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Agri SA COVID-19 Ensuring a safe return to work

This document was developed by Business for SA as a guideline in explanation of the OHS directive as issued on 29 April 2020.

As the lockdown is eased and businesses start to re-open, ensuring the health and safety of employees and members of the public will be of paramount importance. The Minister of Employment and Labour signed a Direction in terms of section 10(8) of the National Disaster Regulations that provides for measures employers are required to adhere to at this time. Together with the Direction, the Department published a Summary as well as a COVID-19 Walk Through Risk Assessment to guide additional workforce preserving strategies.

The hazards posed by Covid-19 are clearly identifiable, and employers must take steps to eliminate or minimize the risk of infection and the spread of the disease.

Read more: Agri SA Safe work guideline May 2020