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


Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, 1995

Notice No. R. 683 of 2008


Notice No. R. 683

27 June 2008


Department of Labour


Under section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993), 1 Membathisi Mphumzi Shepherd Mdladlana, Minister of Labour, hereby -


1) amend the Occupational Exposure Control Limit for Silica in Table 1 of the Hazardous Chemical Substance Regulations from 0,4mg/m³ to 0,1mg/m³.


2) require all industries handling, manufacturing and producing silica dust to submit bi-annual reports starting from 1 January 2009 indicating the following:
number of samples taken and analyzed
composition of dust
concentration of the constituents; and
whether you are complying with the new Occupational Exposure Limit for silica, if not, what steps are implemented to comply with the exposure limit within six months of this notice being gazetted.