Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHS Act) Book

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  • Formal Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 book
  • 23rd Edition
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 and Regulations is available as an A5 hard copy
  • Assists in employer compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Item delivery: usually 7 - 14 working days


The purpose of this OHS Act book is to provide an organisation with a health and safety book that are required to be made available in the workplace, according to the law. The health and safety book includes the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Regulations . This OHS Act book will inform employees about health and safety requirements in the workplaces and their basic rights. This is a health and safety compliance condition that all workplaces must meet.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 and Regulations is available as an A5 hard copy.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 now includes the latest Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents, Commercial Diving Regulations and The Inshore Code of Practice for Commercial Diving. Asbestos Abatement Regulations has been amended and the notice Regarding Implementation of Regulations 14, 14a, 14b, 14c and 14d of the Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Agents, 2021.


This OHS Act book is intended for all companies who need to inform employees in their workplace.

The publication aids in providing 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;

It also aids in 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.


This OHS Act book is important because it provides an organisation with the required health and safety Act allowing them to inform their employees and comply with health and safety legislation. 

This provides evidence to an inspector that the organisation is compliant with the requirement for informing the employees.


PART 1 - Occupational Health and Safety Act


Establishment of Advisory Council for Occupational Health and Safety

Functions of Council

Constitution of Council

Period of office and remuneration of members of Council

Establishment of technical committees of Council

Health and safety policy

General duties of employers to their employees

General duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees

General duties of manufacturers and others regarding articles and substances for use at work

Listed work

General duties of employers regarding listed work

Duty to inform

General duties of employees at work

Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things

Chief executive officer charged with certain duties

Health and safety representatives

Functions of health and safety representatives

Health and safety committees

Functions of health and safety committees

General prohibitions

Sale of certain articles prohibited

Certain deductions prohibited

Report to inspector regarding certain incidents

Report to chief inspector regarding occupational disease

Victimization forbidden

Designation and functions of chief inspector

Designation of inspectors by Minister

Functions of inspectors

Special powers of inspectors


Formal inquiries

Joint inquiries

Obstruction of investigation or inquiry or presiding inspector or failure to render assistance

Appeal against decision of inspector

Disclosure of information

Acts or omissions by employees or mandataries

Offences, penalties and special orders of court

Proof of certain facts


This Act not affected by agreements

Delegation and assignment of functions


Incorporation of health and safety standards in regulations

Serving of notices

Jurisdiction of magistrates' courts

State bound

Conflict of provisions

Repeal of laws

Short title and commencement

PART 2 - Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

REG 1 - General Administrative Regulations

REG 2 - General Safety Regulations

REG 3 - Major Hazard Installation Regulations

REG 4 - Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents

REG 5 - Explosives Regulations

REG 6 - Construction Regulations

REG 7 - Regulations on Hazardous Work by Children in South Africa

REG 8 - Commercial Diving Regulations

REG 9 - Environmental Regulations for Workplaces

REG 10 - Facilities Regulations

REG 11 - Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations

REG 12 - Lead Regulations

REG 13 - Noise-induced Hearing Loss Regulations

REG 14 - Ergonomics Regulations

REG 15 - Asbestos Abatement Regulations

REG 16 - Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015

REG 17 - General Machinery Regulations

REG 18 - Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations

REG 19 - Regulations Concerning the Certificate of Competency

REG 20 - Pressure Equipment Regulations

REG 21 - Electrical Installation Regulations

REG 22 - Electrical Machinery Regulations

REG 23 - General Notices

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