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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Circular Instruction No. 175 - Compensation for Byssinosis

2. Diagnosis


Diagnosis is based on a history of occupational exposure to cotton, flax, hemp or sisal dust; clinical features and work-related symptoms or significant fall in lung function. (> 15% fall in FEV1) across the first shift of the working week.


The Medical Officers in the Compensation Office will determine if diagnosis was made according to acceptable medical standards.