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Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

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85 of 1993

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 intends:

  • 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.


1 Jan uary1994, except for Section 1(3)(b)