Background on Legal Compliance
The Department of labour has legislated the requirements for the employers to establish OHS policy
within the organizations at which they operate under the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA),
• Act 29 of 1996 and Occupational Health
• and safety Act (OHSA), Act 85 of 1993.
The drafting, implementation and monitoring of the organizations health and safety policy is a clear
demonstration of the employer commitment in this regard.
Further, looking into the corporate governance the need to develop corporate SHE policy cannot be over
emphasized, this is where the employers demonstrate the strong direction and control to their operations.