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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

Group IV Hazardous Substances Regulations

Chapter 4 : Safety Standards and Obligations of Persons with regard to Group IV Hazardous Substances

20. Employees



1) An employee shall, when required to do so by his employer, present himself during his working hours for such medical examinations and tests as may be required for the purposes of these regulations and shall furnish to the medical practitioner concerned or other person who is to carry out the examination such information as the medical practitioner or other person may require of him.


2) Where the Director-General has reasonable cause to believe that it is necessary for the protection of the health or safety of any employee, he may serve on that person's employer a written notice requiring that employer to make such arrangements with regard to any or all of the following:
a) The regulation, control, restriction or prohibition of entry by, or the presence of the employee in any or all of the controlled areas on that employer's premise or premises;
b) making the employee subject to any or ail of the requirements of regulations 14 and 15.


3) An employer referred to in subregulation (2) shall ensure that the employee concerned is informed of the relevant requirements of the Director-General.


4) An employee failing or refusing to comply with any arrangement of an employer referred to in subregulation (2) shall be guilty of an offence.


5) A notice referred to in subregulation (2) shall be applicable from a date specified in the notice for a period specified in the notice or until such period is in writing extended or the notice is withdrawn by the Director-General prior to the expiry of the specified period.


6) Where an employee has reasonable cause to believe that an incident referred to in regulation 16 or 25 has occurred, he shall forthwith notify his employer of his suspicion.