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New Draft Ergonomic Regulations (Occupational Health and Safety Act)

Click here to download the new regulations (R.64 of 2017)

 

The Minister has given notice of the new Draft Ergonomics Regulations and invited comment to be received in specified format by the end of April.

 

These Regulations will focus on a programme approach to manage physical and cognitive ergonomics in the workplace.

 

The new regulations shall apply to:

 

  • employers or self-employed persons who carries out work at a workplace which may expose any person to physical or cognitive risk factors in that workplace;

 

  • and a person who designs, manufactures, erects, installs or supplies machinery, equipment or articles for use at work.

 

Click here to download the new regulations (R.64 of 2017)

 

 

 

 

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