Labour Relations

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace

Summary: Employers who intend to make vaccination mandatory may face an uphill battle. Employers have several administrative obstacles to overcome, such as doing a risk assessment, identifying employees that must be vaccinated, and developing a vaccination plan and appropriate measures to implement the plan. Employers forcing mandatory vaccination without the proper risk assessment done may …

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Legislation on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) // Cleaning Sector

Author: Karabo Teffo ISSUE Whether legislation regulates the issues around PPE.   PRINCIPLES According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act[1], employees working in environments where they may be exposed to risk or potential risk are required to wear personal  protective equipment (PPE). This particularly applies when engineering, work practice and administrative controls prove unfeasible …

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Consolidated Direction of Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Work Places.

Sub-directive 14 regulates an employee’s refusal to perform any work due to exposure to COVID-19 and states that:- an employee may refuse to work if with reasonable justification it appears to the employee or a Health and Safety Representative (H & S Rep) that the work poses an imminent and serious risk to COVID-19. Employee …

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