Master Builders South Africa urges all Master Builders Associations and their members, as well as Master Builders SA Affiliate members, to peruse the New Draft Ergonomics Regulations and send their comments to Department of Labour (DoL) or their local MBA’s.
This follows a workshop held at NHLS in Modderfontein in January 2017 by the Department of Labour regarding public comment for the New Draft of the Ergonomics Regulations.
MBA’s shall forward all comments received to the national office of Master Builders SA for the attention of Ms Itumeleng Leshoedi, Manager: Occupational Health and Safety, Master Builders SA: ILeshoedi@masterbuilders.org.za no later than 28 April 2017. Ms Leshoedi will consolidate all comments in a report format and submit to DoL before the end of May 2017 – the cut-off date for all comments.
The new Regulations focus on a Risk Management Programme to approach to manage physical and cognitive ergonomics risks in the workplace and shall apply to employers or self-employed persons.
Our construction industry is dominated by a significant amount of manual handling and repetitive activities which in turn impact on the physical muscle strains, tensions and mental capabilities for full concentration which can result in multiple incidents and injuries.
The programme is aimed at bridging the gap between designers, manufactures, suppliers and end-user’s machinery and equipment.
COMPENSATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND DESEASES ACT, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)
Notice to All Employers Registered with the Compensation Fund
The 2016 deadlines for the return of earnings submission has been extended and will open from 1 April- 31 May 2017. Employers who will fail to submit their return by 31 May 2017, may face penalty not exceeding 10% of the amount assessed in terms of Section 83 (6) of COIDA.