LegalB's Resources for Africa
SUBSCRIBER QUICK LINKS: ROOT DATABASE | OVERVIEW | TEXT TIMELINE | SUBORDINATE TEXTS | COMMENTARY | POTENTIAL TRANSGRESSOR LISTS | TEST FOR TRANSGRESSIONS | EMAIL A REQUEST FOR UPDATES | HELP | CONTACT US | SEARCH SITE | LOG OUT |

South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
LegalB Logo
Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993

Long title


To provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the use of plant and machinery; the protection of persons other than persons at work against hazards to health and safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work; to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.
Definitions
2.
Establishment of Advisory Council for Occupational Health and Safety
3.
Functions of Council
4.
Constitution of Council
5.
Period of office and remuneration of members of Council
6.
Establishment of technical committees of Council
7.
Health and safety policy
8.
General duties of employers to their employees
9.
General duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees
10.
General duties of manufacturers and others regarding articles and substances for use at work
11.
Listed work
12.
General duties of employers regarding listed work
13.
Duty to inform
14.
General duties of employees at work
15.
Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things
16.
Chief executive officer charged with certain duties
17.
Health and safety representatives
18.
Functions of health and safety
19.
Health and safety committees
20.
Functions of health and safety committees
21.
General prohibitions
22.
Sale of certain articles
23.
Certain deductions
24.
Report to inspector regarding certain incidents
25.
Report to chief inspector regarding occupational disease
26.
Victimization forbidden
27.
Designation and functions of chief
28.
Designation of inspectors by Minister
29.
Functions of inspectors
30.
Special powers of inspectors
31.
Investigations
32.
Formal inquiries
33.
Joint inquiries
34.
Obstruction of investigation or inquiry or presiding inspector or failure to render assistance
35.
Appeal against decision of inspector
36.
Disclosure of information
37.
Acts or omissions by employees or mandataries
38.
Offences, penalties and special orders of court
39.
Proof of certain facts
40.
Exemptions
41.
This Act not affected by agreements
42.
Delegation and assignment of functions
43.
Regulations
44.
Incorporation of health and safety standards in regulations
45.
Serving of notices
46.
Jurisdiction of magistrates' courts
47.
State bound
48.
Conflict of provisions
49.
Repeal of laws
50.
Short title and commencement
 
Legislation Text Access Point

Versions
[To check whether a version has commenced, and how it was commenced, please see the Timeline for the Act, and the Annotated Text for the version.]
Access Official Gazette PDF  Request Subscription Fee Subscriber Access
As unamended Act 1993_085_000_00000000 EXT.LINK REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1993_181_000_00000000 N/A REQ.INFO LINK

* LegalB refers to a "version" of an Act or its sections in the format "YYYY_NNN_SSS_YYYYMMDD", which refers to "YEAR OF ACT_ACT NUMBER_SECTION OF ACT_DATE OF GAZETTE", and where "DATE OF GAZETTE" refers to the "YEAR_MONTH_DAY" on the face of the Gazette in which either the Act was originally published or in which the amending, lapsing or repealing instrument was published. Where any segment of the reference string contains only zeros, it means that information is not relevant, not made available, or unavailable.
* Unbolded grey text in square brackets is additional information provided by LegalB.
* "..." indicates further information not provided by LegalB for purpose of brevity
* An Asterisk indicates uncertainty regarding information, and a double asterisk indicates information must be read in the light of our relevant Commentary.

TOP
Copyright Rita V. Felgate 2014