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Proposed legislation: Environmental health norms, standards

Written by Health-e News

Published for public comment on 20 September 2013, these norms and standards govern areas such as port health, water quality monitoring and hazardous materials management.

dept_of_health_logoThe South African Department of Health’s director general intends to set norms and standards for environmental health, in terms of Chapter 2, Section 2(a)(iii) of the National Health Act, 2003 (Act 61 of 2003).

These norms and standards will be aligned to the norms and standards for health establishments as published by the Office of Health Standards Compliance.

Interested and affected parties are invited to submit any substantiated comments or representations on the proposed 147-pages of proposed norms and standards to [email protected] or to:

Attn Director: Enviromental Health
Private Bag X 828,
Pretoria, 0001

Deadline for public comment is 20 October 2013.

Download the draft norms and standards

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