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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

3. Impairment


Criteria for the evaluation of Occupational Asthma may be applied in cases of byssinosis. In the instance of irreversible airflow obstruction, a minimum of five years exposure is required before this will be attributed to occupational exposure. Evaluations of irreversible airflow obstruction will be based on the evaluation of pulmonary impairment including lung function testing in accordance with the Compensation Commissioner’s Circular instruction on Respiratory Impairment.