The COID Act Amendment will include domestic compensation for injuries and diseases, and more state health facilities, said Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.
The OHS Act Amendment Bill will allow less self-regulation, and more inspections. The Bill will be out for public comment early in 2017 (see detail below).
The OHS Act Amendment Bill proposes health and safety admin fines of up to R50 000, but fails to improve on incident investigation measures.
This SA environment laws update of June 2015 includes municipal compliance, waste landfills, electronic waste, tyre recycling, and Waste Act charges.
The Department of Labour asked the state to fund 100 new health and safety and BEE Labour inspectors, in addition to the current 145.
Harmonisation and enforcement of SA mining environmental management laws is under discussion in parliamentary committees.
The Companies Act require certain employers to form a social and ethics committee, standardised by King III, corporate governance and ISO 26000.
Sample health and safety exam questions and answers from various sources are posted here. This post; OHS Act questions.
An SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Mine Health and Safety Act amendment is due in 2013. Some changes under discussion are posted here.
SA Employers are required to appoint health and safety representatives formally, using this format prescribed by the SA OHS Act in Section 17 and 18.
New buildings and refurbishments must comply with energy efficiency standards from November 2011, and SANS 10400 part XA, according to the Energy Act.
Government, trade unions and mining industry seem to be heading for a collision over two suspended sections in the Mine Health and Safety Act.
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