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


Lead Regulations, 2001

5. Duties of persons who may be exposed


Any person who is or may be exposed to lead in the, workplace, shall obey any lawful instruction given by or on behalf of the employer or a self-employed person, regarding –

(a) the prevention of lead being released into the environment;
(b) the wearing and use of personal protective equipment;
(c) the wearing of monitoring equipment to measure personal exposure to airborne lead;
(d) reporting for medical surveillance as required by regulation 8;
(e) the notification of pregnancy to the occupational health practitioner;
(f) the cleaning up and disposal of materials containing lead;
(g) housekeeping at the workplace, personal hygiene and good environmental and health practices; and
(h) information and training received as contemplated in regulation 4.