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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

25. Investigation into and notification of overexposure



1) Where an employer who works with or transports a Group IV hazardous substance suspects or is informed that any employee or other person has probably received a radiation dose greater than four millisievert as a result of that work or transport, he shall immediately conduct an investigation and shall forthwith by telephone, telegram, telefacsimile or other similar rapid means notify--
a) the Director-General; and
b) such employee or other person,

of the suspected overexposure and shall investigate, or arrange for an investigation into the circumstances of exposure to ionising radiation, make an assessment of the dose received and forthwith notify the persons referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) above of the results of that investigation and assessment.


2) An employer who conducts any investigation in terms of subregulation (1) shall compile a report on that investigation and shall keep that report and not destroy it except with the written consent of the Director-General.