A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Collier, Debbie en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Domingos, Anacleto Gaspar en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-30T08:02:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-30T08:02:37Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Domingos, A. 2014. A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13186
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study is specifically concerned with the effect of occupational health and safety (hereafter OHS) law in Angola and the protection it offers to employees in the oil and gas industry. The current Angolan OHS legislation continues to be characterised by the pre-independence legal system inherited from the colonial era, which creates a crisis of legitimacy and justice. This crisis may be resolved through the ratification of the International Labour Organisation OHS conventions. This dissertation examines workplace health and safety in Angola from a legal perspective in detail, and explores international instruments that are used to protect employees from unhealthy and unsafe conditions. An analysis of the relevant source materials reveals a disjunction between the international standards and the laws as implemented in Angola. It is a fact that the law is expected to offer as far as is possible reasonable health and safety protection to employees. Evidence demonstrates, however, that these laws have largely failed to meet expectations. The problem is not only the fragmentation and inconsistency of the OHS laws, but also that the framework is in need of revision and a dedicated plan to resolve the gaps in the existing legislation. The study thus explores the discontinuities and deficiencies of the regulatory framework as well as of the enforcement mechanisms. Similarly, it proposes an extensive shift of emphasis away from the current legal debate to focus on the relevant issues that will offer substantive protection to the health and safety of employees, as well as justice in law reform. Various steps need to be taken to ratify the OHS conventions in order to improve the deficient framework of OHS legislation in Angola. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Commercial Law en_ZA
dc.title A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Commercial Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Domingos, A. G. (2014). <i>A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Commercial Law. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13186 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Domingos, Anacleto Gaspar. <i>"A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Commercial Law, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13186 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Domingos AG. A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Commercial Law, 2014 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13186 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Domingos, Anacleto Gaspar AB - This study is specifically concerned with the effect of occupational health and safety (hereafter OHS) law in Angola and the protection it offers to employees in the oil and gas industry. The current Angolan OHS legislation continues to be characterised by the pre-independence legal system inherited from the colonial era, which creates a crisis of legitimacy and justice. This crisis may be resolved through the ratification of the International Labour Organisation OHS conventions. This dissertation examines workplace health and safety in Angola from a legal perspective in detail, and explores international instruments that are used to protect employees from unhealthy and unsafe conditions. An analysis of the relevant source materials reveals a disjunction between the international standards and the laws as implemented in Angola. It is a fact that the law is expected to offer as far as is possible reasonable health and safety protection to employees. Evidence demonstrates, however, that these laws have largely failed to meet expectations. The problem is not only the fragmentation and inconsistency of the OHS laws, but also that the framework is in need of revision and a dedicated plan to resolve the gaps in the existing legislation. The study thus explores the discontinuities and deficiencies of the regulatory framework as well as of the enforcement mechanisms. Similarly, it proposes an extensive shift of emphasis away from the current legal debate to focus on the relevant issues that will offer substantive protection to the health and safety of employees, as well as justice in law reform. Various steps need to be taken to ratify the OHS conventions in order to improve the deficient framework of OHS legislation in Angola. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry TI - A critical analysis of the Angolan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law and the protection it offers to employees of the oil and gas industry UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13186 ER - en_ZA


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