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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia.

November 7, 2019

Hello world!

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fashion
March 15, 2019

Wild Question Marks and devious semikoli

Wild Question Marks and devious semikoli March 15, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and beautifully presented. A...

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architecture
March 14, 2019

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek March 14, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and beautifully...

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pond
March 13, 2019

The headline of Alphabet Village and the subline

The headline of Alphabet Village and the subline March 13, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and beautifully...

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cat
March 12, 2019

She had a last view back on the skyline

She had a last view back on the skyline March 12, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and...

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woman
March 11, 2019

When she reached the first hills of the italic

When she reached the first hills of the italic March 11, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and...

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boat
March 10, 2019

A small river named Duden flows by their place

A small river named Duden flows by their place March 10, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and...

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March 9, 2019

Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the semantics

Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the semantics March 9, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and beautifully...

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seacape
March 8, 2019

Far far away behind the word mountains

Far far away behind the word mountains March 8, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and beautifully presented....

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hammock
March 7, 2019

From the countries Vokalia and Consonantia

From the countries Vokalia and Consonantia March 7, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and beautifully presented. A...

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A-OSH Expo showcases holistic treatment of employees’ health issues
May 9, 2018

A-OSH Expo showcases holistic treatment of employees’ health issues

A-OSH Expo 2018 is but two weeks away and visitors will have much to look forward to from the best in the local occupational...

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More efficiency with clear maintenance visuals 
May 9, 2018

More efficiency with clear maintenance visuals?

Plant maintenance operations are a necessity to maintain and secure production capacity. They usually imply a temporary reduction in production output, which makes maintenance...

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Workplace skincare simplified
May 9, 2018

Workplace skincare simplified

Gloves In A Bottle is a unique, all-in-one shielding and dry skin-care lotion that – in a nutshell – “keeps the good stuff in...

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Exploring the need for personal academic growth
May 9, 2018

Exploring the need for personal academic growth

Angela Bruwer, executive academic head at the IMM Graduate School, explains global influences and impact on the higher-education sector in South Africa.

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Solar web
April 25, 2018

Bentley Motors to build UK’s largest solar-powered carport

Bentley Motors has announced the construction of the largest-ever solar-powered carport in the United Kingdom.

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Cargo Carriers web
April 25, 2018

Cargo Carriers expands to offer services in warehousing and distribution

Supply chain specialist Cargo Carriers, continues to diversify its logistics services offerings. The company’s new warehousing and distribution arm includes integrated software tracking and...

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AOSH web
April 25, 2018

Knowledge is power at A-OSH EXPO 2018

Knowledge enables best OHS practices with the latest content from A-OSH EXPO, which will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, from 22 to...

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McDonalds fined
April 25, 2018

McDonald’s fined R3 million following workplace accident in drive-through

McDonald’s has been fined £200 000 (about R3,4 million) after a teenage employee was hit by a motorist outside its Lakeside Shopping Centre in...

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Corruption in energy
April 11, 2018

The corruption challenge in energy and water sectors

A survey conducted by the organisers of the African Utility Week reveals that professionals in the energy and water sector are excited about the...

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Audi co2neutral plant
April 11, 2018

Audi to build fully electric cars in a CO2-neutral plant

Audi’s Brussels plant has achieved “CO2-neutral site” status, which is a world first in the premium segment.

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AOSH 2018
April 11, 2018

Africa’s largest OHS expo is back at Gallagher Convention Centre during May

A-OSH EXPO, Africa’s largest OHS trade show, is back at Gallagher Convention Centre for the eighth year. So what, exactly, will you find at...

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SolarReserve energy plant
April 11, 2018

SA new green energy project to power over 200 000 homes each year

The new 100-megawatt Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project in Northern Cape, with 1 200 megawatt-hours of energy storage, will reliably deliver non-intermittent power to...

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Brady Tagging
March 28, 2018

Brady increases workplace safety through visual tagging solutions

Brady provides a complete range of visual tagging solutions aimed at increasing safety and compliance for a wide range of equipment in the workplace.

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Compliance resized
March 28, 2018

Be your own compliance champion

Compliance officers have the opportunity to position themselves as the essential business asset that they are, anchored not only by a strategic understanding of...

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Fire resized
March 28, 2018

Fire-suppression solutions for the food-and-beverage industry

Fire and Security Techniques offers a range of inert gas and chemical-agent fire-suppression solutions that are ideal for protecting supply chain systems in the...

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safety logistics
March 28, 2018

Health and safety for the logistics industry

Healthy drivers are more likely to be safe drivers, with a big impact on other road users and a logistic company’s bottom line. This...

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Health waste shoes
March 14, 2018

Medical waste turned into school shoes

A groundbreaking hospital recycling project, introduced by the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) in 2010, has seen the recycling of non-hazadours polyvinly chloride (PVC)...

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Ray Mahlaba
March 14, 2018

BBF Safety donates footwear to youth traing centre in PE

A generous donation of footwear was recently made by BBF Safety Group to the students at Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre in Port Elizabeth.

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ISO 45001 PUBLISHED
March 14, 2018

ISO 45001 published and available for download

The ISO 45001 standard was proposed in October 2013 to assist in the reduction of occupational injuries and disease. The new standard will replace...

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Skyrider Sappi 2 resized copy
March 14, 2018

Skyriders offers working-at-height safety solution for Sappi

Rope-access specialist, Skyriders, has provided a working-at-height safety solution for a contractor undertaking maintenance at the Sappi’s Ngodwana pulp-and-paper mill in Mpumalanga.

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A safety net for medical waste management
March 12, 2018

A safety net for medical waste management

It is vital for healthcare waste service providers to have a contingency plan for unexpected challenges, which could lead to a build-up of dangerous...

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A commitment to safe chemical transportation
March 12, 2018

A commitment to safe chemical transportation

The transportation of hazardous fuels and chemicals requires careful attention to detail and specialised supply chain and transport logistics services that adhere to safety,...

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Going cold turkey on drug abuse
March 12, 2018

Going cold turkey on drug abuse

Drug abuse among employees puts them and their peers at risk of workplace accidents. SHEQ Management investigates how companies can identify, prevent and reduce...

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Skyriders stands tall
March 12, 2018

Skyriders stands tall

A zero-fatality rate, in line with OHSAS 18001:2007 and the Institute for Work at Height’s best practice, is a crowning achievement of Skyriders Access...

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Workmen’s Compensation Simplified
March 12, 2018

Workmen’s Compensation Simplified

The Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) explains how it enables easier management of workmen’s compensation for its clients in the construction sector

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Farmers making a plan for safety
March 12, 2018

Farmers making a plan for safety

Safety compliance is non-negotiable in high-risk industries, particularly the farming sector. We speak to Advocate Hendrik Terblanche, MD at Legricon, about the safety regulations...

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Slips, trips and falls: BUSTED!
March 12, 2018

Slips, trips and falls: BUSTED!

Slips, trips and falls CAN be prevented! Just follow this advice from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

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Taking care of your PPE
March 12, 2018

Taking care of your PPE

Using worn or damaged personal protective equipment (PPE) may be a catalyst to harm. WILLIAM GEORGE speaks to suppliers about taking proper care of...

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Neurosafety: A leadership journey
March 9, 2018

Guiding the human consciousness requires specific leadership qualities

Was there a toolbox talk? Yes, tick. Was there a time allocated to safety? Yes, tick. Did it make any difference? Absolutely not! So,...

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Theory of Externalities and workmen’s compensation
March 9, 2018

Theory of Externalities and workmen?s compensation

What are the proper roles of labour, the private sector and government in the provision and operation of workmen’s compensation? The economic theory of...

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The OHS professional: competency versus capability
March 9, 2018

The OHS professional: competency versus capability

During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Saiosh CEO and president attended meetings at the Department of Labour (DoL) in Pretoria. Two reports were...

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March 9, 2018

SHEQ Issue 1 2018

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Taking a lesson from the military
March 7, 2018

Taking a lesson from the military

In many instances safety articles are aimed at the safety professionals. However, it is important for leaders to take responsibility for the safety of...

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A festive season frustrated by fraudsters
March 7, 2018

A festive season frustrated by fraudsters

Identity fraud is real, and a real headache … take my word for it.

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High-tech, innovative breakthroughs from Bureau Veritas
March 7, 2018

High-tech, innovative breakthroughs from Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas has unveiled innovative professional solutions and services, which will further assist its clients to meet the growing challenges of quality, health, safety,...

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Sanitech increases pest control services
March 7, 2018

Sanitech increases pest control services

In October 2017, Pristine Health Services sold its Gauteng-based hygiene and pest-control services to Sanitech. The purchase has given Sanitech greater presence in the...

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Self-service bulk ATM to eliminate paperwork and reconciliation
March 7, 2018

Self-service bulk ATM to eliminate paperwork and reconciliation

Cash Connect has officially launched the bulk deposit acceptor (BDA) device. The compact under-counter cash deposit system allows bulk note and coin deposits to...

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rentokil web 1
March 7, 2018

Rentokil first on LED technology for pest control

The new range of fly killer devices by Rentokil uses light-emitting diode (LED) technology, and aims to save money as well as deliver quality,...

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The Happiness Advantage
March 7, 2018

The Happiness Advantage

In many instances safety articles are aimed at the safety professionals. However, it is important for leaders to take responsibility for the safety of...

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Playing deaf to noise pollution
March 7, 2018

Playing deaf to noise pollution

Employees who work in an industry with high levels of noise pollution could potentially lose their hearing and suffer from severe stress, which increases...

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Suffering from sick- building syndrome?
March 7, 2018

Suffering from sick- building syndrome?

Sick-building syndrome (SBS) is sometimes the cause of severe headaches and eye irritation in a workplace, but, because of its complex diagnosis factors, it...

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Tinashe UCT win
February 28, 2018

UCT student wins top award for waterless urinals project

The City of Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought ever recorded. Tinashe Chipako, a civil engineering student at the University of Cape Town...

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Brady
February 28, 2018

Brady brings safety procedures to your fingertips!

Brady is making safety procedures easier in a digital era through provision of visually instructive safety procedures that are accessible on one’s smartphone.

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Soybean Goodyear web
February 28, 2018

Goodyear’s soy-based tyre technology earns award

The Goodyear tyre and rubber company has been presented with the prestigious Tyre Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence during the 2018 Tyre...

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ICET web
February 28, 2018

I-CAT offers integrated dust-management solutions

I-CAT has in-house capabilities to research and develop products to fit specific client needs with its end-to-end integrated dust-management solutions.

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February 14, 2018

Skyriders brings hi-tech drone to South Africa

The latest inspection technology for indoor and confined spaces has been introduced to South Africa by Skyriders, which has acquired an Elios collision-tolerant drone...

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February 13, 2018

Re-examine the real reason why safety is important

Safety is not a once-off exercise, it is an ongoing approach to effectively achieving goals set out for the business concerned. For that reason,...

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February 13, 2018

Exciting Africa Energy Indaba official side events

There’s less than a week to go before the tenth Africa Energy Indaba, the focus of which spans the oil and gas, renewables, nuclear,...

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February 13, 2018

Sanitech expands its cleaning and hygiene services

In October 2017, Pristine Health Services sold its Gauteng-based hygiene and pest control services to Sanitech. Following the acquisition, Sanitech has increased presence in...

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February 1, 2018

Way forward for women at the Africa Energy Indaba

The fourth annual Women in Energy Conference is designed to drive an increase in the leadership and development of women involved in the African...

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February 1, 2018

Boost staff wellness to reduce risk-related costs

Absenteeism in the workplace is often considered just another part of business. But, what if companies could assist employees to better manage their health,...

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February 1, 2018

The new ISO 7010 safety signs available from Brady

The new ISO 7010 safety signs are available from Brady on high-performance materials for optimal durability and compliance in a range of industrial contexts.

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February 1, 2018

SAPS to use ALCO-Safe’s Alcoblow Rapid Test

The South African Police Service (SAPS) will introduce the Alcoblow Rapid Test breathalyser instruments, countrywide, in its latest bid to combat alcohol abuse and...

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January 17, 2018

Gearing up for the 10th Africa Energy Indaba

The Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) will celebrate its 10th edition at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from February 20 to 21, 2018.

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January 17, 2018

Preparing for the upcoming ISO 45001 standard

The new ISO standard, ISO 45001, is the international standard for occupational safety and health management systems, designed to replace OHSAS 18001. It is...

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January 17, 2018

Training Force partners with NEBOSH

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety, a leader in globally recognised health and safety courses, is now available through...

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January 17, 2018

The dangers in skimping on PPE

Inferior Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workplace could have a negative effect on productivity and a company’s bottom line. A number of companies...

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Zero concern, maximum harm
December 13, 2017

Zero concern, maximum harm

“Zero harm”. You read about the concept in just about every issue of SHEQ MANAGEMENT. Can the concept be applied to South Africa’s current...

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As sweet as honey
December 12, 2017

As sweet as honey

Making safety the easy choice means making it as easy as possible for employees to follow the correct procedures – and giving greater consideration...

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December 10, 2017

SHEQ Issue 6 2017

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South Africans are recycling superstars!
December 8, 2017

South Africans are recycling superstars!

Based on the latest plastics recycling figures released by Plastics SA, South Africans are recycling more plastics than ever before. 

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Stay safe over the festive season! Here’s how …
December 8, 2017

Stay safe over the festive season! Here’s how…

A busy office or factory is a safe one – versus an empty one; this goes without saying. As such, as the festive season...

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news uvex web
December 1, 2017

Uvex sponsors special learners

Uvex South Africa and the Rainer Winter Foundation are making a difference in the lives of two hearing-impaired children at the Eduplex School in...

