Lexis® Practical Guidance: Mine Health & Safety


Practical "how-to" for
Mine Health & Safety Law

Lexis® Practical Guidance Mine Health and Safety is an online reference tool that focuses on the legislation, processes and procedures that regulate the health and safety of employees and other persons undertaking work on mines.

This practice area comprehensively covers the investigation and reporting of incidents, the holding of inquiries as well as appealing the decisions of inspectors under the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996. It also deals with the processes of inquests and joint inquiries and inquests as well as guidance on claiming compensation in terms of the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 78 of 1973 and related legislation.

Lexis Practical Guidance Mine Health and Safety is the ideal solution for legal advisors, directors and mine officials to ensure compliance at all times.

  • The MHS Inspectorate & Department of Mineral Resources
  • Scope of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) application
  • Rights and duties of employers and employees
  • Duties of manufacturers and suppliers
  • Statutory appointments and management of Mine Health & Safety
  • Mine Health & Safety representatives and committees
  • MHSA investigations, reporting & enquiries
  • Offences and penalties under the MHSA
  • Appealing the decisions of Inspectors
  • Claiming compensation
  • Occupational diseases in the mines
  • 29 Topic Overviews and over 110 Guidance Notes
  • More than 40 Forms, Precedents and Checklists – ensuring not a single step is missed
  • Legislation & Case Law – access to relevant cases at the click of a button
  • Other useful resources such as external websites and additional readings
  • Appeal in terms of s57(1) of the MHSA Act 29 of 1996
  • Mine health and safety training checklist
  • Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
  • Health and safety agreement
  • Section 11(5) MHSA: Internal investigation report
  • Minimum standards of fitness to perform work on a mine checklist
  • Explanation of the application of COIDA and ODMWA to compensation for occupational injuries and diseases
  • Form DMR276 - Employee record of hazardous work