U-Risk® Overview - OHS Act (85 of 1993)


  • Section 8(1)[General duties of employers to their employees]
  • “Every employer shall provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of his employees.”

  • Section 9(1)[General duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees]
  • “Every employer shall conduct his undertaking in such a manner as to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that persons other than those in his employment who may be directly affected by his activities are thereby exposed to hazards to their health or safety.”

  • Section 9(1) [General duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees]
  • “Every employer shall conduct his undertaking in such a manner as to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that persons other than those in his employment who may be directly affected by his activities are thereby exposed to hazards to their health or safety.”