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n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical engineers and the Occupational Health and Safety Act : technical paper

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Abstract

From the earliest days of geotechnical engineering in South Africa, engineers and geologists have made extensive use of open holes for the inspection and recording of soil profiles. In addition, employees in the piling industry frequently descend into uncased holes for cleaning and inspection. Just how legal is this practice and what should the industry do to maintain the exemptions from the strict interpretation of the law that it appears to enjoy?

Van die vroegste tye van geotegniese ingenieurswese in Suid-Afrika het ingenieurs en geoloe omvangryke gebruik gemaak van oop toetsgate vir die ondersoek en optekening van grondprofiele. Werknemers in die heipaalbedryf gaan ook dikwels in ongevoerde gate af vir skoonmaak- en ondersoekdoeleindes. Hoe wettig is hierdie praktyk en wat behoort die bedryf te doen om die vrystelling van die streng interpretasie van die wet wat dit blykbaar geniet, te handhaaf?

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1996-01-01
2016-12-08
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