MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 29 OF 1996: GUIDELINE FOR THE COMPILATION OF A MANDATORY CODE OF PRACTICE FOR AN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMME ON THERMAL STRESS
Notice Title: Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of1996 (“MHSA”): Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice (“MCOP”) for an Occupational Health Programme on Thermal Stress
Government Notice: GN 1754 in GG 45903 on 11 February 2022
Commencing date: Effective from 1 May 2022
The Chief Inspector of Mines in terms of section 49(6) of the MHSA, issued the reviewed guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice for an occupational health programme for thermal stress.
Changes relates amongst other to the following:
- Realignment of the format and content of the MCOP;
- Inclusion of additional Annexures for example mandatory codes list, mandatory occupational hygiene thermal stress reporting forms etc.
- More detailed information in respect of medical surveillance related to thermal stress
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
Mines must review their existing MCOP relating to thermal stress to align with the updated Guideline before the 1st of May 2022.
For more information or assistance please contact Gert van der Waal at firstname.lastname@example.org