Occupational Health and Safety Act and related Legal Updates
Occupational Health and Safety Act and Related Legal Updates
What is the Occupational Health and Safety Act?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act is legislation that outlines the legal obligations of employers and employees regarding health and safety in the workplace, for South Africa. The OHS Act sets out minimum requirements for workplace safety and provides a framework for SafetyWallet subscribers to create and maintain a safe working environment.
Why is staying up to date with health and safety legislative changes important?
Staying up to date with health and safety legislative changes is important for SafetyWallet subscribers to ensure that they remain up to date with current OHS legislation and provide their employees with a safe and healthy working environment to ensure OHS compliance. Failure to comply with health and safety legislation can result in legal and financial consequences for any employer.
How does SafetyWallet help employers stay up to date with the OHS Act and other legislative changes?
SafetyWallet provides subscribers with regular OHS legal updates on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and other relevant legislation through its weekly newsletter, Safety Focus. This ensures that employers are aware of any changes to the legal framework and can adjust their policies, procedures, and practices accordingly. SafetyWallet subscribers then also have the benefit of Health and Safety Virtual Support for any questions relating to these legislative changes.