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Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations - 4th Ed 2018


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The law says:

"Every employer with five or more persons in his employ shall have a copy of the Act and the relevant regulations readily available at the workplace: Provided that where the total number of employees is less than five, the employer shall, on request of the employee, make a copy of the Act available to that employee"
[Reg 4 of the OHS Act General Administrative Regulations]

Employers must also furnish designated machinery supervisors with a copy of the Act and regulations.
[Reg 9 of the OHS Act General Machinery Regulations]

Neatly laid out and styled for easy use and reference, this user-friendly format, uncrushable coil-bound book is completely authentic and up-to-date. Designed for those who work both in and out of the office, it optimises the use of colour for clarity and puts the Act and regulations at your fingertips.

It includes the following recently gazetted changes:

  • Incorporation of Code of Practice for Existing Goods Hoists Installations (GN R94 in Gov Gaz 40594 of 3 February 2017)
  • Incorporation of additional health and safety standards in the Pressure Equipment Regulations (GN R262 in Gov Gaz 40713 of 24 March 2017)
  • Guidelines for Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015 (GN R288 in Gov Gaz 40734 of 31 March 2017)
  • Guidelines for Construction Regulations, 2014 (GN 489 in Gov Gaz 40883 of 2 June 2017)
  • Amendment of the notice regarding the accreditation of first aid training bodies (GN 827 in Gov Gaz 41037 of 11 August 2017)
  • Inclusion of noise monitoring by means of personal dosimetry in regulation 7 (GN R889 in Gov Gaz 41065 of 25 August 2017)
  • Incorporation of Code of Practice Inshore Diving (GN 1235 in Gov Gaz 41237 of 10 November 2017)
  • Revised Guidelines for Pressure Equipment Regulations (GN 1265 in Gov Gaz 41256 of 17 November 2017.
  • Replacement of standards in the Lift, escalator and passenger conveyer Regulations (Gov Gaz 41622 of 11 May 2018)
  • Government Notice regarding temporary exemption of Construction Regulations (Gov Gaz 41839 of 17 August 2018.)

Additional features:

  1. Opens completely flat.
  2. Light and small enough to carry in your briefcase.
  3. Pages are colour coded for ease of reference.
  4. Section/Regulation numbers are quick and easy to find appearing in large type.
  5. Full Government Gazette references for amendments are given.
  6. Guidance notes are inserted where appropriate.
  7. Legislation errors and loopholes are indicated.
  8. Explains how our labour laws are made and gazetted.