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Document ID (ISN)78808
CIS number 02-528
ISSN - Serial title Government Gazette - Staatskoerant
Year 2001
Convention or series no. R 236
Title Lead Regulations, 2001 [South Africa]
Original title Loodregulasies, 2001 [in Afrikaans]
Bibliographic information 28 Feb. 2002, Vol.440, No.7292, p.3-42.
Internet access 02-0528.pdf [in Multilingual]
http://www.gov.za/gazette/regulation/2002/23175.pdf [in English]
Abstract These regulations were issued under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (see CIS 94-1451). They apply to all workplaces where lead (Pb) is produced, processed, used, handled and stored in a form in which it can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed by any person in that workplace. Contents: definitions (the Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) for lead is set at 0.10mg Pb/m3 for tetra-ethyl lead, and at 0.15mg Pb/m3 for all other kinds of lead); prohibition of employment in an environment where exposure to lead may occur beyond occupational exposure limits; information and training of workers; duties of persons who may be exposed; assessment of potential exposure; air monitoring; medical surveillance; respirator zones; record keeping; control of lead exposure (to occur if the level of airborne Pb is above the OEL, or if biological limits (20µg/100mL in blood for ingestible lead and 120µg/L in urine for lead alkyls) are exceeded); personal protective equipment and facilities; cleanliness of premises and plant; maintenance of control measures; prohibitions; labelling, packaging, transportation and storage; disposal of lead waste. The Lead Regulations of 22 Mar. 1991 are repealed. In annex: maximum intervals between blood and urinary Pb measurements, depending on the measured Pb levels in workers.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; lead; South Africa
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; responsibilities of employers; tetraethyllead; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; responsibilities of employees; medical examinations; exposure tests; monitoring for air contamination; law; personal protective equipment
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances