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


Noise-induced Hearing Loss Regulations, 2003

5. Duties of persons who may be exposed to noise



Any person who is or may be exposed to noise at OF above the noise-rating limit shall obey any lawful order given to him or her by the employer or self-employed person or by anyone authorized thereto by the employer or self-employed person, regarding –

a) the use of measures adopted for noise control;
b) the immediate reporting of defective, damaged or lost noise control equipment to the health and safety representative or the employer;
c) the use of personal hearing protectors where provided;
d) a prohibition to enter or remain in an area where personal hearing protectors are required unless the person is authorized to do so and is wearing the required hearing
e) co-operation with the employer in his or her task of determining the employee's noise exposure, which may include the wearing of personal sound exposure meters;
f) the reporting for medical surveillance as required by regulation 8; and
g) information and training received as contemplated in regulation 4.