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


Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, 1995

8. Respirator zone



An employer shall ensure:

a) that any workplace or part of a workplace under his or her control, where the concentration of an HCSHCS in the air is. or may be, such that the exposure of employees working in that workplace exceeds the recommended limit without the wearing of respiratory protective equipment, is zoned as a respirator zone;
b) that a respirator zone is clearly demarcated and identified by notice indicating that the relevant area is a respirator zone and that personal protective equipment as contemplated in regulation 11 must be worn there; and
c) that no person enters or remains in a respirator zone unless he or she is wearing the required personal protective equipment.