Alison Lee

Alison Lee


The Minister of Employment and Labour published the Ergonomics Regulations, 2019 under section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (“OHSA”) for implementation on 6 December 2019.

The purpose of the Ergonomics Regulations, 2019 is to protect t
he health and safety of any person who may be exposed to ergonomic risks in the workplace.

A risk assessment must be conducted for all tasks where an employee is exposed to ergonomic risks, which must be reviewed every two years or where a reportable incident occurs or if an employee suffers an adverse health effect as a result of exposure to ergonomic risks.

Employers are required to establish a training programme for all employees exposed to ergonomic risks.

Employers must ensure that medical surveillance for ergonomics are incorporated into its existing medical surveillance system.

To view these regulations click here


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