New Occupational health regulations
New Construction Regulations of the Occupational He
alth and Safety Act
February 2014, the Minister of Labour promulgated
the new Construction
The Regulations make considerable changes to the st.
atutory requirements of.
occupational health in construction, which apply im.
Medical certificate of fitness for all employees.
In the old Construction Regulations, the medical cer.
tificate of fitness was only.
required for employees doing defined risk work, inc.
luding heights work, work on.
suspended scaffolds, tower crane operators, constru.
ction vehicle- and mobile plant.
The new regulations require that all construction employees are in possession of a medical certificate of fitness specific to the construction work to be performed.