New rules say Covid-19 vaccines can be made mandatory

New rules say Covid-19 vaccines can be made mandatory In mid-June, the South African Department of Employment and Labour (DoEL) issued an update on the occupational health and safety directive, allowing employers to implement a mandatory workplace vaccination policy, amongst others, which is subjected to certain guidelines. There have been many debates over whether employers can or cannot force their employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine, and while the latest directive sheds light on this matter, it also ensures that employers are reminded to consider the rights that employees have with regards to bodily integrity and religious freedoms and beliefs.

Posted date: 5th Jul 2021
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Risk Assessment and the OHS Amendment Bill 2020

A Risk Assessment plays a crucial part in any organisation, therefor everyone plays an important part and has their subsequent duties towards their own Health and Safety, that of those around them, and the Health and Safety of the organisation overall. In the following sections, the duties of an organisation will be explored in-depth. To learn more on the changes brought on by the OHS Amendment Bill 2020, download your FREE eBook here.

Posted date: 4th Jul 2021
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Listed Work and The OHS Amendment Bill 2020

Listed Work and The OHS Amendment Bill 2020 There are extensive changes brought on by the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2020, with the theme of these changes surrounding loose ends being tied up along with the clarification of processes, polishing of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the clearing up of uncertainties so that the Act reflects inclusivity. One of the sections of the OHSA that are affected by these changes refers to the Listed Work under Section 11 of the OHS Amendment Bill and the General duties of the employer, under Section 12. The changes made are indicated and broken down in the sections below. To Download our FREE eBook containing all the changes brought on by the OHS Amendment Bill 2020, click here

Posted date: 4th Jul 2021
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