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Bureau Veritas brings food testing to the Cape
December 1, 2017

Bureau Veritas brings food testing to the Cape

Bureau Veritas recently unveiled its technologically innovative, state-of-the-art microbiological laboratory in Cape Town. Designed and engineered to focus primarily on the fast-growing food and...

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December 1, 2017

Placing people at the forefront of OHS

The world’s largest trade fair for the occupational health and safety industry, A+A Düsseldorf, attracted a whopping 1 930 exhibitors from 63 nations, and...

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Safely lockout pipes
December 1, 2017

Safely lockout pipes

Brady Corporation offers a new pipe blind lockout solution that can be applied to the widest range of pipes. By easily and temporarily locking...

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Robben Island converts to solar energy
December 1, 2017

Robben Island converts to solar energy

Robben Island has an energy-usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination, the harbour and offices. In total, the island uses almost two million kilowatt...

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Case dismissed
November 30, 2017

Case dismissed

What happens when an occupational accident and disease claim against an employer is dismissed?

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Alco blow 2
November 29, 2017

ALCO-Safe breathalyser test goes wireless

The Lion Alcoblow Rapid Test breathalyser from ALCO-Safe has received a technology upgrade in the form of a built-in wireless transmitter.

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BBFSafety1
November 29, 2017

BBF Safety Group honours top-achieving distributors

At its recent year-end celebration, the BBF Safety Group leadership team set the agenda for a 2018 characterised by growth, diversification and a bullish...

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BMW2
November 29, 2017

BMW’s concept of emission-free, two-wheeler mobility

As urbanisation progresses, more and more people are crowding into cities, so conventional mobility concepts and local public transportation are reaching the limits of...

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BBP37
November 29, 2017

Print it yourself!

With professional safety and facility identification printers and software from Brady, you can take full control of your workplace identification to quickly comply with...

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A line to catch you when you fall
November 23, 2017

A line to catch you when you fall

Falls from heights are one of the main causes of death for mine and construction workers. MARISKA MORRIS looks at personal protective equipment (PPE)...

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Track quality with this RFID tag
November 23, 2017

Track quality with this RFID tag

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is not new and has been used to track goods for years, but it can now be used to...

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Clean air for top care
November 23, 2017

Clean air for top care

Donaldson Filtration Solutions discusses how more than 30 years of experience makes for best-in-class dust-filter technology.

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Breathing deeply
November 23, 2017

Breathing deeply

By 2016, more than 12 000 deaths had been documented in the United Kingdom (UK), as a result of hazards in the workplace that...

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Striving for excellence in health and safety
November 23, 2017

Striving for excellence in health and safety

Dekra Industrial RSA has been presented with three Noscar awards for 2016, and now qualifies for a fourth in 2018. This comes after scoring...

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Above: Proudly displaying the 2017 haul of Noscar awards are (back row, from left): Kobus Visagie, divisional director; Albertus Smit, contracts manager; Johnnie Van Niekerk, HSE coordinator; John Rodgers, HSE coordinator; Christiaan Richards, senior HSE officer; Jonas Nhlapo, senior HSE officer. Middle row, from left: Abra Chego, site manager; Johannes Mofokeng, HSE officer; Solomon Selepe, HSE officer; Madelein Maclellan, HSE officer; Vivien Govender, KZN HSE manager; Sbonelo Mbuyazi, HSE officer; Thabo Modumaela, national HSE-risk manager; Yususf Wilfred, site manager. Front row, from left: Lawrence Kgonyana, field HSE manager; Ishmael Taunyane, site manager; Erasmus Gumede, HSE officer; Williem Ngwenya, senior HSE officer.
November 23, 2017

Walking the talk

SGB-Cape collected a bounty of Noscar awards in 2017. Thabo Modumaela, national health, safety and environment (HSE) manager, divulges the secrets to the company’s...

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Awards and announcements at Noscars 2017
November 23, 2017

Awards and announcements at Noscars 2017

Nosa’s prestigious safety awards ceremony – the Noscars – saw unprecedented industry achievement in 2017

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Prevention trumps cure on sight
November 23, 2017

Prevention trumps cure on sight

Each year, on every second Thursday of October, South Africa celebrates sight awareness day. WILLIAM GEORGE explores the importance of eye care and eye...

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New ways to clean up waste
November 23, 2017

New ways to clean up waste

Used cartons is one group of waste that was previously not recyclable. This is, however, now possible. WILLIAM GEORGE finds out what the benefits...

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Food transport whipped into shape
November 23, 2017

Food transport whipped into shape

Maintaining the quality of products is essential in the transportation of food, especially with the introduction of the new Notice R364 draft regulation. MARISKA MORRIS...

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Moving South Africa forward - together
November 23, 2017

Moving South Africa forward – together

With October Transport month behind us, specialised transport provider Cargo Carriers recognises the important role that the larger transport industry has to play in...

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Taking a deep breath for driver safety
November 23, 2017

Taking a deep breath for driver safety

Most accidents occur as a result of human error. Companies can train their drivers, but they have very little control over drivers’ behaviour once...

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Supporting human capital behind the wheel
November 23, 2017

Supporting human capital behind the wheel

The South African transport industry has some world-class elements to it. GAVIN MYERS finds out how Mercedes-Benz Trucks South Africa’s advanced driver training and...

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Underestimate reputational risk at your own cost
November 23, 2017

Underestimate reputational risk at your own cost

KPMG South Africa is making the news for all the wrong reasons… The question supposedly being asked by the risk fraternity and the industry...

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RMA establishes an OHS Programme
November 23, 2017

RMA establishes an OHS Programme

“Prevention is better than cure” is how the adage goes, and so Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) is embarking on an OHS Programme which it...

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November 17, 2017

TED talks for health and safety professionals

Journalist and editor of Safety and Health Practitioner James Evison shared 10 of the best TED talks for safety and health professionals, ranging from...

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November 17, 2017

Debt a major healthcare risk in South Africa

Debt is one of the biggest healthcare risks to SA’s workforce and it puts company performance at risk. Rising debt often leads to staff...

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November 17, 2017

Promoting healthy and safety in mines rewarded

Mine workers and their families joined in the festivities, during which the NCCMA and Kalagadi manganese honoured employees from different mines in the Northern...

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November 17, 2017

More attention on the weak signal

In an organisation, the leadership has the strongest signal. The leaders have direct access to Wi-Fi and call centres, while the people who “push...

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November 17, 2017

Debt a major healthcare risk in South Africa

If left unresolved, employees spend more time at work trying to dig themselves out of debt, only to find themselves in more debt and...

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Has safety become a waste of time?
November 13, 2017

Has safety become a waste of time?

Was there a toolbox talk? Yes, tick. Was there a time allocated to safety? Yes, tick. Did it make any difference? Absolutely not! So,...

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Year in review
November 12, 2017

Year in review

While the Saiosh brand has remained resilient, 2017 has been a year of volatility with a number of challenges raised by economic, political and...

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You’re gonna need a bigger boat
November 12, 2017

You?re gonna need a bigger boat

It’s been more than 40 years since the movie Jaws scared us all out of the water. yet there is much that movie can teach...

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Breathe easy with SafeAir ultraviolet air purifier
November 1, 2017

Breathe easy with SafeAir ultraviolet air purifier

The SafeAir ultraviolet air purifier uses Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) and an Ionizer to effectively reduce and neutralise airborne microbes such as bacteria, viruses,...

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“Excellent” rating given for Polyflor
November 1, 2017

“Excellent” rating for Polyflor

Polyflor, the flooring manufacturer, has received an “Excellent” rating for BES 6001 certification, a standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products as certified...

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New Bureau Veritas state-of-the-art microbiological lab
November 1, 2017

New Bureau Veritas state-of-the-art microbiological lab

Bureau Veritas has unveiled its technologically innovative, state-of-the-art microbiological laboratory in Cape Town. 

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Industry leaders to join in the bauma CONEXPO AFRICA
November 1, 2017

Industry leaders at Bauma Conexpo Africa

The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre...

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Go for Zero for managing safety risks
October 18, 2017

Go for Zero when managing safety risks

Every workplace accident generates cost, and potentially includes exacting a severe human toll that impacts morale and productivity. Managing safety risks to prevent workplace...

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NOSA acquired by The Carlyle Group
October 18, 2017

NOSA acquired by The Carlyle Group

Global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group, announced that it has agreed to acquire the NOSA Group from MICROmega Holdings for approximately R750 million....

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Integrated chronic care initiative in KZN kicks off
October 18, 2017

Integrated chronic care initiative kicks off in KZN

The number of people living with HIV who develop chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, is increasing.

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Cape Town’s Street Sleeper wins gold at 2017 Recycling Awards
October 18, 2017

Cape Town’s Street Sleeper wins gold at 2017 Recycling Awards

Recycling used billboards made from end-of-life PVC banners has not only helped keep thousands of homeless city dwellers warm and dry, but the initiative...

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The missing ingredient to the carrot and stick
October 13, 2017

The missing ingredient to the carrot and stick

Inculcating a safety culture is generally done in two ways. The first is to reward appropriate safe behaviours. The second is to discipline any...

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Risky business
October 13, 2017

Risky business

If we can practise risk management in the boardroom, why can’t we do it on the road?

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Beware the risks of small enterprise
October 12, 2017

Beware the risks of small enterprise

While being an important part of the South African labour market, employees of micro and small businesses are often the victims of ineffective risk...

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Not having to flip that switch
October 12, 2017

Not having to flip that switch

Bridging the safety-mindset gap between home and work is a challenge that leaders and safety professionals face each and every day

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The power of subtle persuasion
October 12, 2017

The power of subtle persuasion

Great safety cultures are underpinned by the same forces that make us crave that shiny new car, that classy new watch, or those cool...

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October 10, 2017

SA Mover 2017-2018

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October 10, 2017

SHEQ Issue 5 2017

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Keeping fuel and chemical deliveries in the safe lane
October 4, 2017

Keeping fuel and chemical deliveries in the safe lane

An unrelenting focus on Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) has been the basis upon which logistics service provider Cargo Carriers has built a...

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An end to Cape Town's water woes?
October 4, 2017

An end to Cape Town’s water woes?

Civil engineer and University of Cape Town PhD researcher, John Okedi, is studying ways in which storm water falling over Cape Town can be...

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BBF acquisition of Quality Safety
October 4, 2017

BBF acquisition of Quality Safety

BBF Safety Group has announced the acquisition of Quality Safety, a local manufacturer of general and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Noshcon now three times better!
October 4, 2017

Noshcon now three times better!

For the first time, Noshcon was hosted as three, one-day events in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. This was part of Noshcon’s restructuring...

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The Undisputed Role of Risk Champions
October 4, 2017

The Undisputed Role of Risk Champions

No matter the organisation, the risk landscape has never been even. That is why decision-makers are always concerned about issues relating to risk ownership

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Safety assistance system warns of dirty bombs
October 4, 2017

Safety assistance system warns of dirty bombs

The threat of terrorism in Europe has been on the rise in recent years, with experts, politicians and security agencies particularly worried that terrorists...

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Losing no water in the wash
October 4, 2017

Losing no water in the wash

A Cape Town-based company is doing its bit to help with the harsh reality of drought and water restrictions. On October 1 it launched...

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Boosting community health
October 4, 2017

Boosting community health

Non-profit company Unjani Clinics has been given a boost thanks to some new advanced refrigerators, which do not rely on electricity, to ensure that...

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Block out the noise with quality hearing
October 2, 2017

Block out the noise with quality hearing protection

Roughly one million South Africans live with a hearing difficulty. As the world becomes a noisier place, it is increasingly important for noisy industries,...

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Understand hazards to minimise risks
October 2, 2017

Understand hazards to minimise risks

Although the words “hazard” and “risk” are often used interchangeably when dealing with workplace health and safety issues, their meanings and applications often differ...

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Harsh penalties for poor workplace safety
October 2, 2017

Harsh penalties for poor workplace safety

Following some rulings on workplace accidents in the United Kingdom (UK), it is clear that safety in the workplace should be a number one...

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Why public hospitals are losing the health battle
October 2, 2017

Why public hospitals are losing the health battle

Despite both public and private hospitals being required to conform to the National Core Standards and needing to be audited, private hospitals seem to...

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Alcoholics who go unnoticed
October 2, 2017

Alcoholics who go unnoticed

There is a difference between alcoholism and functional alcoholism. Many employees are afflicted by the latter. MARISKA MORRIS explains what companies can do to...

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Get ready for ISO 45001
October 2, 2017

Get ready for ISO 45001

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 45001 Standard for occupational health and safety management systems is expected in 2018. MARISKA MORRIS reviews how companies...

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Good training, better prospects, best employees
October 2, 2017

Good training, better prospects, best employees

With a constant barrage of new workplace regulations and the need for employees to progress to higher levels, SHEQ MANAGEMENT finds out why it...

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KITE 2017 shows the vibrancy of KZN
October 2, 2017

KITE 2017 shows the vibrancy of KZN

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017 provided a comprehensive portal for industrial technology solutions, and was undoubtedly a hit with exhibitors

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That sinking feeling
October 2, 2017

That sinking feeling

Recently there was an important court case, from an insurance point of view, involving a marine accident. This provides a useful opportunity to discuss...

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Brady visual web
September 20, 2017

Creating safety and efficiency now even easier

Safety signs, pipe markers, CLP-labels and area markings can instruct or warn co-workers about potential danger when and where they need such information the...

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HEx web
September 20, 2017

Uvex: now with HexArmor

Uvex Safety South Africa will now stock, sell and market HexArmor safety products, adding high-level cut-, puncture-, impact- and abrasion-resistant hand protection to its...

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Improving flexibility and workplace safety
September 6, 2017

Improving flexibility and workplace safety

Rockwell Automation has introduced the new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system, which, unlike traditional safety lights based on the pre-defined transmitter and...

