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Document ID (ISN)68048
CIS number 96-1928
ISSN - Serial title Government Gazette - Staatskoerant
Year 1996
Convention or series no. Act No.29 of 1996
Title Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 [South Africa]
Bibliographic information 14 June 1996, Vol.372, No.17242, p.1-112 (whole issue).
Abstract This Act was assented to on 14 June 1996, and comes into operation on a date fixed by proclamation by the President. It covers: health and safety at mines (owner's responsibility; appointment of manager, whose responsibilities include the maintenance of a healthy and safe environment, the ensuring of the supply of health and safety equipment, the staffing of mines with due regard to OHS and the establishment of OHS policy; codes of practice; manager's responsibilities for training, risk assessment and response, conduct of occupational hygiene measurements and the establishment of a system of medical surveillance; safety and medical records; exit certificates; employers' rights to information and to the disputing of expertise; manufacturer's, supplier's and employee's duties for OSH; employee's right to leave dangerous workplaces); health and safety representatives and committees; tripartite institutions (Mine Health and Safety Council, Mining Qualifications Authority); inspection of mines (establishment of Inspectorate, appointment of Chief Inspector, inspection procedures and records); powers of the Minister; legal proceedings and offences; general provisions (including definition of terms). The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (CIS 94-1451) is not applicable to any matter in respect of which any provision of this Act is applicable.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; mining industry; mining and quarrying; South Africa
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; safety service records; labour inspection; responsibilities of employees; law; role of management; safety and health committees; glossary
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying