As stated in previous blog postings, the OSHAS 18001 H & S Management System is being replaced by the already published ISO 45001:2018. The deadline date for conversion to the new standard is March 2021, so if you need to do the conversion it`s time to start thinking about it. Let us know if we can assist with implementation or in providing a gap analysis for compliance to the new standard.
An addendum to the Occupational Health and Safety Act No 85 of 1993 was recently published in the Government Gazette on 6th December 2019 which has become effective immediately. The additions refer to new legislation for the implementation of ergonomic risk assessments and mitigation measures in the workplace. The regulations are aimed at preventing abnormalities in workers through poorly designed work stations or work methods. It requires that risk assessments are done for each job task within your organization and that any risks identified are mitigated against as far as practically possible. Don`t get caught out, these are legislated requirements and have to be done. Contact us for further information and assistance. You can download a copy of the new regulations here