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ISO 45001 nears
September 6, 2017

ISO 45001 nears

British health and safety news outlet, Safety & Health Practitioner, has reported that signing off the much-anticipated ISO 45001 for publication by the end...

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An Academy of Excellence for 22 years
August 23, 2017

An Academy of Excellence for 22 years

“Momentum Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA) has become well-known for quality and high standards, well respected for expert knowledge and well-loved because of its...

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Hauling hydro power
August 23, 2017

Hauling hydro power

Did you know that only 25 percent of Zambians have access to electricity, with just five percent of rural areas electrified? The republic has...

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A-OSH Expo 2017 in review
August 23, 2017

A-OSH Expo 2017 in review

More than 2 500 visitors from 21 different countries attended another hugely successful three-day A-OSH Expo, between May 30 and June 1.

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The man with the White Coat
August 13, 2017

The man with the White Coat

How we “wear” our authority – and the power and influence we have – will affect other people more than we realise

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Charleen Clarke
August 13, 2017

Computer cancer!

Cyber attacks are becoming a part of daily life. We take a look at what companies can do about this computer cancer

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A time for reflection
August 12, 2017

A time for reflection

It is with mixed feelings that I write my first article for SHEQ MANAGEMENT. There was joy at recently being inaugurated as president of...

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Doing it for the right reasons
August 12, 2017

Doing it for the right reasons

There are several ways an organisation can improve the effectiveness of its health and safety representatives

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Talking about a (R)evolution
August 12, 2017

Talking about a (R)evolution

What do Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk, Charles Darwin, Tracy Chapman and a 15-year-old boy yelling “Eureka!” have in common? And just what can...

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Fuelling up for better efficiency
August 11, 2017

Fuelling up for better efficiency

Uzuko Carriers was started as a joint venture in 2010 – between JSE-listed supply chain specialists Cargo Carriers and Caltex Eastern Cape Marketers –...

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Shout about hearing protection technology
August 11, 2017

Shout about hearing protection technology

Hearing protection is vital to prevent long-term, irreversible hearing loss. However, due to the fact that there are no immediate consequences, hearing protection is...

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Sunflowers, Smiles and Safety Shoes
August 11, 2017

Sunflowers, Smiles and Safety Shoes

Every August, South Africans commemorate Women’s Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the role of women and the incredible contributions they make to society....

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August 10, 2017

SHEQ Issue 4 2017

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A+A = everything health and safety, under one roof!
August 8, 2017

A+A = everything health and safety, under one roof!

Trade visitors from all over the world will meet for the A+A International Trade Fair and Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, between October 17 and...

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A newer, better Noshcon
August 8, 2017

A newer, better Noshcon

This year Nosa celebrates the 56th anniversary of Noshcon, making it one of the longest-surviving conferences on the African continent, and one of the...

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Celebrating the best in Construction health and safety
August 2, 2017

Celebrating the best in Construction health and safety

Numerous construction companies received awards for excellent safety performance at the Master Builders Association (MBA) North Annual Regional Construction Health and Safety Awards ceremony

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Pest control gets a revamp with myRentokil
August 2, 2017

Pest control gets a revamp with myRentokil

Rentokil has made changes to its PestNetOnline service. The improved system, dubbed myRentokil, has more features, a user-friendly interface and real-time data collection

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Biometric authentication: the new software security approach
August 2, 2017

Biometric authentication: the new software security approach

More industries are adopting cloud-based software to improve data management and productivity, but ensuring data is secure remains a challenge. MARISKA MORRIS reports

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Safety compliance for fleets has never been simpler
August 2, 2017

Safety compliance for fleets has never been simpler

All road users in South Africa dream of safer roads. The Road Transport Management System (RTMS) strives to make this possible. The challenge with...

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More than you expect
August 2, 2017

More than you expect

A safety shoe is a safety shoe – no more, no less… Not quite, it can be so much more.

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Who is accountable for your risk?
August 2, 2017

Who is accountable for your risk?

HOPE KIWEKETE discusses how risk stewardship drives risk accountability

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Facts and myths about cyber risks and the role of insurance
August 2, 2017

Facts and myths about cyber risks and the role of insurance

With cyber risk being a relatively new phenomenon in the business world, there is much to know and much to be wary of

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Scrutinizing the South African healthcare system
August 1, 2017

Scrutinizing the South African healthcare system

The recently released Lancet Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index shines light on South Africa’s healthcare system. ANLERIE DE WET takes a look at...

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Preventing slips and falls
August 1, 2017

Preventing slips and falls

Falls caused by slipping on a wet floor could easily result in an employee getting hurt and missing numerous workdays. Thankfully, there are some...

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Building a green world
August 1, 2017

Building a green world

The construction industry has joined the international call to go “green”. ANLERIE DE WET looks at the rise of different eco-friendly building materials and...

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New and improved standards for hand protection
July 31, 2017

New and improved standards for hand protection

The personal protective equipment industry is attempting to standardise international standards for hand protection using new testing methods and ratings. MARISKA MORRIS reports

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Changing behavior is not enough
July 31, 2017

Changing behavior is not enough

It is not enough to change the behaviour of employees; companies should also change the belief systems around safety. MARISKA MORRIS learns more from...

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Quality first priority when buying a uniform
July 26, 2017

Quality first priority when buying a uniform

When you need to order uniforms with varying requirements for around 3 600 people, how on earth do you meet the challenge and get...

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More success with Securex 2017
July 26, 2017

More success with Securex 2017

Securex 2017 proved, once again, to be the premier exhibition for fire and security solutions in Africa. The 5 048 visitors were spoiled for choice...

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Manslaughter conviction following diving incident
July 26, 2017

Manslaughter conviction following diving incident

In 2016, Gareth Pugh, who was employed by Boss Golf Balls to retrieve submerged golf balls from lakes on golf courses, dived into a...

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Cargo Carriers treat community with scarves and snack packs
July 26, 2017

Cargo Carriers treat community with scarves and snack packs

Like many South African businesses that take community involvement as seriously as they do the bottom line, Cargo Carriers personnel did their bit for...

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Is safety purely cosmetic?
July 13, 2017

Is safety purely cosmetic?

While facilitating a recent safety maturity assessment, BRETT SOLOMON had a most interesting and revealing experience

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Can we drive on electricity alone?
July 13, 2017

Can we drive on electricity alone?

Much has been said and written about electric cars and they’re big overseas. We take a look at whether they can work in South...

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A Famous Expression
July 12, 2017

A Famous Expression

“I love it when a plan comes together!” This quotation was made famous, after some wild event, by Hannibal Smith from the TV series...

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Adapting to challenging conditions
July 12, 2017

Adapting to challenging conditions

In December 2016, BRIAN DARLNGTON travelled to the Komi Republic of Russia, during which time the temperatures were hovering between -40 and -45°C …...

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Effectiveness of regulatory institutions
July 12, 2017

Effectiveness of regulatory institutions

Claiming workmen’s compensation can make for a minefield of problems, some of which require taking legal action

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Around the world in 121 days - a journey through global safety cultures
July 12, 2017

Around the world in 121 days – a journey through global safety cultures

Andrew Sharman spends more time in the air than most airline pilots. Beyond the air miles and reheated food, how could all this globetrotting...

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BBF Safety Group Acquires Pinnacle OSH Holdings
July 11, 2017

BBF Safety Group Acquires Pinnacle OSH Holdings

BBF Safety Group has announced its acquisition of Pinnacle OSH Holdings, a provider of occupational safety and health services. Pinnacle OSH Holdings will be...

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Education from ALCO-Safe
July 11, 2017

Education from Alco-Safe

Alco-Safe has introduced a line of educational handbooks designed to assist in reducing the incidence of positive drug and alcohol testing in the workplace.

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Industrial technology solutions at PR NewswireROME, 14 June 2017KITE 2017
July 11, 2017

Industrial technology solutions at KITE 2017

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) is only weeks away! More than 120 exhibitors will descend on the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 26...

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Raynard Looch, Klass Looch Associates.
July 10, 2017

Safety is everyone’s concern

Proper safety management can prevent injuries to employees while saving companies money. MARISKA MORRIS reports from the annual South African Institute for Occupation Safety...

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The ladies’ way
July 10, 2017

The ladies’ way

Inequality in the workplace is still real. ASTRID DE LA REY investigates whether there has been progress in terms of gender discrimination in the...

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Sleep is good for business
July 10, 2017

Sleep is good for business

Fatigue and sleep deprivation can be hazardous and can affect the work performance and productivity of employees. MARISKA MORRIS investigates fatigue in the workplace...

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Let them live long
July 10, 2017

Let them live long

It has been proved that constant exposure to petrochemicals increases the risk of cancer and other illnesses in workers. ANLERIE DE WET investigates how...

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Ready to face the fire?
July 10, 2017

Ready to face the fire?

It is important for both big and small businesses to be prepared for a fire with a proper escape route, training and alarm systems....

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Bosch goes to the Antarctic
July 10, 2017

Bosch goes to the Antarctic

Bosch’s products may be “invented for life”, but that doesn’t mean the human species is the company’s only concern

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In with the new
July 10, 2017

In with the new

This year, Africa’s leading occupational safety and health exhibition, A-OSH Expo, and its co-located security and fire exhibition, Securex South Africa, went bigger and...

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Going beyond safety
July 10, 2017

Going beyond safety

As a representative of the internationally acclaimed personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer, Honeywell, at A-OSH Expo 2017, HSE Solutions set out to be the...

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Threats to the Internal Audit Function
July 10, 2017

Threats to the Internal Audit Function

An internal audit should add value to a business, but there are some factors that could derail the process

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123 years of caring for lives
July 7, 2017

123 years of caring for lives

This year, Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA), a new exhibitor at the A-OSH Expo, celebrated its 123rd birthday at the event

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Taking occupational health clinic management into the future
July 7, 2017

Taking occupational health clinic management into the future

It’s time for clinics to change their buying habits when it comes to sourcing equipment. Since the implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety...

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Revenue buried in the waste industry
July 6, 2017

Revenue buried in the waste industry

The recycling sector accounts for only ten percent of the waste industry, yet it can help unlock resources worth R17 billion. MARISKA MORRIS finds...

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No cutting corners with PPE
July 6, 2017

No cutting corners with PPE

With the possibility of another credit rating downgrade looming, economists are predicting that there could be tough economic times ahead. ANLERIE DE WET finds...

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Right people in the right places
July 6, 2017

Right people in the right places

When the quality of a product isn’t up to scratch, the marketing department has to deal with the complaints from customers, while the real...

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Putting the country and companies at risk
July 6, 2017

Putting the country and companies at risk

Corruption is the number one risk to South Africa, with unemployment in second place, according to the Institute of Risk Management of South Africa’s...

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Addressing skills on track
July 6, 2017

Addressing skills on track

The South African rail industry faces a shortage of skills. We look at how this can be solved

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A burning issue
July 3, 2017

A burning issue

Chemical burns are often serious, because the chemical continues to burn for as long as it remains in contact with the body. St John...

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July 1, 2017

SHEQ Issue 3 2017

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Bismark web
June 28, 2017

South Africa elected by RCF

The South African National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) announced on Friday that its CEO, Bismark Tyobeka, has been elected as the new chairperson of the...

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renewable energy web
June 28, 2017

Morocco follows Sweden’s renewable energy lead

Mustapha Bakkoury, President of Masen, has visited Sweden to meet with governmental energy agencies and Swedish Technology Provider, Cleanergy AB, to continue the development...

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Locusts news
June 28, 2017

Using satellites to forecast plagues

Information from satellites is being used in a new way to predict favourable conditions for Desert Locust swarms, as part of an early warning...

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Mpact recycling web
June 28, 2017

Mrs South Africa still green with Mpact

Mpact Recycling will, for the third consecutive year, sponsor the Mrs South Africa pageant.

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A-OSH’s out – stand – ing award winners announced
June 13, 2017

A-OSH’s out – stand – ing award winners announced

Exhibitors at the seventh official A-OSH EXPO, Africa’s leading occupational safety and health exhibition, were applauded for their eye-catching stands at the official show...

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AfDB and GEF promote ecosystem projects
June 13, 2017

AfDB and GEF promote ecosystem projects

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a total funding of R143 million for two agro- and forest ecosystem projects co-financed with the African...

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Fighting climate change with hands tied
June 13, 2017

Fighting climate change with hands tied

Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, United Kingdom representative to the United Nations (UN) on Transboundary Waters, told the UN Security Council on June 6 that a...

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Mind your own business
June 13, 2017

Mind your own business

Well-known health and safety professional, chief executive of RMS and SHEQ MANAGEMENT columnist, Andrew Sharman, has published an exciting new book, Mind Your Own...

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South Africa’s healthcare quality scare
May 29, 2017

South Africa’s healthcare quality scare

The quality of South Africa’s healthcare system is currently ranked in the bottom 40 percent in the world.

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BIA welcomes Eskom judgement
May 29, 2017

BIA welcomes Eskom judgement

The Brits Industrial Association (BIA) welcomes the judgement against South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, which was handed down by the High Court in Pretoria...

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Chinese premier stresses safety and quality at nuclear plant
May 29, 2017

Chinese premier stresses safety and quality at nuclear plant

Li Keqiang, premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, stressed the importance of quality and safety in China’s first nuclear power...

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Study: Mobile health has quality issues
May 29, 2017

Study: Mobile health has quality issues

A new study has found that there are challenges in ensuring quality and safety for patients using mobile health apps.

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16 visuals to increase safety and efficiency
May 19, 2017

16 visuals to increase safety and efficiency

Brady has recently published its 16 Safety and Efficiency visuals on a downloadable document to help improve safety awareness in the workplace.

