n Risk Management - Asbestos users report to DEAT : legal risk

Volume 1, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... Asbestos users report to DEAT Manufacturers who use asbestos or asbestos materials will have to notify the Minister of Environmental Affairs, according to proposed regulations in terms of Section 24B of the Environment Conservation Act (73 of 1989), published in the Government Gazette under R205. The regulations form part of government and industry's efforts to prohibit the use of asbestos, a mineral whose airborne particles are known to cause lung diseases if inhaled. The prohibition would cover the production, import and export of asbestos. In Section 3, titled 'Identifi ed Products', the Act requires manufacturers to notify the minister ..

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