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Document ID (ISN)66399
CIS number 96-398
Year 1973
Convention or series no. Act No.78 of 1973
Title Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act [South Africa]
Original title Wet of Bedryfsiektes in Myne en Bedrywe [in Afrikaans]
Bibliographic information In: Statutes of the Republic of South Africa, 1994, p.1171-1276.
Abstract The original Act was assented to on 19 June 1973, and it commenced on 1 Oct. 1973. This version incorporates all amendments up to and including the Amendment Act No.208 of 1993. Contents: definitions (the following are defined as compensable diseases, if relatable to risk work: pneumoconiosis, tuberculosis, permanent obstruction of the airways, permanent cardio-respiratory disease, progressive systemic sclerosis); establishment and functions of the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases; control (supervision) and risk determination in mines and mine works; certificates of fitness, and medical and other examinations; certification of compensable diseases; appointment and functions of the Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases and organization of the Compensation Fund; determination of compensation payments; research and special medical treatment; making of regulations. Certain laws, in particular the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Act, 1962, are repealed.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; mining and quarrying; workmen's compensation; South Africa
Descriptors (secondary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; tuberculosis; pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis; law; hazard evaluation; expertise; pneumoconiosis
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Mining and quarrying
Workers' compensation