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Trina Solar Race Car Goes to Egypt
May 19, 2017

Trina Solar Race Car Goes to Egypt

Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in solar photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, recently went to Egypt to promote the use of its solar-powered...

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UN study shows Africa's renewable strengths
May 19, 2017

UN study shows Africa’s renewable strengths

 A new UN atlas charting data from 54 African countries reveals that the continent’s investment in renewable energy would strengthen its economic advancement.

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NOSA acquires divisions of LexisNexis
May 13, 2017

NOSA acquires divisions of LexisNexis

The National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA) recently announced the acquisition of LexisNexis Legal & Professional’s Occupational Hygiene (OH) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)...

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Sustainable industrialisation
May 2, 2017

Partnerships key to sustainable industrialisation

The United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) president, Frederick Shaya, told delegates on April 26 that partnerships are key to unleashing the...

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Energy minister
May 2, 2017

Minister reviews nuclear ruling

The South African Minister of Energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, told members of Parliament on Tuesday that she will meet with her lawyers on Wednesday to...

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Big data
May 2, 2017

Big data can help save the planet

A new study conducted in Nuremberg, Germany, reveals that the analysis of mobile network data can effectively estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide...

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ferry1
May 2, 2017

A historic vessel electrified

Finland officially relaunched its oldest operating ferry as the country’s first all-electric passenger vessel on Saturday, April 29, in the City of Turku.

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Panasonic lights up Africa
April 19, 2017

Panasonic lights up Africa

Panasonic Corporation has donated 1 584 solar lanterns to three non-profit organisations (NPOs) working in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.

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A masterclass for OHS professionals
April 19, 2017

A masterclass for professionals

Advantage Act will be providing occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals with a non-financial auditing masterclass to improve their organisations’ quality, environment and OHS...

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April 19, 2017

The right battery to power solar

Probe, South Africa’s leading importer and distributor of batteries and solar solutions, has developed a winning formula to help companies introduce solar solutions effectively.

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Skyriders keeps Eskom running
April 19, 2017

Skyriders keeps Eskom running

Skyriders, a leader in the South African rope-access industry, is celebrating its 15-year relationship with Eskom.

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$54 Billion Reasons
April 13, 2017

$54 Billion Reasons

Eleven people lost their lives as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. This disaster ultimately cost BP US$ 54 billion (R714,8 billion) in...

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British oil company fined R28,3 million after refinery explosion
April 13, 2017

British oil company fined R28,3 million after refinery explosion

An oil company in the United Kingdom (UK), Essar Oil, has been fined R28,3 million after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety regulations,...

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Charleen Clarke
April 13, 2017

Could the rich be our country’s greatest risk?

Our government needs some lessons in risk management. It is placing all its eggs in one, extremely risky, basket…

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Focusing on the top risks
April 12, 2017

Focusing on the top risks

Safety: it can be about ticking boxes and making the numbers, or caring about those working for the company

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In the eye of the beholder
April 12, 2017

In the eye of the beholder

By the time you finish reading this article at least six workers will have suffered an eye injury requiring medical treatment. If we look...

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Spawning chips
April 7, 2017

Spawning chips

Only the best quality potatoes are selected for Lay’s chips. That’s what Simba, producer of these chips, claims. Alas, that’s not strictly true –...

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Drowning in waste
April 7, 2017

Drowning in waste

South African landfills are 94-percent full, while the country continues to produce about 53 425 t of waste per day. Recycling is a matter...

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Protecting female employees with the right PPE
April 7, 2017

Protecting female employees with the right PPE

Specially designed personal protective equipment (PPE) for women is helping to protect female employees. MARISKA MORRIS takes a look at this increasingly popular trend

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Department of Labour lays down new rules
April 7, 2017

Department of Labour lays down new rules

New regulations relating to ergonomics are being legislated. They’re definitely good news for employees. Can the same be said for employers?

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Investing in safety can save billions
April 7, 2017

Investing in safety can save billions

Corporate social responsibility does not refer only to environmental practices, but also to workplace safety. MARISKA MORRIS looks at the findings of Dakota Software’s...

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Sustainable energy for Africa
April 7, 2017

Sustainable energy for Africa

Energy experts at the 2017 Africa Energy Indaba noted that sustainable energy is vital to the future of the African continent. Sustainable energy experts...

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Africa’s energy-sharing spirit
April 7, 2017

Africa’s energy-sharing spirit

At the 2017 Africa Energy Indaba – the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) ninth annual regional event – hundreds of energy experts gathered to discuss...

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Challenge number one
April 7, 2017

Challenge number one

KPMG recently released its annual Global Audit Committee Pulse survey, which shows that audit committee members around the world perceive risk management as the...

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Macadamias making growth possible
April 7, 2017

Macadamias making growth possible

Eastern Cape Macadamia (ECM) has played a massive role in making South Africa one of the top macadamia producers in the world. ANLERIE DE...

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Is the new internet bill cause for concern?
April 7, 2017

Is the new internet bill cause for concern?

A recent cybersecurity bill has not received any fanfare, just criticism and concern

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A-OSH Expo 2017: calling all OSH professionals
April 7, 2017

A-OSH Expo 2017: calling all OSH professionals

A-OSH Expo 2017, Africa’s leading occupational safety and health exhibition, takes place between May 30 and June 1, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in...

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Brady's guide helps identify pipes everywhere
April 5, 2017

Brady’s guide helps identify pipes everywhere

Brady’s free Pipe Identification guidebook offers insight into the advantages of clearly identified pipes, refers to the legal requirements and norms for pipe markers,...

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XCell Sensor technology improves gas detection
April 5, 2017

XCell Sensor technology improves gas detection

MSA Africa’s Altair 5X has been improved by the inclusion of XCell Sensor technology, which plays an important role in ascertaining safety levels and...

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Increase your knowledge base at Securex
April 5, 2017

Increase your knowledge base at Securex

Securex 2017, being held from May 30 to June 1 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, is set to provide an abundance of opportunities...

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SA bans imports of Brazilian meat
April 5, 2017

SA bans imports of Brazilian meat

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has banned the importation of meat from Brazilian producers that have been implicated in the...

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Going global with OSH training
April 3, 2017

Going global with OSH training

Considering a health and safety qualification for yourself or your staff? Understanding the importance of opting for an internationally accredited provider is essential, says...

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Watch Out! Emerging risks around the corner!
April 1, 2017

Watch Out! Emerging risks around the corner!

Organisations that are risk resilient continuously look out for early warning signals

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Never stop evolving
April 1, 2017

Never stop evolving

The proposed ergonomic regulations, which require the full attention of management, show how the occupational health and safety (OHS) profession is constantly evolving

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Demarcation Regulations: What do they mean for your healthcare planning?
April 1, 2017

Demarcation Regulations: What do they mean for your healthcare planning?

In December last year the National Treasury promulgated the latest version of the Demarcation Regulations (DR) in Parliament, for implementation on April 1. Although...

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Measuring personal noise exposure made easier
April 1, 2017

Measuring personal noise exposure made easier

Cirrus Research and Runrite Electronics are introducing the new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter to the South African market. It is sold exclusively by Runrite and...

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April 1, 2017

SHEQ Issue 2 2017

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Reducing TB and HIV/Aids in SA’s prisons
March 22, 2017

Reducing TB and HIV/Aids in SA’s prisons

TB screening of inmates has increased to more than 90 percent, which adds up to 180 000 inmates screened since the national tuberculosis (TB)...

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Be an OHS hero
March 22, 2017

Be an OHS hero

With the aim of improving visitor experience at A-OSH Expo – Africa’s largest occupational health and safety (OHS) exhibition – the show organiser, Specialised...

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Demarcation Regulations: What do they mean for your healthcare planning?
March 8, 2017

Demarcation Regulations: How they affect healthcare planning

Newly developed gap policies will have to comply with the new Demarcation Regulations (DR) as from April 1, while clients with existing gap policy...

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Government set on IPPs despite coal truck drivers’ protest
March 8, 2017

Government set on IPPs despite coal-truck drivers’ protest

The South African government seem to be set on implementing its independent power producers (IPP) programme despite the recent protest by coal-truck drivers, which...

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Imperial and Tracker partner up for safety and security
February 22, 2017

Imperial and Tracker partner up for safety and security

The Imperial car rental fleet business has recently chosen to make Tracker its sole fleet-management partner. Tracker is a telematics-solutions company with a 20-year...

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Top tips to see your business through 2017
February 22, 2017

Top tips to see your business through 2017

It’s only the end of February, which means there is still ample opportunity to give your business insurance portfolio a thorough review. As insurance...

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Developing a Robust Safety Culture
February 13, 2017

Developing a Robust Safety Culture

Having a culture that embraces safety as an ideal doesn’t just happen; it needs to be forged

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Climate change and global warning: obliterated!
February 13, 2017

Climate change and global warming: obliterated!

Donald Trump is one hell of a man. We’ve all been scratching our heads and wondering what to do about climate change for ages,...

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Safety management: it’s like war
February 12, 2017

Safety management: it’s like war

As safety professionals who want to make a difference, we need to get out of our offices and practice “safety boots on the ground”

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Liability for breach of statutory obligations
February 12, 2017

Liability for breach of statutory obligations

The recent case of Joubert versus Buscor GLD 2016, December, is important because it touches on the question of civil liability where statutory obligations...

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The new rules of sustainability
February 12, 2017

The new rules of sustainability

Andrew Sharman offers a practical guide to “sustaining” sustainability throughout the whole year – and beyond

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FEMA getting ready for new leadership
February 8, 2017

FEM getting ready for new leadership

At the end of March the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) will bid a fond farewell to its long-standing MD of 15 years,...

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The rise of Africa in the energy industry
February 8, 2017

The rise of Africa in the energy industry

Continental and international energy experts are preparing for the ninth Africa Energy Indaba and the imminent rise of Africa in the energy industry.

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Averda acquires Solid Waste Technologies
February 8, 2017

Averda acquires Solid Waste Technologies

Global waste-management group Averda has further invested in the South African market with the acquisition of Solid Waste Technologies (SWT), a healthcare medical-waste company...

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Safe lockout for large gate valves
February 8, 2017

Safe lockout for large gate valves

With Brady’s new Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout (CGVL), workplace accidents caused by re-energising machinery during maintenance could be a thing of the past. 

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Save money by saving the world
February 7, 2017

Save money by saving the world

Businesses don’t need to think outside the box to cut their office waste in half. It’s not even necessary to throw the box away,...

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Dromex goes big in 2017
February 7, 2017

Dromex goes big in 2017

Dromex, Africa’s largest PPE wholesaler, released many new PPE products in 2016, including its Flat Fold Respirators, eight new Conti workwear colours and Barrier...

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A new year requires new gear
February 7, 2017

A new year requires new gear

Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers continue to develop better, stronger and more reliable equipment. ANLERIE DE WET takes a look at the focus of...

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Remain seated for a speedy evacuation
February 7, 2017

Remain seated for a speedy evacuation

ROGER BUCKLEY, director of Edwards & Buckley Systems, explains why the Evac+Chair is a safety device that no building can do without

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Micro-dosing: the controversial new performance enhancer?
February 7, 2017

Micro-dosing: the controversial new performance enhancer?

When one thinks of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and magic mushrooms, words like “out-of-body experience” and “hallucination” come to mind. Nowadays, however, these psychedelic...

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Working at height in sport
February 7, 2017

Working at height in sport

When talking about daring high-altitude jobs, workers in the construction industry almost always come to mind first, but there are other daredevils out there...

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Fight or flight: dealing with bird flu
February 7, 2017

Fight or flight: dealing with bird flu

The avian influenza (H5N1), dubbed bird flu, has caused some panic in the European Union with 14 countries affected by the highly infectious strain....

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The stupid element of mining
February 7, 2017

The stupid element of mining

One hears a lot about mining accidents caused by faulty structures or hazardous chemicals, but one rarely hears about accidents caused by miners themselves....

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Want a product Armageddon? Ignore quality
February 7, 2017

Want a product Armageddon? Ignore quality

Quality – or a lack thereof – can have a dire impact on a company. Just ask Samsung. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports…

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The costliest act in town
February 7, 2017

The costliest act in town

The implementation of the remaining National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004, which came into effect in 2010, was a welcome revision...

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Negating HIV exposure
February 7, 2017

Negating HIV exposure

The risk of HIV exposure in the workplace is minimal, but environments such as mines, construction sites, factories and warehouses will always pose a...

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Medical emergencies: Know your role
February 7, 2017

Medical emergencies: Know your role

Employers should expect the unexpected and be prepared when employees need emergency medical assistance. Companies are required by law to have employee information at...

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OHS in 2017: looking ahead
February 7, 2017

OHS in 2017: looking ahead

For the Saiosh Institute, the year 2016 was splendid. We hope to continue the trend as we enter 2017

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Risk management: the time is now
February 7, 2017

Risk management: the time is now

When is it time to align risk management activities to the company strategy?

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Build your brand at Securex 2017
February 7, 2017

Build your brand at Securex 2017

Securex 2017, Africa’s largest security and fire exhibition, returns to Gauteng on May 30 and runs to June 1. Hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre...

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Fall Protection: One size doesn’t fit all…
February 7, 2017

Fall Protection: One size doesn?t fit all?

When you think of falling, you think “pain”. However, in some industries, a fall can result in a whole new level of pain and...

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February 1, 2017

SHEQ January-February 2017

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Bus fires under fire
January 25, 2017

Bus fires under fire

The United States’ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), working with the centre of transportation and logistics  at the National Transportation System Center (Volpe)...

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Electric Shock
January 25, 2017

Electric shock

The Dromex Arc Flash Protera workwear has recently passed the Open Air Arc Test – which was performed by Kinectrics, the leading arc test...

