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

Regulations

Lead Regulations, 2001

1. Definitions

 

In these Regulations, any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall have the meaning so assigned and, unless the context otherwise indicates—

 

"approved lead inspection authority"

means an approved inspection authority for the—

(a) monitoring of lead concentrations in the air; or
(b) analysis of blood lead or urinary lead concentrations;

 

"exposed"

means exposed to lead while at the workplace and "exposure" has a corresponding meaning;

 

"General Administrative Regulations"

means the General Administrative Regulations published under section 43 of the Act under Government Notice No. R.1449 of 6 September 1996:

 

"health and safety standards"

means the health and safety standards that have been incorporated into these regulations under section 44 of the Act;

 

"HSG 173"

means the Monitoring Strategies for Toxic Substances, HSG 173, published by the Health and Safety Executive of the United Kingdom;

 

"intake"

includes inhalation, ingestion and any other means of absorption;

 

"lead"

means lead, lead alloys and lead compounds that can be absorbed in any way by any person;

 

"lead paint"

means any paint, primer, paste, spray, stopping, filling or other material used in painting, which, when treated in accordance with the health and safety standards, yields to an aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid a quantity of soluble lead compound exceeding five percent of the dry weight of the portion taken for analysis when calculated as lead monoxide;

 

"measurement programme"

means a programme according to the monitoring strategy 9s contemplated in HSG 173 and OESSM;

 

"monitoring"

means the planning and carrying out of a measurement programme and the recording of the results thereof;

 

"occupational exposure limit for lead, in the case of tetra-ethyl lead"

means an exposure limit of 0,10 mg lead per cubic metre of air, measured in accordance with a health and safety standard;

 

"occupational exposure limit for lead, other than for tetra-ethyl lead"

means an exposure limit of 0.15 mg lead per cubic metre of air, measured in accordance with a health and safety standard

 

"OEL" or "occupational exposure limit"

means a limit value set by the Minister for a stress factor in the workplace

 

"OESSM"

means the Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategy Manual, published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), United States of America Department of Health, Education and Welfare;

 

"provincial director"

means the provincial director as defined in regulation 1 of the General Administrative Regulations;

 

"respiratory protective equipment"

means a device which is worn over at least the mouth and nose to prevent the inhalation of air that is not safe and which furthermore conforms to a standard approved by the Minister;

 

"respirator zone"

means a respirator zone contemplated in regulation 9(a);

 

"SABS 0228"

means 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);

 

"SABS 0229"

means 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):

 

"SABS 0400"

means the Code of Practice for the Application of the National Building Regulations, SABS 0400, published by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS);

 

"SABS SM 1164"

means the Standard method for the determination of lead (inorganic and tetra-alkyl) In the workplace air by atomic absorption and spectrophotometry, SABS SM 1164, published by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS);

 
" the Act"

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