The Asbestos Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 require exposure to asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, to be controlled.
Regulations prohibiting the use, manufacturing, import and export of asbestos and asbestos containing materials were promulgated by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) on 28 March 2008.
- Aware of the health hazards associated with exposure to asbestos fibres?
- Compliant with all the legal requirements?
- Using the correct safe working procedures when working with asbestos materials?
- Keeping your asbestos register up to date?
- Compliant with your asbestos management plan?
Did you know that the NIOH Occupational Hygiene Section provides a comprehensive range of asbestos-related services throughout Southern Africa?
- Occupational health risk assessments for asbestos
- Training in asbestos risk control and safe working practices
- Training in asbestos fibre counting
- Workplace and building inspections or surveys
- Exposure measurements
- Advice on control measures required for the prevention of asbestos exposure
- Preparation of asbestos inventories and register
- Asbestos management plans and programs
- Advice on the management of asbestos removal projects