Occupational Health and Safety

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A primary school in Limpopo has been closed down after an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspector found that the school was not compliant with the OHS Act 85 of 1993 and posed a risk of health to learners.

 


The development of the national skills base within South Africa, as supported by legislation, national policies and strategies is an undisputed priority. Equitable human development that supports an inclusive economic growth path, addresses recognised skills shortages and a reduction in high levels of unemployment, will only be achieved through an educated, skilled and capable South African workforce. This qualification is an essential building block in realising these national priorities.


A very topical question this week. Ivan Israelstam provides his assessment of why business owners and managers will want to have everyone vaccinated, and he addresses the legal questions - the rights afforded to individuals by our Constitution.  How will these be balanced against the requirements that employers provide a safe working environment? Ivan notes that section 36 of the Constitution may reasonably limit the individual rights.  


A media statement released by the Department of Employment and Labour reveals the outcome of recent workplace inspection conducted nationwide.

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