AGRICULTURE NEWS - “Health and safety is a critical component that should be central to every business strategy.
After all, healthy workers are the heartbeat of any business,” says Jahni de Villiers, director at Labour Amplified.
To this end, she adds, it is essential that employers adhere to the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act No. 85 of 1993.
The purpose of the act, as set out by the Department of Labour, is: “To provide for the health and safety of workers in connection with the use of plants and machinery; the protection of persons, other than those at work, against health and safety hazards arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work; to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”