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Why does safety elicit a Donald Trump-like reaction?
December 13, 2016

Why does safety elicit a Donald Trump-like reaction?

How much of what is being done to create a resilient safety culture is even necessary? And, are we focusing on the right things?

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Airpocalypse!
December 13, 2016

Airpocalypse!

Both the Chinese economy and its people are choking. The reason for this is pollution, which costs the country 6,5 percent of its gross...

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Failing to plan is planning to fail
December 12, 2016

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Developing safety and health improvement plans is an important tool in ensuring a focus on the right safety issues is maintained

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Suing the Road Accident Fund
December 12, 2016

Suing the Road Accident Fund

The recent case of Lategan versus Jansen van Vuuren; Intercape Ferreira Main Liner and others ZAECDHC 2016 September, involved a straightforward enough matter: Is...

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It ain’t what you do
December 12, 2016

It ain’t what you do

Over the last couple of decades, solid management systems and behaviour-based safety programmes have been regarded as the silver bullets for improving safety performance,...

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Ergonomics: why it’s important to your business
December 11, 2016

Ergonomics: why it’s important to your business

Although the term “ergonomics” is increasingly becoming part of everyday industry lingo, it’s often misinterpreted. Considering it’s already enshrined in legislation (with more likely...

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Distractions cause accidents
December 11, 2016

Distractions cause accidents

Watching out for the safety of others pays personal dividends – from knowing there will be others looking out for you as well, to...

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Fashionable safety
December 11, 2016

Fashionable safety

Personal protection equipment (PPE) is the first line of defence against workplace accidents. However, for it to be effective, it must be used for...

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The move towards cool PPE
December 11, 2016

The move towards cool PPE

American magazine Safety and Health recently did some market research into the latest trends in personal protective equipment (PPE). One of its findings was...

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Waste not, want not
December 11, 2016

Waste not, want not

Waste minimisation and recycling are two distinct processes necessary to reduce the impact of waste on the environment. Waste-management specialists need to offer a...

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Environmental insurance: ensuring our future
December 11, 2016

Environmental insurance: ensuring our future

Hermann Erdmann, CEO of the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA), explains that environmental protection and scarce resources demand a new...

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Trust in me
December 11, 2016

Trust in me

The trust of family and intimate relationships – considered to be the “trust capital” in people’s lives – is critical in developing workplace respect...

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What Africa has to offer
December 11, 2016

What Africa has to offer

Electra Mining Africa 2016 was one of the biggest and best thus far, attracting a multitude of suppliers and buyers. We went along to...

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Managing the Realities of Freight
December 11, 2016

Managing the Realities of Freight

It is unrealistic for the local freight industry to rely on government alone to police bad trucking practices and maintain major freight routes. By...

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Why your company should be ISO 22001 certified
December 11, 2016

Why your company should be ISO 22001 certified

Anyone who has played in the food and beverage field knows that maintaining quality and hygiene standards are crucial to success. No matter how...

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Know your H-H-H-A-B-C
December 11, 2016

Know your H-H-H-A-B-C

Having been on both the receiving end and the treatment side of injuries during his 25 years as an artisan, volunteer firefighter, South African...

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Ticking boxes to comply with landfills
December 7, 2016

Ticking boxes to comply with landfills

As South Africa’s population continues to grow, landfills need to become more efficient to manage the increasing volume of waste. Meeting this demand is...

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News from the Saiosh AGM
December 1, 2016

News from the Saiosh AGM

Saiosh president Robin Jones delivered the 2016 Saiosh Annual Report at the fifth Saiosh Annual General Meeting (AGM) during October

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December 1, 2016

SHEQ November-December 2016

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Commitment and reward
November 29, 2016

Commitment and reward

Senmin International has plied its trade in mineral beneficiation for the mining sector for almost 50 years. This sort of staying power does not...

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Your partner of choice for PPE
November 29, 2016

Your partner of choice for PPE

Select PPE protects workers and mitigates client liability by ensuring product quality and compliance with personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations.

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The future of mining safety
November 29, 2016

The future of mining safety

In the mining industry, finding new and advanced ways to avoid incidents and injuries is crucial. On-site accidents can shut down an entire operation,...

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A diamond anniversary
November 29, 2016

A diamond anniversary

Logistics provider Cargo Carriers moves forward in pursuit of innovation and excellence

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Accidents happen - make sure you’re prepared
November 29, 2016

Accidents happen – make sure you’re prepared

St John South Africa provides comprehensive first-aid training and services that make dealing with day-to-day emergencies in the food and beverage industry easier

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GMSA promotes wildlife conservation
November 16, 2016

GMSA promotes wildlife habitat conservation

General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Struandale plant, located in Port Elizabeth, has received its conservation certification for Invasive Species Control from the Wildlife Habitat...

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Are you insured against violent protests and riots?
November 16, 2016

Are you insured against violent protests and riots?

As South Africa reels from the financial costs of destruction of property and assets in the wake of #Feesmustfall protests, estimated to be in...

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Make machine intervention safer!
November 16, 2016

Make machine intervention safer!

Lockout/Tagout can save lives during machine maintenance and interventions in production facilities. Between 15 and 20 percent of workplace accidents can be avoided with...

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Essential aftersales service for PPE
November 2, 2016

Essential aftersales service for PPE

“Preventative maintenance helps extend service life and reduces the costs of routine maintenance by preventing any future damage,” notes MSA Africa aftersales service supervisor,...

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November 1, 2016

A-osh Guide 2016

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November 1, 2016

SA Mover 2016-2017

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Cargo Carriers – a story of health and safety excellence
October 21, 2016

Cargo Carriers: a story of health and safety excellence

Cargo Carriers, one of South Africa’s premium transportation, logistics and supply chain service providers, ensures that the health and safety of its employees and...

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Looking at waste management differently
October 21, 2016

Looking at waste management differently

In 2016, Averda established its South African operation through a number of acquisitions. Averda South Africa offers a complete waste-management solution under one banner,...

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October 14, 2016

SHEQ September-October 2016

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Nissan and BMW electrify V&A’s parking lot
October 13, 2016

Nissan and BMW electrify V&A’s parking lot

Nissan South Africa and BMW Group South Africa have added momentum to Cape Town’s green revolution with the introduction of their first joint electric...

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Building management now easier and more secure
October 13, 2016

Building management now easier and more secure

With industry’s continued reliance on digital systems, it’s become ever more important to boost productivity, improve energy efficiency and help protect companies against cyber...

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Your solution to supplier vetting
October 13, 2016

Your solution to supplier vetting

In managing suppliers within a multiple-site and sub-contracting environment, clients are required to do all that is reasonable and practical to protect the health...

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Are you a game ranger or zoo keeper?
October 13, 2016

Are you a game ranger or zoo keeper?

There are vast differences in the extent to which lions thrive in the wild and in captivity – no matter how similar the beasts...

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Workers assemble a truck chassis at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant.
October 13, 2016

Miles of smiles

I have just spent six weeks working in various parts of Europe. Of course I learnt a great deal while there, but the one...

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Safety communication to captivate
October 12, 2016

Safety communication to captivate

Safety communication efforts can become boring if we, as safety and health professionals, continue doing the same things year in and year out.

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All too familiar
October 12, 2016

All too familiar

Driving may be one of the most dangerous activities we do. So what can a close encounter with a bunch of hungry sharks teach...

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Vicarious liability reconsidered
October 12, 2016

Vicarious liability reconsidered

Vicarious liability is of considerable importance in the occupational field. This month we take a point of departure to discuss its development

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Cheaper is seldom better
October 11, 2016

Cheaper is seldom better

Accidents related to substance abuse cost companies hundreds of thousands of rand every year. Therefore, it’s vital to purchase quality testing equipment, such as...

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What a waste!
October 11, 2016

What a waste!

While many First World countries are doing an exceptional job of managing their waste, some countries in the BRICS group (comprising Brazil, Russia, India,...

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Effective risk management
October 11, 2016

Effective risk management

Managing risks for businesses that have multiple sites and use a contractor workforce is complex and time consuming. This can lead to time spent...

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To err is human
October 11, 2016

To err is human

People make mistakes – it’s human nature. However, most mistakes are preventable. What can be done to help employees make things “go right”? Safety...

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Eleven awards for SGB-Cape
October 11, 2016

Eleven awards for SGB-Cape

Noshcon 2016 was a big success for SGB-Cape; it was also fun – the company really enjoyed itself. Thabo Modumaela talks to SHEQ MANAGEMENT...

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Gaining insight, sharing knowledge
October 11, 2016

Gaining insight, sharing knowledge

With Saiosh members and non-members at Noshcon 2016, the association used its presence at the event to meaningfully add to the pool of knowledge

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Collecting just some of the awards from Nosa's Justin Hobday and Duncan Carlisle are: Sue Janse van Vuuren, Mazila Nkamu and Karen Judd.
October 11, 2016

Ten for Air Products

A total of eight Noscar awards (plus two individual awards) made Noshcon 2016 a special occasion for Air Products South Africa. Sue Janse van...

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As green as ever
October 11, 2016

As green as ever

Once again held in the Drakensburg, Noshcon celebrated its 55th anniversary this year. It’s clear, from the topics of discussion at the event, that...

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Is training South Africa’s saviour?
October 11, 2016

Is training South Africa’s saviour?

South Africa’s rate of unemployment shows no signs of abating any time soon. Could this be addressed via training? CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers that this...

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The new standard of mine design
October 11, 2016

The new standard of mine design

WorleyParsons RSA, a project delivery company, comments on the development of a new ISO standard – ISO 19426 Design of structures for the mining...

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Nothing is accidental
October 11, 2016

Nothing is accidental

Through its Safetember initiative, the Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), is taking the fight to accidents – particularly motor vehicle accidents – in...

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Your injury on duty claims in good hands with RMA
October 11, 2016

Your injury on duty claims in good hands with RMA

An injury on duty affects individuals’ lives in many profound ways, particularly if they are left disabled as a result of the injury. The...

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Many ways to be water wise!
October 5, 2016

Many ways to be water wise!

Jürgen Tietz, thought leader and professional speaker, recently had an experience that gave him a new appreciation for how precious water really is in...

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Printing in seconds
October 5, 2016

Printing in seconds

Brady has launched its first inkjet printer – the new BradyJet J5000 Colour Label Printer – which combines high-speed, full-colour printing with a durable...

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Working together for better safety
October 1, 2016

Working together for better safety

President of Saiosh, Robin Jones, asks where we should start to improve occupational health and safety (OHS)

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CAIA’s new recruits
September 21, 2016

CAIA’s new recruits

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) has appointed Dr. Mlu Ganto and Amon Nyamhingura to the positions of head: regulatory affairs at the...

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Enhancing skills and ROI
September 21, 2016

Enhancing skills and ROI

Pieter Scholtz, business coach and South Africa’s co-master licensee for ActionCOACH, explains how to ensure the best possible return on investment (ROI) for your...

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Nissan and BMW electrify V&A’s parking
September 7, 2016

Nissan and BMW electrify V&A’s parking lot

Nissan South Africa and BMW Group South Africa have added momentum to Cape Town’s green revolution, with the introduction of their first joint electric...

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Neptun Boot goes Camo
September 7, 2016

Neptun Boot gets Strident, and goes Camo

Specifically designed for harsh terrain conditions, Neptun Boots has introduced the Strident Camo boot range.

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August 31, 2016

SHEQ July-August 2016

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August 31, 2016

SHEQ Training Guide 2016-17

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Know safety. No injury.
August 30, 2016

Know safety. No injury.

Dromex is powering up as an official sponsor of Electra Mining Africa 2016. The event is giving the company an amazing opportunity to showcase...

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Understand the internal audit
August 30, 2016

Understand the internal audit

Many organisations lack a clear understanding of the purpose of the internal audit function – according to a recent survey conducted by Mazars, during...

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Interbuild Africa 2016
August 30, 2016

Interbuild Africa 2016

Interbuild Africa – one of the largest building and construction trade exhibitions in Africa – is specifically targeted at the small to medium-sized building...

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Power in the peoples’ hands
August 30, 2016

Power in the peoples’ hands

Sheccon Consultants has developed an advanced evaluation and performance- enhancement program to encourage employees to participate positively in the improvement of safety, health and...

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Transfer risk from customer to supplier
August 30, 2016

Transfer risk from customer to supplier

David Vaughan and Ben Buys, sales director and operations director respectively for Babcock’s Equipment division, discuss how Babcock’s after-sales service contracts transfer risks away...

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To be continued ...
August 30, 2016

To be continued …

ROBIN JONES, president of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), discusses continuing professional development (CPD)

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Taking the next step in further developing your safety culture
August 30, 2016

Taking the next step in further developing your safety culture

Many companies have adopted safety slogans that suggest the ultimate goal is zero harm. But is that enough?

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Priming the mind
August 30, 2016

Priming the mind

What do elephants and humans have in common? Both can be conditioned to behave in certain ways

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Modern mining: high-tech and safer than ever!
August 30, 2016

Modern mining: high-tech and safer than ever!

Nowadays a miner’s most important tools are a joystick or tablet, which are used to control everything from drilling and blasting in underground cavities,...

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Contracting out of liability
August 30, 2016

Contracting out of liability

Is it possible to contract out of liability? More specifically, is it possible to contract out of liability for negligence and, if so, even...

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As easy as ABC
August 30, 2016

As easy as ABC

Behaviour-based safety (BBS) programmes are common in many organisations, but they don’t always provide maximum value. How can you get more out of workplace...

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No more sniffles and sneezes
August 29, 2016

No more sniffles and sneezes

It’s that time of year again – when coughing and sneezing are heard throughout the office, and a box of tissues is placed conveniently...

