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SOUTH AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR (DoL)
There exists a formal working relationship between Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) and Department of Labour (hereafter DoL) on areas of common or mutual interest to ensure the prevention of ill health within the work environment. A memorandum of understanding was signed between SAIOH and the DoL which serves as recognition of SAIOH as the Occupational Hygiene Registration Body for Professional Occupational Hygiene Practitioners in South Africa.
Duties of the parties
The DoL recognises that SAIOH is responsible for professional certification and registration of occupational hygiene practitioners in Southern Africa in terms of the following designations:
DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR ERGONOMICS WORKSHOP 2016
Ergonomics Workshop: A collaborative approach to reducing Muscular Skeletal Disorders - 19 February 2016 (programme)
Presentation: Current approach in the prevention of muscular skeletal disorders (Ergonomincs) - N.W Pieterse
2016 Ergonomics Workshop Presentations
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT, 85 OF 1995
Inclusion of new chemical onto the RL and CL OEL lists in the Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Substances.
As you may be well aware the Department of Labour is in the process of reviewing the Occupational Exposure Levels as per Table 1 (Control limits of hazardous chemical substances) and Table 2 (Recommended limits for hazardous chemical substances) in the Regulations for Hazardous chemical Substances (1995).
This is considered an optimal opportunity to consult stakeholders regarding inclusions of '
Please return the proposals by 20 November 2015.
Note: not all proposals will automatically qualify for inclusion.
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:
SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS (SASOM) SASOM is a Professional Society, registered as a special interest group with the South African Medical Association and affiliated to the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH). SASOM aims to protect and promote the health of workers through quality occupational health programmes and clinical excellence to the benefit of employees, employers and occupational medical practitioners.
The aims of the Society are:
SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTITIONERS (SASOHN)
The South African Society of Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners (SASOHN) is a professional society committed to the development of the occupational health nursing practitioner (OHNP). Occupational health nursing practitioners take care of the health of more than 8 million workers in South Africa in all types of industries. Goals of the Society The promotion of the highest possible standards in Occupational Health practice by encouraging accreditation and upgraded professional qualifications.
11th Academic Day Hosted By SASOHN
Bookings are now open for the 11th SASOHN Academic Day to be held in Johannesburg on the 5th of May 2016 and Pietermaritzburg on the 19th May 2016. Visit the SASON Website for further information.
MINE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (MMPA)
The Mine Medical Officers’ Association (MMOA) was founded in 1921 to serve as the representative organisation of the group of medical practitioners whose task it was to watch over the health of a great army of workers who do the manual labour in South African Mines. Proceedings of the association were published from 1921 without break for over sixty years. They form an invaluable record of observations made, clinical procedures applied and the general treatment of a very large body of men. The first 50 years of the Association is covered in the book “Doctors of the Mines” published in 1971. The Chapter on “Prophylaxis and Therapy” covers Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Silicosis, Enteric fever, Scurvy, Leg Ulcers, Hookworm, Sporotrichosis and Heat Stroke. A second book on the history of the MMPA is now in preparation. In 2002, the Association changed its name to the Mining Medical and Other Health Care Professionals Association and was again changed in 2009 to the Mine Medical Professionals’ Association.
We raise the Profile of Medicine in Mining
To remain an integral & indispensable discipline within the Mining Industry by: