Acts Online
GT Shield

Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)


Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, 1995

15. Disposal of hazardous chemical substances



An employer shall, as far as is reasonably practicable:

a) recycle all HCS waste;
b) ensure that all collectable HCS waste is placed into containers that will prevent the likelihood of exposure during handling;
c) ensure that all vehicles, re-usable containers and covers which have been in contact with HCS waste are cleaned and decontaminated after use in such a way that the vehicles, containers or covers do not cause a hazard inside or outside the premises concerned;
d) ensure that all HCS waste which can cause exposure, is disposed of only on sites specifically designated for this purpose in terms of the Environmental Conservation Act, 1989 (Act No. 73 of 1989), in such a manner that it does not cause a hazard inside or outside the site concerned;
e) ensure that all employees occupied in the collection, transport and disposal of HCS waste, who may be exposed to that waste, are provided with suitable personal protective equipment; and
f) ensure that if the services of a waste disposal contractor are used, a provision is incorporated into the contract stating that the contractor shall also comply with the provisions of these regulations.