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The main aim of the occupational health and safety is to provide for the health and safety of persons at work and to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety.

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Index 1. Occupational health and safety act no 85 of 1993 2. Main objectives of the act 3. The purpose of health and safety committees 4. Bibliography Occupational health and safety Act (The purpose of health and safety committees) By: Tshwanelo Ramekgwe Student number: 200914443 Occupational health and safety act no. 85 of 1993 The main aim of the occupational health and safety is to provide for the health and safety of persons at work and to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety. ...read more.

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The act applies to all emplyoyers and workers but not to: * Mines, mining areasor any mining works * Load line ships, fishing boats, sealing boats, whaling boats and floating cranes; whether in or out of water; and * People in or on these areas or vessels The purpose of health and safety committees According to the federal jurisdiction, workplace health and safety committees must be established in workplaces where there are 20 or more employees. These committees have many duties including the following: * to consider and quickly and efficiently dispose of health and safety complaints; * to participate in all of the inquiries, ...read more.

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the implementation of those changes; and * to inspect all or part of the workplace each month, so that every part of the workplace is inspected at least once a year. * to encourage and to maintain an active interest in workplace health and safety; * to consider training and education needs to address workplace health and safety issues; * to keep workers up-to-date with new standards, rules and procedures; * to review the circumstances surrounding workplace incidents; * to help resolve issues about workplace health and safety and; * to provide the employer with advice on how to address workplace health and safety issues. ...read more.

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