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


Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, 1995

9. Records



An employer shall:

a) keep records of the results of all assessments, air monitoring, and medical surveillance reports required by regulations 5 , 6 and 7, respectively: Provided that personal medical records shall only be made available to an occupational health practitioner;
b) subject to the provisions of paragraph (c), make the records contemplated in paragraph (a), excluding personal medical records, available for inspection by an inspector.
c) allow any person subject to personal written consent of an employee, to peruse the records with respect to that particular employee;
d) make the records of all assessments and air monitoring available for perusal by the relevant health and safety representatives or relevant health and safety committee;
e) keep all records of assessments and air monitoring for a minimum period of 30 years;
f) keep all medical surveillance records for a minimum period of 30 years and if the employer ceases activities, all those records shall be handed over or forwarded by registered post to the relevant regional director; and
g) keep a record of the investigations and tests carried out in terms of regulation 12(1)(b) and of any repairs resulting from these investigations and tests, and the records shall be kept for at least three years.