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E-waste extraction
August 29, 2016

E-waste extraction

SHEQ MANAGEMENT investigates how and where to recycle old electronic devices

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Beware the perils of outsourcing!
August 29, 2016

Beware the perils of outsourcing!

Outsourcing is the flavour of the decade; companies commonly believe that it can lead to cost savings. However, it can have some terrifying quality...

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Insure or perish!
August 29, 2016

Insure or perish!

All companies – from small start-up enterprises, to major corporate organisations – cannot afford to NOT have insurance, as PETA LEE explains

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It all adds up to safety
August 29, 2016

It all adds up to safety

Fall protection equipment prevents injuries and saves lives. Proper selection, fit and use ensures the safe use of harnesses

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Don't fall for that
August 29, 2016

Don’t fall for that

What are the responsibilities of managers, owners and employees regarding slip and fall incidents?

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Don’t wait until it’s too late
August 29, 2016

Don’t wait until it’s too late

While a certain amount of work-related stress is the norm, it should never turn into an actual mental health problem, such as an anxiety...

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Effective risk management
August 29, 2016

Effective risk management

RAYMOND MOUSSA, business development executive at One Vision Solutions, discusses risk management strategies and using software as a risk management tool

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Are you software-savvy?
August 29, 2016

Are you software-savvy?

Risk management software – often linked closely with compliance management software – is designed to lower the overall risk and security implications faced by...

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Image: Natalie Field
August 29, 2016

Noshcon set for another all-encompassing event

This year Nosa celebrates the 55th anniversary of Noshcon, making it one of the longest-surviving conferences on the African continent

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Eliminating fatal injuries in mining
August 29, 2016

Eliminating fatal injuries in mining

Over the past few years, the mining industry has often been heavily criticised for its apparent inability to avoid fatalities among miners. Yet, MICHAEL...

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Electra Mining Africa set to electrify
August 29, 2016

Electra Mining Africa set to electrify

Live demonstrations and interactive displays are among the many attractions at Electra Mining Africa 2016

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Striking the right chord
August 24, 2016

Striking the right chord

Did you know that all employees, acting in concert with other employees, have the right to strike? Or that a strike can take numerous...

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Election Lessons for Safety
August 24, 2016

Election lessons for safety

Jürgen Tietz, professional speaker and thought leader of Simply Smart Safety, writes that while the dust of the local government elections hasn’t quite settled...

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ISO 14001:2015 – are you ready for it?
August 12, 2016

ISO 14001:2015 – are you ready for it?

ISO 14001 is one of the world’s most popular international standards for environmental management. The revised 2015 version, ISO 14001:2015 (replacing ISO 14001:2004), sets...

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The Olympics a breeding ground for disease?
August 12, 2016

The Olympics: a breeding ground for disease?

With the Olympic Games now in full swing, and international concerns allayed to some degree about Brazil’s preparedness to host a successful event, wired.com...

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SHEQ risks hit the mobile gaming world in the wake of Pokemon GO
July 27, 2016

SHEQ risks abound in the wake of Pokemon GO

Adam Bannister, editor in chief for IFSEC Global, the online community for the security and fire industries, recently wrote a poignant piece about the...

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Cargo Carriers commits to B-BBEE excellence
July 27, 2016

Cargo Carriers commits to B-BBEE excellence

Transportation, logistics and supply chain service provider Cargo Carriers is responding to the South African government’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) regulations with a...

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PSA now present in Cape Town
July 13, 2016

PSA now present in Cape Town

As the largest distributor for MSA and Lifeloc products in South Africa, PSA Africa has announced its expansion into Cape Town – having opened...

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Lean manufacturing in your hand
July 13, 2016

Lean manufacturing at hand

Lean manufacturing, described as a systematic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing system, has risen in prominence as manufacturing industries aim...

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Business Rescue: A lifeline to companies experiencing financial difficulty
June 30, 2016

Business Rescue: A lifeline to companies experiencing financial difficulty

Business rescue is a process instituted by the directors of a company, or affected person(s), to facilitate the financial rehabilitation of a company that...

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June 30, 2016

SHEQ May-June 2016

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First of its kind trailer potentially reduces CO2 emissions by over 10,000kg per year
June 29, 2016

First-of-its-kind trailer halves CO2 emissions!

“Eco-friendly” is not just a buzzword that will be used for a few years and then forgotten. Taking care of the environment has become...

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Organisation’s inherent culture will help with effective risk management
June 29, 2016

Inherent culture will help with effective risk management

Risks can’t always be avoided, and this applies to your personal life as well to the industry in which you work. True, you will...

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What a wonderful 2016 OHS Conference and exhibition!
June 29, 2016

What a wonderful 2016 OHS Conference and exhibition!

Saiosh hosted its sixth occupational health and safety (OHS) Conference alongside the A-OSH Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre from May 24 to 26.

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Safety: soaring to new heights
June 29, 2016

Safety: soaring to new heights

When HSE Excellence Europe started ten years ago, it attracted a handful of attendees. In stark contrast, this year’s event enticed just under 200...

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A powerhouse of production
June 29, 2016

A powerhouse of production

A year ago we hailed the MAN Truck & Bus Pinetown assembly plant for its endeavour to become carbon neutral and as energy efficient...

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What really drives safety
June 29, 2016

What really drives safety

One of the key factors in embedding a resilient safety culture is having employees who are alert, vigilant in taking the necessary precautions and...

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The “Adopt a Contractor” approach
June 29, 2016

The ‘Adopt a Contractor’ approach

Most large businesses use contractor companies to undertake work on site on their behalf, but ensuring the contractors achieve the required safety standards can...

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Malc Staves, corporate health and safety director of L'Oréal, is passionate about improving safety.
June 29, 2016

“That guy died because I did not do my job”

Have you ever felt responsible for the death of someone? This is a feeling that was shared at the recent HSE Excellence Europe in...

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A COID loophole?
June 29, 2016

A COID loophole?

The recent case, heard by the Constitutional Court of the minister of defence and military veterans versus Thomas 2016 CC, is of interest since...

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The three-minute wonder
June 29, 2016

The three-minute wonder

We’ve all had those stunned moments where we wonder “why did they do that?” as we stare in disbelief at an employee behaving unsafely....

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Workplace culture - Which one works for you?
June 29, 2016

Workplace culture – Which one works for you?

The workplace is perhaps one of the most multicultural environments experienced by South Africans.

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Measure greenhouse gases from space
June 29, 2016

Measure greenhouse gases from space

New technology developed by researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, working with the German Aerospace Center and the European Space...

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Changing waste management
June 29, 2016

Changing waste management

Global management company Averda has invested R250 million in a new waste management site – the first to be built under stringent new environmental...

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Professionalisation through professional bodies
June 28, 2016

Professionalisation through professional bodies

To be classified as a “professional”, one needs to have moved through a number of stages of education and experience to qualify for acceptance...

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Safety programmes and no legal compliance
June 28, 2016

Safety programmes and no legal compliance

With all the negativity surrounding the effect of South African power utilities on the environment, it was refreshing for MICHAEL BRANDT to encounter a...

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Robin Jones (left) is inducted into the Saiosh Wall of Fame by Saiosh CEO Neels Nortjé.
June 28, 2016

Saiosh introduces Wall of Fame

The Saiosh Council has decided to recognise people who have contributed to the occupational health and safety field over many years, by establishing a...

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Forestry safety gear
June 27, 2016

Forestry safety gear

Working in forestry can be a hazardous occupation. CLAIRE RENCKEN highlights some of the essential components of personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees in...

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Safe farming
June 27, 2016

Safe farming

Usually when we think of safety in the workplace, we imagine an office environment. What about farmers – how can they keep their workplace...

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Waste not, want not
June 27, 2016

Waste not, want not

Reduce, reuse, recycle … those are the guiding principles of any waste-management initiative. PETA LEE asks how the corporate world can get involved in...

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Making first aid first priority
June 27, 2016

Making first aid first priority

CRAIG HARTLEY, manager of the Cape Town branch of St John South Africa, explains how to approach first aid and why it is a...

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Burning issues!
June 27, 2016

Burning issues!

Fires represent massive risks in so many industries. One of the most significant, however, is mining – as CHARLEEN CLARKE reports …

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As the world burns ...
June 27, 2016

As the world burns …

Our planet is bleeding! Global warming has already had dire consequences – and there are more to come. CHARLEEN CLARKE details eight truly terrifying...

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Always safe with Ansell
June 27, 2016

Always safe with Ansell

Ansell designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of protection solutions, and is a global leader in the field. CLAIRE RENCKEN met Raymond Rainbird,...

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Safety in numbers
June 27, 2016

Safety in numbers

Africa’s Occupational Safety and Health exhibition (A-OSH Expo) was held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, from May 24 to 26. CLAIRE RENCKEN...

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Premium health and safety training and consulting services
June 27, 2016

Premium health and safety training and consulting services

South African Safety Management and Training Services (SA SMTS) is an internationally accredited provider of health and safety training and consultancy services. Max Koen,...

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No more distractions
June 27, 2016

No more distractions

CLAIRE RENCKEN explores some helpful tips for maximising the quality of your employees’ work in a world of digital distractions, such as social media

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Cyber attack!
June 27, 2016

Cyber attack!

No company can exist without computers, which means that each and every company must consider cyber security. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports that this is one...

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It’s time for Africa!
June 27, 2016

It’s time for Africa!

Gensuite, a global provider of an award-winning, cloud-based suite of compliance and risk management software solutions, sponsored the 10th Annual HSE Excellence Europe conference....

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Training in Globally Harmonized System (GHS) – Labelling of Hazardous Substances
June 17, 2016

Training in Globally Harmonized System (GHS) – Labelling of Hazardous Substances

On Wednesday, July 20, the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) is offering a one-day training course in the Durban area, on the Globally...

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Kaspersky launches new defence against cyber attacks
June 17, 2016

Kaspersky launches new defence against cyber attacks

In this digital age we live in, security is the one thing we have to be extra vigilant about. Cybercrime, especially hacking, has been...

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Mercedes-Benz Energy - for all your stationary energy storage needs
June 17, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Energy – for all your stationary energy storage needs

The demand for lithium-ion batteries is constantly rising, especially with the growing number of electric vehicles.

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Goodbye job certainty, hello social skills…
June 1, 2016

Goodbye job certainty, hello social skills…

According to research carried out by trade union Solidarity, around 60 000 South Africans have been retrenched over the past year. With the recession...

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Wastewater filtration on the up
June 1, 2016

Wastewater filtration on the up

Despite a massive demand for skills development in the water industry, recycling water for re-use in work processes has become a viable alternative to...

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A NOSCAR for NCT
May 19, 2016

A NOSCAR for NCT

The Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) was accredited with NOSCAR status recently by NOSA. The impressive score of 95 percent was achieved after the NOSA...

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Boosting food security research
May 19, 2016

Boosting food security research

Food security research in South Africa has received a much-needed boost, thanks to the Newton Fund and National Research Foundation (NRF) UK-SA Bilateral Research...

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Radiologists take legal action against Department of Labour
April 19, 2016

Radiologists take legal action against Department of Labour

Together with 19 radiology practices, the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) has instituted legal proceedings in the High Court against the Compensation Commissioner...

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Adopting an environmental approach to business
April 19, 2016

Adopting an environmental approach to business

PFE International is recycling truck tyres and producing rubber crumb, which is really paying dividends for this multinational group.

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April 15, 2016

SHEQ March-April 2016

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Zero accidents: reality, not dream
April 14, 2016

Zero accidents: reality, not dream

It is possible to eliminate accidents _ if a company has health and safety in its blood. That’s according to Marek Rolinec, who is...

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A tale of three safety leaders
April 14, 2016

A tale of three safety leaders

Safety culture is often defined as “the way we do things around here”. The nurse, the mechanic and the prophet help us to explore...

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One-stop PPE Issuing solution
April 13, 2016

One-stop PPE Issuing solution

The control of personal protective equipment (PPE) stock is a challenge for many companies _ ppe2go is your safety solution.

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Going in the right direction, at last!
April 13, 2016

Going in the right direction, at last!

ROBERT W VIVIAN and ALBERT MUSHAI are excited at the possibility of reforms to Workmen’s Compensation for occupational diseases

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Start composting your organic waste
April 12, 2016

Start composting your organic waste

CLAIRE RENCKEN examines the merits of composting organic waste and finds tips on how to do so

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Exceeding the 99,9 percent mark
April 12, 2016

Exceeding the 99,9 percent mark

A quality manager is expected to measure, monitor and maximise a company’s total performance for continuous improvement. AIMEE SHAW investigates

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Don’t be hard-headed. Wear your PPE
April 12, 2016

Don’t be hard-headed. Wear your PPE

Organisations may use a variety of safety programmes and have policies to help curb the frequency and severity of workplace accidents. These may, however,...

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Keeping the workplace safe
April 12, 2016

Keeping the workplace safe

CLAIRE RENCKEN takes a look at some basic measures that can assist businesses to keep their places of work safe.

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Don’t let your business trend for the wrong reasons
April 12, 2016

Don’t let your business trend for the wrong reasons

Today, private opinions that your staff express on social media can, ultimately, affect your company’s reputation. THATO TINTE looks at social-media usage guidelines for...

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Avoiding the office security danger zone
April 12, 2016

Avoiding the office security danger zone

When it comes to security, the highest priority for any organisation should be to protect its people and assets. THATO TINTE looks at the...

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Safe and sober
April 12, 2016

Safe and sober

Justin Goldblatt, general manager of Runrite Electronics, explains how alcohol abuse in the workplace can be overcome

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Farm respiratory protection
April 12, 2016

Farm respiratory protection

Farming is filled with respiratory hazards: pesticide vapours, dusty fields, dangerous hydrogen sulphide accumulations in manure pits and pump sumps, nitrogen dioxide in conventional...

