Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)
Health and Safety of Children at Work Regulations
8. Work in a hot environment4
No person may require or permit a child worker to work perform hard manual labour where the time-weighted average WBGT index as defined in the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, made in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, determined over a period of one hour, exceeds 30 unless the child -
|a)||is acclimatised to such working environment before he is required or permitted to work in such environment;|
|b)||has water breaks every 15 minutes; and|
is cognisant of the need to drink at least 150ml of liquid every break and the employer provides the child with the necessary liquids.
 Regulation 2(4) of the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces published in Government Gazette 10988, Government Notice R 2281 of 16 October 1987, further regulates work in a hot environment and applies in addition to this regulation.
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