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Welcome to the SAIOH Resources page where you can access relevant documents and links to other websites with information that may be of relevance and/importance to you.

The SAIOH Support Templates for SANS17020 are available. Please visit the SAIOH STORE on the SAIOH website to purchase your template.

The SANS 17020 support documentation template system provided by SAIOH is designed to help smaller service providers to populate the required Quality Management System (QMS) documentation. The template system should reduce the time required for the purchaser to generate a large portion of the required documentation which will identify how they operate their business.
Many of the documents provided are related to the practice of Occupational Hygiene in the field, whilst others relate to various administrative and quality based requirements.
The attached Index identifies the main content and fit for the documents in the SANS 17020 template document system offered.

You will be able to identify Manuals, Plans, Procedures and Checklists and how they relate to each other. The majority of this documentation is available and ready for launch, however we have identified a few more important documents which we feel would enhance the present set of documents. These are identified in Green in the index and we will ensure that any belonging to the bundles purchased would be forwarded to you once they are ready at no additional cost.

The SAIOH templates have been designed at entry level for AIA service providers. The templates simply set a baseline to ensure required and appropriate information and records are provided. As each end user will have variability’s in their present systems, methodology, recording and service provision, this system can only provide guidance and hopefully save you some time in the early stages of document preparation.

It is important that the user of this system understand that the templates, manuals, plans and checklists provided are for guidance and to help you to populate your own system. They are not a complete QMS system and quality system guidance and understanding is still required.
A guidance document with step by step instructions on modifying the various documents is provided in the core package – bundle 1.



OHSA Presentation for SASOHN Workshop
Occupational Health Southern Africa is the only dedicated journal for the occupational health disciplines in southern Africa. It is the official journal of the following four professional societies:
  • The South African Society of Occupational Medicine (members are occupational health doctors and doctors in industry)
  • The South African Society of Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners (members are occupational health nurses)
  • The Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (members are occupational hygienists)
  • The Mine Medical Professionals' Association (members are doctors and other health care professionals working in or interested in the mining industry)
Established in 1995, it has since grown steadily in terms of its content, readership and marketing. It is distributed to all society members, as one of their membership benefits. The journal's objective is to keep occupational health practitioners current with the latest research, especially African research. The journal is accredited by the Department of Education, and articles are peer-reviewed before publication. Occupational Health Southern Africa is published alternate monthly (six issues per annum) and offers good value for the subscription cost.


The Safety First Association is the oldest occupational health and safety association in South Africa. It was founded in 1932 by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer and the Mayor of Johannesburg.
The Safety First Association promotes occupational health and safety in southern Africa by:
  • Spreading knowledge of the principles and methods of accident/incident prevention. 
  • Encouraging co-operation in the prevention and/or reduction of accidents/incidents which lead to loss of life, injury or other losses. 
  • Publishing and distributing information. 
  • Monitoring and influencing the impact of standards and legislation.
Partner Associations
  • Institute of Safety Management (IOSM)
  • Southern African Protective Equipment Marketing Association (SAPEMA)
  • Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH)
  • National Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Board (NOSHEBO)


AIA's (Approved Inspection Authorities)

Requirements for approval as an Approved Inspection Authority. Pamphlet from Occupational Health & Hygiene.
List of AIA's that have been approved and who have submitted applications.
Letter from the Dept. of Labour regarding approval process of AIA's and who may operate as an approved inspection authority.


TC 207: 
TC207 has published the following draft standards for comment. Please provide input and submit to by 5th May 2014 for inclusion in the SAIOH feedback:
  1. SANS14031: Environmental Management: Environmental Performance Evaluation - Guidelines (PDF, size: 1.95 MB)
  2. SANS14065: Greenhouse Gases - Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms or recognition (PDF, size: 1.42 MB)
ISO/CD 14001, Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use, ISO/CD 14001.2 Vote result. regarding the question: "Do you agree to the circulation of the draft as a DIS?"
The ISO 14004 Working Group Committee Draft is open for comment in preparation for the meeting on the 5th August 2014. Please provide inputs using the comment template. Relevant documents include:
 TC283/ TC 177:
Notification of the 2nd Meeting of ISO/PC 283 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, Casablanca, 31st March – 4th April. Submit pre-registration forms by 28 February 2014.
Report of the first meeting of ISO/PC 283.
Please participate and nominate experts to develop ISO 45001 on Occupational health and safety management systems in PC283 Working Group 1. The invitation for participation can be found here.
Download the whitepaper on ISO 45001, "A New International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems" - (PDF, Size: 510kb)



The latest Reporting Templates for the 2013 Mine Health and Safety Council OHS Milestones (PDF, Size:271 kb).
Obtain the Presentation of the MHS on Milestone Reporting in 2013, held on 18 Sept 2013 in Limpopo here (PPT, Size: 1.03 MB).
Implementation of revised Reg.9.2(7) and associated statutory report forms. Please find an instruction for all mines and associated forms here.

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