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On the road to eco-friendly public transport
April 12, 2016

On the road to eco-friendly public transport

Mercedes-Benz has a legacy of producing eco-friendly public transport. Some of these solutions are also making their way to South African roads. We speak...

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A key ingredient in green fuel?
April 12, 2016

A key ingredient in green fuel?

Let’s face it, our planet needs an alternative fuel _ or else it will die. Biofuels are a popular alternative, but have what about...

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Green innovation for Africa’s Major Energy Transition
April 12, 2016

Green innovation for Africa’s Major Energy Transition

Global energy leaders gathered at the Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) to discuss major transitions facing the African energy sector. They shared ideas in search...

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Much to see and do at A-OSH 2016
April 12, 2016

Much to see and do at A-OSH 2016

Africa’s leading occupational safety and health (OSH) exhibition provides all-round risk assessment and alleviation over a concentrated three-day period.

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Saiosh Appoints new CEO
April 12, 2016

Saiosh Appoints new CEO

ROBIN JONES, president of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), welcomes Neels Nortjé as the Institute’s new CEO.

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How Effective is Your Safety Strategy?
April 12, 2016

How effective is your safety strategy?

Some studies estimate that the brain is bombarded with 1 850 bits of information every 1/18th of a second. It is simply too much...

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Enter the Duty of Care awards
April 6, 2016

Enter the Duty of Care Awards

Duty of Care refers to the moral and legal obligations that employers have to their workforce to maintain their wellbeing, security and safety at...

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Reduce your risk!
April 6, 2016

Reduce your risk!

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) will host an updated Process Safety Management (PSM) course – Risk-based Process Safety Management (RBPSM) – as...

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Print lean and safety signs on-site
April 6, 2016

Print lean and safety signs on-site

According to Brady, productivity increases of up to 40 percent have been connected to visual workplace implementations that follow the lean 5S methodology. The...

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Prevent hearing loss in mining
April 6, 2016

Prevent hearing loss in mining

In many ways, mining operations present one of the most difficult challenges for hearing conservation: loud, heavy machinery in confined reverberant space, coupled with...

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“Go for zero” with lockout/tagout
April 6, 2016

“Go for zero” with lockout/tagout

Fifteen to 20 percent of workplace accidents can be avoided with lockout/tagout solutions, which is why the procedure should be part of any ambitious...

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North Safety and Budgie Shearer join forces
March 18, 2016

North Safety and Budgie Shearer join forces

Following a merger to create a one-stop shop, North Safety and Budgie Shearer are looking forward to the opportunity to achieve joint measurable growth...

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Palace of Monaco sets off on green journey
March 18, 2016

Palace of Monaco sets off on green journey

Green issues are on the royal agenda … The Palace of Monaco has taken delivery of two all-electric, zero-emission Nissan e-NV200s – contributing to...

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Lesotho Highlands Development Authority – Procurement of Professional Services
March 18, 2016

Lesotho Highlands Development Authority – Procurement of Professional Services

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (the implementing Authority of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project) intends to procure the following professional consultancy services:

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Get the Guide and “go for zero” with lockout/tagout
March 8, 2016

Get the Guide and “go for zero” with lockout/tagout

Fifteen to 20 percent of workplace accidents can be avoided with lockout/tagout solutions, which is why the procedure should be part of any ambitious...

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A cost-effective fix for SA’s energy woes
March 7, 2016

A cost-effective fix for SA’s energy woes

In his Budget Speech on February 24, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Independent Power Producers Procurement (IPPP) programme...

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Small steps in CI make big differences to Air Products
March 7, 2016

Small steps in CI make big differences to Air Products

Implementing continuous improvement (CI) initiatives allows a modern organisation to realise hard benefits in terms of costs and efficiencies on an ongoing basis. This...

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February 25, 2016

SHEQ January-February 2016

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Risky business!
February 23, 2016

Risky business!

The times they are a-changin’. Bob Dylan released this song in 1964. Well, the phrase seems especially apt in the SHEQ world today …

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Shark-Infested Safety
February 23, 2016

Shark-Infested Safety

All too often the health and safety profession is given a bad rap. It’s time to change the game by seeing risk differently and...

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Beware of increased fraud during tough times!
February 22, 2016

Beware of increased fraud during tough times!

Dale Horne, head of Whistle Blowers, South Africa’s leading independent whistleblowing service provider, warns that businesses shouldn’t cut back on fraud and corruption-reporting mechanisms...

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Water for All project changes the lives of KZN school children
February 22, 2016

Water for All project changes the lives of KZN school children

While many areas of South Africa continue to battle with a shortage of water, numerous projects and relief efforts have helped to make the...

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Water for All project changes the lives of KZN school children
February 22, 2016

Water for All project changes the lives of KZN school children

While many areas of South Africa continue to battle with a shortage of water, numerous projects and relief efforts have helped to make the...

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HSE on PPE in 2016
February 22, 2016

HSE on PPE in 2016

According to Stephen Burrow, general manager, HSE Solutions, the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry experienced a very tough year in 2015.

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February 22, 2016

International SOS launches new travel risk map

International SOS, together with Control Risks, has launched Travel Risk Map 2016 to help organisations better understand the risks in the markets in which...

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Air Products South Africa aims high
February 22, 2016

Air Products South Africa aims high

Throughout the years, Air Products South Africa has developed a formal occupational health and safety programme, which has proven highly effective and gained industry-wide...

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Equipment donations make a difference to African fire departments
February 22, 2016

Equipment donations make a difference to African fire departments

More than 1 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), valued at US$ 5 000 (over R80 000), are being refurbished by MSA Africa...

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Feet off the ground?
February 19, 2016

Feet off the ground?

Discussions around working at heights tend to focus mostly on hazardous workplaces, or occupations performed on elevated structures. THATO TINTE looks at the risks...

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What’s the buzz in PPE?
February 19, 2016

What’s the buzz in PPE?

Employees who do the dirty work aren’t made of stone! Fortunately, there are various suppliers of personal protective equipment (PPE) that are committed to...

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Mini crane anyone?
February 19, 2016

Mini crane anyone?

As a result of rapidly growing urban centres on the African continent, space is limited and working at heights is now more prevalent. Solutions...

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Doing it digitally
February 19, 2016

Doing it digitally

You have to make yourself invaluable if you want to gain a foothold, or a promotion, in today’s trying economic times … We talk...

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Keep employees safe
February 19, 2016

Keep employees safe

We live in a world where bad things happen to good people every day. However, if you are a leader in the workplace, you...

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Functional first aid
February 19, 2016

Functional first aid

First-aid training is not something to be taken lightly. The Order of St John explains

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First aid at your fingertips
February 19, 2016

First aid at your fingertips

Emergency situations can happen anywhere and at any time. It’s therefore important that first-aid knowledge is always on hand. Knowing what to do when...

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Does renewable mean clean?
February 19, 2016

Does renewable mean clean?

South Africa is joining the renewable-energy bandwagon with solar and wind technologies being added into the energy mix. We take a look at whether...

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Moving the waste into resource
February 19, 2016

Moving the waste into resource

The Department of Environmental Affairs recently announced that South Africa will soon have a waste management plan for the paper and packaging industry. THATO...

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It takes more than money to make a happy workforce
February 19, 2016

It takes more than money to make a happy workforce

If your employees enjoy high levels of job satisfaction, you’ll have a competitive edge in the market. Retaining employees can help drive down the...

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BBF Safety Group - Taking back the SA market, one shoe at a time
February 19, 2016

BBF Safety Group – Taking back the SA market, one shoe at a time

With seven safety footwear brands under their umbrella, BBF Safety Group is the largest manufacturer of safety footwear in the country. Peter Gerbrands, group...

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Looking Ahead: OHS in 2016
February 19, 2016

Looking Ahead: OHS in 2016

ROBIN JONES, president of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) gives us his three wishes for occupational health and safety...

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Don’t let your safety culture collapse
February 19, 2016

Don’t let your safety culture collapse

It’s very easy to blame accidents on human error, but, as BRETT SOLOMON warns, we need to do much more than just point fingers...

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5S Plus Guide: Best practices for a leaner and safer workplace
February 10, 2016

5S Plus Guide: Best practices for a leaner and safer workplace

Did you know that people gain 75 percent of their knowledge from visuals? That’s why employees need effective workplace signs and labels that enhance...

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Neptun gets Strident
February 10, 2016

Neptun gets Strident

Neptun Boot was established in 1977 to supply high-quality PVC gumboots to general industry, with a focus on the agricultural sector. Over the years...

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Trucking in drought relief
February 10, 2016

Trucking in drought relief

Cargo Carriers has responded to the South African water crisis by joining hands with Water Shortage South Africa (#WSSA 2016), Oasis Water Witbank and...

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Making every drop count
January 27, 2016

Making every drop count

Mega Water Corporation is tackling the challenge of South Africa’s water security head-on. The Gauteng-based company is South Africa’s first emerging business to operate...

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Finding the economic potential in waste tyres
January 27, 2016

Finding the economic potential in waste tyres

While the informal sector manages to put bread on the table for many South Africans, there is a clear demand for more support for...

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Ten African Energy Ministers to attend Africa Energy Indaba 2016
January 22, 2016

Ten African Energy Ministers to attend Africa Energy Indaba 2016

Africa is at the forefront of the energy transition with some of the greatest challenges and best opportunities in the world. Without doubt, innovation...

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Jungheinrich to Equip New IKEA Russia Distribution Centre
January 19, 2016

Jungheinrich to Equip New IKEA Russia Distribution Centre

Jungheinrich wins tender for massive expansion project at IKEA Russia / Biggest individual project in history of Jungheinrich / Operational launch scheduled for end...

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Equipment donations make a difference to African fire departments
January 15, 2016

Equipment donations make a difference to African fire departments

More than 1 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), valued at US$ 5 000 (over R80 000), are being refurbished by MSA Africa in a partnership...

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Skyriders: reaching for the sky
January 15, 2016

Skyriders: reaching for the sky

The rand is currently in free fall, economic uncertainty is the name of the game and the question of job security hangs heavy in...

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December 25, 2015

SHEQ November-December 2015

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Worst drunk drivers in the world …
December 9, 2015

Worst drunk drivers in the world …

Alarmingly, South Africa has more drunk-driving related deaths than anywhere else in the world. As much as 58 percent of deaths are alcohol related,...

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MSA GM fires up some fire and gas detection solutions
December 9, 2015

MSA GM fires up some fire and gas detection solutions

Fire and gas detection productions, and additional systems, worth more than US$ 5,2 million (approximately R75,5 million), are currently being supplied by MSA General...

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Banning burnout!
December 1, 2015

Banning burnout!

One of the most popular terms in Germany today, barring “immigrant” or “refugee”, is “burnout”. Everyone seems to be suffering from this malady. Not...

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Prevent alcohol related accidents – in and out of work
December 1, 2015

Prevent alcohol related accidents – in and out of work

While alcohol misuse and abuse poses a challenge to many organisations all year round, the increase in alcohol intake over the festive season is...

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Employees from across the company made up diverse teams.
December 1, 2015

Dream, create, inspire

Cummins South Africa has taken upcycling to the next level with the Cummins Dream Machine initiative, which sees employees create arts and crafts from...

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Save the date
December 1, 2015

Save the date

There was a 28-percent increase in the number of visitors at A-OSH Expo 2015. The stage is set now for Africa’s leading occupational health...

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Save the date
December 1, 2015

Save the date

There was a 28-percent increase in the number of visitors at A-OSH Expo 2015. The stage is set now for Africa’s leading occupational health...

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Global warming: Not as bad as we thought?
December 1, 2015

Global warming: Not as bad as we thought?

Global warming has gained a bad rap, as it is causing the polar ice caps to melt and sea levels to rise. It is...

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Other side of the story
November 30, 2015

Other side of the story

In the July/August 2015 edition, we discussed the insurance and management of the first category of employment risks. Essentially, the discussion focused on risks...

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The X factor: 10 habits of exceptional safety leaders
November 30, 2015

The X factor: 10 habits of exceptional safety leaders

Nowadays it seems that the world of work is all about leadership. Take a look around your local bookstore, or that kiosk at the...

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The X factor: 10 habits of exceptional safety leaders
November 30, 2015

The X factor: 10 habits of exceptional safety leaders

Nowadays it seems that the world of work is all about leadership. Take a look around your local bookstore, or that kiosk at the...

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From left: Justin Hobday, NOSA’s managing director; Christopher Morsner, HSE manager for DEKRA’s Medupi operations; Brian Sayer-Hickson, DEKRA’s group special operations manager; Carina Brink, the HSE manager for DEKRA’s Secunda operations; and Duncan Carlisle, CEO of NOSA Global Holdings.
November 27, 2015

Walking the talk

Many companies say that they offer excellent service, but talk is cheap … Dekra Industrial RSA lives up to this promise and has the...

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A proud Thabo Modumaela – SGB-Cape’s national health, safety and environmental manager – showing off the company’s accolades.
November 27, 2015

Nearly 30 Noscars and still aspiring for more

Dubbed the “ultimate benchmark in occupational health, safety and environmental management”, the Noscar Awards are revered by all in these disciplines. We talk to...

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A+A: A feast of health and safety innovations!
November 26, 2015

A+A: A feast of health and safety innovations!

A whopping 65 000 people from 80 countries descended on Düsseldorf, in Germany, for the 30th rendition of the A+A. CHARLEEN CLARKE was among...

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Giving safety the boot!
November 25, 2015

Giving safety the boot!

The first in our series of personal protective equipment (PPE) reviews, we take a walk in the Bova Maverick safety boot.

