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OHS Legislation and Standards – in Line with SANAS 17020

Normative References 
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
  • ISO/IEC 17000, Conformity assessment — Vocabulary and general principles 
  • Asbestos Regulations GN R 155 dated 10 February 2002
  • Lead Regulations GN R 236 dated 28 February 2002
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Regulations GN R 307 dated 7 March 2003
  • Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Substances GN R 1179 dated 25 August 1995 and 
  • Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents GN R 1390 dated 27 December 2001

Stressor
Legislation
Standards
SANAS reference - TR 84
Asbestos
AR
HSG264 - asbestos: the survey guide (2012)
HSG248 - asbestos: the analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures (2005)
MDHS 87 - fibres in air. Guidance on the discrimination between fibre types in samples of airborne dust on filters using microscopy (1998)
International organization for standardization. ISO 14966:2002. Ambient air – determination of numerical concentration of inorganic fibrous particles – scanning electron microscopy method.
Asbestos international association. Recommended technical method no. 2
(RTM2): method for the determination of airborne asbestos fibres and other inorganic fibres by scanning electron microscopy. London: AIA; 1984.
NIOSH 7400 - asbestos and other fibres by PCM
MDHS 39/4
NIOSH manual of analytical techniques
OSHA index of sampling and analytical methods
NIOSH occupational exposure sampling strategy manual (OESSM)
HSG 173
HCS
OHSA 8 &HCS
NIOSH manual of analytical methods
MDHS 14/4 – general methods for sampling and gravimetric analysis of respirable, thoracic and inhalable aerosols
OESSM – occupational exposure sampling strategy manual
MDHS - methods for the determination of hazardous substances
NIOSH manual of analytical techniques
OSHA index of sampling and analytical methods
NIOSH occupational exposure sampling strategy manual (OESSM)
SANS 10400 - PART O
ANSI/ASHRAE 110 OF 1995
BS 7258: 1994 PARTS 1, 2 AND 3
HSE MDHS
Lead
LR
OESSM – occupational exposure sampling strategy manual
HSG 173 - monitoring strategies for toxic substances
MDHS 6/3 lead and inorganic compounds of lead in air
SANS 6164:2009 – determination of lead (inorganic & tetra-alkyl) in workplace air by atomic absorption spectrophotometry
NIOSH manual of analytical techniques
osha index of sampling and analytical methods
NIOSH occupational exposure sampling strategy manual (OESSM)
SANS 6164:2009
HSG 173
Illumination
ERW
Sans 10114:2005 or as amended
Indoor air quality
and ventilation
ERW 5 &HCS
ASHRAE standard 62, ventilation for acceptable indoor air quality
ASHRAE standard 55, thermal environmental conditions for human occupancy
ISO 16000 SERIES
SANS 10400 SERIES (particularly part o:2011)
Extraction
Ventilation
HCS 12 &GSR 4
HSG 258 - controlling airborne contaminants at work. A guide to local exhaust ventilation (lev)
Noise
NIHL 7 & 9
SANS 10083:2013 OR AS AMENDED
SANS 10103:2008 OR AS AMENDED
SANS 10083:2004
SANS 61672-1/2
Vibration
OHSA 8
SANS 2631-1:1997, mechanical vibration and shock - evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration, part 1, general requirements
HBA
HBA &FR
SANS 12469:2002
SANS 10226:2009
Radiation
OHSA 8 &GSR 9
L 121 - work with ionising radiation. Ionising radiations regulations 1999. Approved code of practice and guidance
Facilities
and hygiene
FR
Sans 10400-p:2010 or as amended
Water
FR
Sans 241-1:2011 or as amended
sans 241-2:2011 or as amended
Ergonomics
OHSA 8
Thermal stress
ERW 2
ISO 7243. Hot environments – estimation of the heat stress on working man, based on the WBGT-index
ISO 15743: 2008 – ergonomics of the thermal environment. Cold workplaces. Risk assessment and management.

  
ACRONYMS


AR:          Asbestos Regulations                                                               SANS:        South African National Standard
OHSA:     Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1993)               ERW:       Environmental Regulations for Workplaces
FR:          Facilities Regulations                                                                GSR:        General Safety Regulations
ISO:         International Organisation of Standardisation                     HBA:       Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents
LR:          Lead Regulations                                                                      NIHL:        Noise Induced Hearing Loss Regulations
HCS:       Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations

UPDATES TO LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS

The following updates are available:


NOTIFICATION: MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT NOT APPLICABLE TO BRICK FACTORIES


Please take note that brick manufacturers fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labour.

Please see below attachments in this regard:



Medicines and Related Substances Act, 101 of 1965


Details: Government Notice R716 in Government Gazette 37995,  15 September 2014.
Relates to labelling of medicines, package inserts of medicines, categories and classification of medicines, disciplines of complementary medicines


National Environmental Management Act, 107 of 1998

Details: General Notice 777 in Government Gazette 37984, 8 September 2014
Pertains to the draft EIA guidelines for Renewable Energy Projects.

 

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