LEGAL UPDATES

LCS’s health and safety legal updating service is now available online. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access.

Untitled-1

COVID 19 Legislation Register

This register contains the legal references for managing the COVID 19 pandemic insofar as it impacts on Health and Safety Liability. As such, it has application in operations governed under both the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Mine Health and Safety...

Health and Safety Legal Update – January 2020

January sees 3 new MHSA Mandatory Codes of Practice Guidelines and 2 Guidance notes published by the DMR. In addition, the Occupational Health and Safety Act sees the long awaited Ergonomics Regulations come into power. DescriptionMine Health and Safety Act, 29 of...

Health and Safety legal Update: August 2017

    Description Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996, Regulations, Chapter 8, Machinery and Equipment. Government Gazette GG 41065 , GNR 894 Type Regulation Notice Date published 25 August 2017 Effective date 25 August 2017 OHS Act Sites MHS Sites X  ...

Health and Safety Legal Update: February 2017

Health and Safety Legal Update: February 2017

  Description Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 Government Gazette GG 40612, GN 117 Type Notice Date published 10 February 2017 Effective date 10 February 2017 OHS Act Sites X MHS Sites X   The Compensation Commissioner has...

Health and Safety Legal Update: January 2017

Health and Safety Legal Update: January 2017

  Description Health Professions Act, 1974, Regulations Government Gazette GG 40577, GNR 49 Type Regulation Notice Date published 27 January 2017 Effective date 27 January 2017 OHS Act Sites X MHS Sites X   Minister Aaron Motsoeledi has published new...

Health and Safety Legal Update: November 2016

Health and Safety Legal Update: November 2016

Health and Safety Law update: November 2016 Comments:       The main point of interest insofar as Health and Safety legal issues for the month under review is two issues relating to MCOP’s under the MHSA as well as draft Regulations under the OHSA dealing with...

MHSA: Mandatory Codes of Practice Register

MHSA: Mandatory Codes of Practice Register

New/Updated MCOP's Section 9 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 29 of 1996, stipulates that where a Guideline for a Mandatory Code of Practice (MCOP) is published, the Employer has a duty to draft a corresponding Code of Practice. The below table contains the most...

Health and Safety Legal Update: February 2016

The main point of interest insofar as Health and Safety legal issues for the month under review is concerned, is the publishing of 4 Mandatory Code of Practice Guidelines under Section 9 of the Mine Health and Safety Act. In terms of Section 9, a Mandatory Code of...