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Safety signs – not just for decoration
November 25, 2015

Safety signs – not just for decoration

Did you know that there are over 150 safety signs in South Africa; each symbolising a warning, or a safety feature? Are you sure...

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Africa’s silent killer - malnutrition
November 25, 2015

Africa’s silent killer – malnutrition

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that, in sub-Saharan Africa, one in eight children die before the age of five due to malnutrition....

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Another notch on the (sustainability) belt …
November 25, 2015

Another notch on the (sustainability) belt …

MAN has again been included as one of the most sustainable companies in a world-leading sustainability ranking this year. The 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability...

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Mercedes-Benz drives wellness across southern Africa
November 25, 2015

Mercedes-Benz drives wellness across southern Africa

A huge part of our economy is carried on trucks travelling the length and breadth of South Africa. These workhorses depend on those who...

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The electric Uno could only be described as the reinvention of a one-wheeled bicycle.
November 25, 2015

The future of alternative transport is exciting

SHEQ MANAGEMENT shows you three possible futuristic solutions if “green” cars are too expensive.

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The top ten South African risks
November 25, 2015

The top ten South African risks

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) released its first 2015 South African Risks Report highlighting the country’s top risks that organisations need...

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The A to Z of alcohol testing
November 25, 2015

The A to Z of alcohol testing

Alcohol testing in workplaces should be conducted to ensure that machine operators, drivers and workers are safe and sober to do their jobs. Angus...

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Clouding the risk
November 25, 2015

Clouding the risk

Risk, like change, is an everyday part of life and we have to engage with some perils, as reward seldom comes without risk …...

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Quality management: then, now and in the future
November 25, 2015

Quality management: then, now and in the future

The reach and depth of quality assurance and quality improvement have been greatly expanded, given increases in technology and the adoption of the principles...

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If you only have a hammer
November 25, 2015

If you only have a hammer

It is not uncommon to hear leaders complain about their workforce’s poor performance, unwillingness to take responsibility and, in particular, their unsafe actions. Managers...

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From left: Saiosh president, Robin Jones, handing over an honorary membership certificate to Tibor Szana, chief inspector at the Department of Labour.
November 25, 2015

From the president’s desk

A very exciting letter has been received from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It requires that all registered private higher education...

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Sacrificing love, family and fun for dream business ideas
November 25, 2015

Sacrificing love, family and fun for dream business ideas

According to a new global survey by Sage, South African small and medium business owners contribute nearly R530 billion to the annual gross domestic...

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Which pay package would you prefer?
November 25, 2015

Which pay package would you prefer?

According to Tyrone Jansen from McLagan, Aon Hewitt, the most prevalent remuneration approach among local South African firms is the concept of Cost to...

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Knowledge is power
November 13, 2015

Knowledge is power

International SOS and Control Risks launched the latest module in their travel preparedness suite for business travellers, risk managers and expatriates. Women’s Security eLearning...

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The SHEQ guide for best practices
November 13, 2015

The SHEQ guide for best practices

How would you like to get up to speed on how you can reduce waste, enhance productivity and improve employee knowledge? With 5S Plus...

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Understanding the “Triangle of Fire”
October 31, 2015

Understanding the “Triangle of Fire”

There are three variables necessary for a fire to light and keep burning: fuel (flammable liquids, solids or gas), heat and air, which make...

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A LEAP forward for SHEQ MANAGEMENT!
October 30, 2015

A LEAP forward for SHEQ MANAGEMENT!

I am delighted to bring some truly wonderful news to the attention of our readers, advertisers and industry friends: SHEQ MANAGEMENT is now the...

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Cultural clarity
October 30, 2015

Cultural clarity

Along our journey to safety excellence, accidents may occur. Each provides us with a unique opportunity to learn and take appropriate action to prevent...

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More gases, less time
October 30, 2015

More gases, less time

MSA Africa’s gas detection product manager, Robbie Taitz, says that the ALTAIR5X multi-gas detector, which boasts advanced photo ionisation detection (PID) technology, is a...

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New look, same values
October 30, 2015

New look, same values

“We’ve heard them say that a change is as good as a holiday. That’s why we’ve embarked on a rebrand as part of Frams’...

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Local is lekker
October 30, 2015

Local is lekker

The Durban-based private investment company Jacobs Capital has purchased the majority interest in Port Shepstone-based MB Workwear – a market leader in industrial safety...

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Accurately measure mass and volume flow
October 30, 2015

Accurately measure mass and volume flow

Those looking to measure quantities of bulk materials on belts can now opt for a precise measuring process in the form of the Bulkscan...

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Construction in the limelight
October 30, 2015

Construction in the limelight

Billed as “the must-attend trade fair for the mining and construction industry on the African continent”, Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015 took place at the...

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Qwerty quality
October 30, 2015

Qwerty quality

A Microsoft study discovered that the average human attention span decreased from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in 2013 – that’s one...

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Greater choice with more convenience
October 30, 2015

Greater choice with more convenience

Brady’s new BBP37 Multicolour and Cut Sign & Label Printer supports safety and operations professionals to quickly create a safer, more productive facility with...

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Occupational diseases: now for the class action. Where to next?
October 23, 2015

Occupational diseases: now for the class action. Where to next?

It was recently announced that employees and former employees, who allege to have contracted silicosis, have launched an application to court to bring a...

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The cost of a brighter future? One trillion US dollars
October 14, 2015

The cost of a brighter future? One trillion US dollars

Outdoor air pollution caused 3,7 million premature deaths in 2012, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with China bearing the largest share of...

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Ask no questions and hear no lies?
October 14, 2015

Ask no questions and hear no lies?

Conducting qualification checks on potential employees is crucial not only for businesses, but also for the people they serve. This is the view of...

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Exploring the weird and wonderful of the PPE world
October 5, 2015

Exploring the weird and wonderful of the PPE world

Have you ever thought about broadening your knowledge of personal protective equipment (PPE) beyond the traditional occupations such as mining, construction and manufacturing? THATO...

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Do your quality employees cut it?
October 5, 2015

Do your quality employees cut it?

The supermarket trip that didn’t meet your expectations is probably still etched in your mind – and influences all your future trips to the...

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The unknown foe …
October 5, 2015

The unknown foe …

Alcohol abuse can impact many facets of a job – most notably health and safety, but also productivity and the company’s reputation, too. Unfortunately,...

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Are you registered?
October 5, 2015

Are you registered?

Waste generators that produce more than 20 kg of hazardous waste per day must register on the South African Waste Information System (SAWIS) website...

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Stay safe online
October 5, 2015

Stay safe online

Proper cyber security risk management is more than a technology solution. All companies should integrate it into day-to-day operations and be prepared to respond...

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Wasting healthcare risk waste away
October 5, 2015

Wasting healthcare risk waste away

The South African waste management industry is changing as new legislation is promulgated, especially in the healthcare risk waste industry. We conduct a Q&A...

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Skills development now more important than ever
October 5, 2015

Skills development now more important than ever

Revised broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) codes demand strong partnerships in skills development, explains STEVEN HERSCOVITZ, managing director of Training Force

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Saiosh – SA’s leading professional health and safety body
October 5, 2015

Saiosh – leading professional health and safety body

Hundreds of delegates visited the Saiosh exhibition stand during Noshcon 2015 to find out more about the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Professional Health...

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47 Noscars and counting ...
October 5, 2015

47 Noscars and counting …

For Air Products South Africa, occupational health and safety means ensuring that the company provides a workplace that will not cause harm to its...

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A trek worth taking
October 5, 2015

A trek worth taking

SHEQ MANAGEMENT embarked on its great trek to the Drakensberg once more, but not to climb it barefoot like the Voortrekkers of years gone...

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September for safety – Safetember
October 5, 2015

September for safety – Safetember

The 2014 safety statistics, recently released by The Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), reveal a shocking surge in motor-vehicle accident (MVA) fatalities in...

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Saiosh joins forces with SHEQ MANAGEMENT
October 5, 2015

Saiosh joins forces with SHEQ MANAGEMENT

Great news for Saiosh Members! The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) is pleased to announce that it has appointed SHEQ...

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Notes from Norway
August 30, 2015

Notes from Norway

I have just returned from my first visit to Norway – and I am utterly enchanted with the country. While it certainly is facing...

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Intercontinental acclaim
August 30, 2015

Intercontinental acclaim

February 11, 2010, marked the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Saiosh’s) inception by a group of local, enthusiastic occupational health and...

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Revolutionary first aid for chemical splashes
August 30, 2015

Revolutionary first aid for chemical splashes

Prism Inter Africa: Chemical Safety is a company that specialises in the first aid of chemical splashes to the eyes and skin. In these...

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Get ready to Bauma
August 30, 2015

Get ready to Bauma

The Bauma Conexpo Africa trade fair for the mining and construction industries will take place for the second time on African soil, between September...

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An all-in-one crime fighter
August 30, 2015

An all-in-one crime fighter

Recently launched in South Africa, the XCAT is a portable detection system for explosives, gunshot residue and narcotics that has been designed to deliver...

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Scania recognised for HIV prevention work
August 30, 2015

Scania recognised for HIV prevention work

Scania South Africa’s work to prevent the further spread of HIV/Aids has won the Swedish Workplace HIV/Aids Programme’s (SWHAP) Most Comprehensive Programme Achievement Award...

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Insuring and managing workplace risks
August 30, 2015

Insuring and managing workplace risks

In the first of a two-part series we discuss the risks that characterise the modern workplace and how these are managed from an employer’s...

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I got a feeling …
August 30, 2015

I got a feeling …

When organisations work to holistically integrate health and safety into their operations, the benefits include lower incident rates, enhanced employee engagement, increased motivation and...

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Pre-assembled or to build your own?
August 30, 2015

Pre-assembled or to build your own?

Battery-powered electric vehicles are now commonplace around the world. While some are being produced from scratch, it is also possible to convert your fossil-fuel...

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Are you safe or are you sorry?
August 15, 2015

Are you safe or are you sorry?

Very often training that is required by law is regarded as a grudge purchase and the focus is on the minimum requirement. FTS Safety...

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Up to the minute telematics
August 5, 2015

Up to the minute telematics

The South African transport industry isn’t only fast paced; it faces many risks as well … luckily there is software available to provide risk...

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Quality remains the name of the game
August 5, 2015

Quality remains the name of the game

Some say the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry in South Africa is in a state of flux, with new players and products entering mainly...

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Carrying the (safety) torch
August 5, 2015

Carrying the (safety) torch

Employers have to keep their employees safe in any situation. This isn’t too difficult when everything is running smoothly … We talk to Adam...

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Safe disposal of hazardous waste
August 5, 2015

Safe disposal of hazardous waste

The mining industry is notorious for its harsh operating conditions as vehicles and machinery are put through their paces – which leads to massive...

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Keeping your feet facing down
August 5, 2015

Keeping your feet facing down

Businesses should ensure safety measures are put in place to avoid costly slips and falls in the workplace. GREG BOSWARVA, owner of Supersafe Systems...

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The proof is in the assessment
August 5, 2015

The proof is in the assessment

According to an article on the website of the South African Labour Guide, in terms of health and safety there are basically three types...

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Souped up security
August 5, 2015

Souped up security

While it is wonderful that digital development in South Africa is booming, this growth does bring additional risks. Luckily, there are security measures to...

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The early bird catches on swiftly
August 5, 2015

The early bird catches on swiftly

Poor quality could be detrimental to a business … luckily there are some international quality standards to regulate almost everything. We feature two that...

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You want me to do WHAT?
August 5, 2015

You want me to do WHAT?

What do Rolf Harris, Bill Cosby and Bob Hewitt have in common? They have all been accused of sexual harassment. Alas, this peril is...

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From strength to strength
August 5, 2015

From strength to strength

From humble beginnings to a massive work wear conglomerate, Dickies has an impressive history spanning the past 90 years. We talk to Grant Meyer,...

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A concept that is to die for?
June 30, 2015

A concept that is to die for?

If this was our April issue I know readers would not believe me. Luckily it’s not – so I can tell you all about...

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GEA spray nozzle increases safety level and plant productivity
June 30, 2015

GEA spray nozzle increases safety level and plant productivity

With a continued focus on safety in its product evolution, GEA has introduced a camera system for monitoring the nozzle systems in spray dryers,...

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MSA launches new Gravity harness in SA
June 30, 2015

MSA launches new Gravity harness in SA

The new Gravity suspension harness was officially launched locally in March by the African division of MSA. The harness is available in a Premium...

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Setting up shop
June 30, 2015

Setting up shop

North Safety Products Africa has officially launched its first personal protective equipment (PPE) store in Isando.

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BASF achieves positive results in Germany
June 30, 2015

BASF achieves positive results in Germany

Towards the end of March this year, six years ahead of its self-imposed deadline, BASF in Germany achieved its targets for reduction of emissions...

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Marking out the maze
June 30, 2015

Marking out the maze

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Minotaur as: “A monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.” In Greek mythology...

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Workers’ Compensation, rape and s35 of COID
June 30, 2015

Workers’ Compensation, rape and s35 of COID

Rape is a heinous crime and all perpetrators must pay. If this outrage has happened at work, must the employer pay, or should the...

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Watch and learn
June 30, 2015

Watch and learn

Behavioural-based safety (BBS) observations are a popular tool for many organisations. In this article ANDREW SHARMAN traces the roots of the process and offers...

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Retention is better than cure
June 30, 2015

Retention is better than cure

The days when people expected to spend 30 to 50 years with one company are long gone. Younger generations are job hopping more than...

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PPE plays its part
June 15, 2015

PPE plays its part

Truck Test 2015 demonstrated that the South African transport industry is conscious of safety, efficiency and protecting the environment. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) also...

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Vested with safety
June 15, 2015