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


Lead Regulations, 2001

17. Disposal of lead waste


An employer or self-employed person shall as far as is reasonably practicable—

(a) recycle all lead waste, but not into non-lead production processes;
(b) ensure that all collected lead 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 lead waste are cleaned and decontaminated after use, in such a way that such vehicles, containers or covers do not cause a hazard inside or outside the premises concerned;
(d) ensure that all lead waste that can cause exposure to lead, is disposed of only on sites specifically designated for this purpose in terms of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (Act No. 73 of 1989) and the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), and in such a manner that it does not cause a hazard inside or outside the site concerned
(e) ensure that all persons involved in the collection, transport and disposal of lead waste and who may be exposed to that waste, are provided with suitable personal protective equipment; and
(f) ensure that, in cases where the services of a waste disposal contractor are used, a provision is incorporated into the contract stating that the contractor too shall comply with the provisions of these Regulations.