Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)
Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, 1995
In this Schedule a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall bear the meaning so assigned to it and unless the context other-wise indicates—
means the monitoring of the concentrations of airborne hazardous chemical substances;
means the Asbestos Regulations published by Government Gazette No. R. 773 of 10 April 1987 under section 43(5) of the Act;
means a programme to determine any risk from exposure to a hazardous chemical substance associated with any hazard thereof at the workplace in order to identify the steps needed to be taken to remove, reduce or control such hazard;
"BEI" or "biological exposure index"
is a reference value intended as a guideline for the evaluation of potential health hazards as listed in Table 3 of Annexure 1 hereby as revised from time to time and listed in the Government Gazette;
"engineering control measures"
means control measures that remove or reduce the exposure of persons at the workplace by means of engineering methods;
means exposed to a hazardous chemical substance whilst at the workplace and "exposure" has a corresponding meaning;
means the Guidance Note EH 42 of the Health and Safety Executive of the United Kingdom: Monitoring Strategies for Toxic Substances 1989 HSE ISBN 0 11885412 7 as revised from time to time and published in the Government Gazette;
means the Facilities Regulations published by Government Notice No. R. 2362 of 5 October 1990 under section 43(5) of the Act;
"General Administrative Regulations"
means the General Administrative Regulations published by Government Notice No. R. 2206 of 5 October 1984 under section 43(5) of the Act;
"HSC" or "hazardous chemical substance"
means any toxic, harmful, corrosive, irritant or asphyxiant substance, or a mixture of such substances for which—
(a) an occupational exposure limit is prescribed; or
(b) an occupational exposure limit is not prescribed; but which creates a hazard to health;
includes inhalation, ingestion or absorption through the skin or mucous membranes;
means the Lead Regulations published by Government Notice No. R. 586 of 22 March 1991 under section 43(5) of the Act;
means a programme according to the monitoring strategy as contemplated in EH 42;
means the planning, carrying out and recording of the results of a measurement programme;
"OEL" or "occupational exposure limit"
means a limit value set by the Minister for a stress factor in the workplace as revised from time to time by notice in the Government Gazette;
"OEL-CL" or "occupational exposure limit-control limit"
means the occupational exposure limit for a hazardous chemical substance as listed in Table 1 of Annexure 1 hereby and "control limit" has a corresponding meaning;
"OEL-RL" or "occupational exposure limit-recommended limit"
means the occupational exposure limit for a hazardous chemical substance as listed in Table 2 of Annexure 1 hereby and "recommended limit" has a corresponding meaning;
means the Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategy Manual, published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Publication No. 77-173 of 1977, United States of America: Department of Health, Education and Welfare;
means the regional director as defined in regulation 1 of the General Administrative Regulations;
"respiratory protective equipment"
means a devise which is worn over at least the mouth and nose to prevent the inhalation of airborne hazardous chemical substances and which is of a type, or conforms to a standard approved by the Minister;
means an area where the concentration of an airborne hazardous chemical substance exceeds the recommended limit for that substance;
the Code of Practice for the Safe Handling of Pesticides, SABS 072, published by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS);
the Code of Practice for the Identification and Classification of Dangerous Substances and Goods, SABS 0228, published by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS);
the Code of Practice for Packaging of Dangerous Goods for Road and Rail Transportation in South Africa, SABS 0229, published by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS);