OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ACT 85 OF 1993

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 has repealed the Machinery Occupational Safety Act 6 of 1983. The Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993 is legislation approved by the Department of Labour which assists organizations with a set law. This law provides a set of rules and regulations that every employer must subscribe to with their workplace.

OHST has simplified this piece of legislation to a basic level of interpretation that anyone will be able to comprehend. The Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993 is a must to all employers who wish to have better insights into legal liabilities with regards to health and safety within their workplaces.


COURSE 1

1) INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 85 of 1993


Contents
■ Overview of the OHS Act 85 of 1993
■ Legal Liabilities
■ Duties of employer and employees
■ SHE representatives and SHE committees
■ DOL Inspectors – Powers
■ Penalties
■ Case Study


Duration  1 day 
Target Group  Managers, Business Owners, Supervisors, HSE representatives, Safety Officer 
Course Objective  This course provides the learner with a basic knowledge of the responsibilities pertaining to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 


COURSE 2

2) INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 85 of 1993


Contents
■ In Depth view of the Occupational Health & Safety Act no. 85 of 1993.
■ Understanding the legislative framework.
■ Legal Liabilities and legal appointments.
■ Understanding the elements of the health & safety policy.
■ Duties of employer.
■ Duties of employees.
■ SHE representatives and SHE committees.
■ Sec 37(2) agreements
■ DOL Inspectors – Powers.
■ Penalties as imposed by this legislation.
■ General Safety Regulations.
■ General Administrative Regulation.
■ Case Study.
■ Assessment.


Duration  2 days 
Target Group  Managers, Business Owners, Supervisors, HSE representatives, Safety Officers 
Course Objective  This course provides the learner with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and HSE procedures & compliance. 


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