Legal Liability OHSA & MHSA

By: Kbc Health And Safety  11-11-2011
Keywords: health and safety, Risk Assessment, Personal Protective equipment

PRODUCT PREVIEW:

Relevance: Sharing knowledge in order to minimize the legal risks faced by the Employer (Company) by equipping the appointed management members to ensure functional systems are implemented to meet the legal requirements. This can only be achieved when the working of the South African legal system is understood. This workshop emphasizes the need for top management to address the civil and criminal exposures on a daily basis and in doing so, protect the Company, Employees and all persons who may be affected by the Company’s work activities.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the Act
  • Aim of the workshop
  • Reasonable Man Test
  • Sources of Criminal Liability
  • Duties of the Employer and Employee
  • Construction Regulations
  • Prescribed statutory appointments
  • Health and Safety Representatives
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Manufacturer’s liability
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Contractor’s liability
  • Environmental awareness
  • COID Act
  • Risk Assessment
  • Incident reporting and Investigation
  • Planned Task Observation
  • Manager’s responsibilities
  • Duty to inform
  • Regulations requiring specific training
Course Outcomes:
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret the law in the context of the organization.
  • Understand their role and responsibilities as the Employer, regarding health, safety and environmental matters within the organization.

Keywords: Environmental Awareness, health and safety, Personal Protective equipment, Protective Equipment, Risk Assessment

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