SACPCMP Registrar Nomvule Rakolote told a Public Works committee that Competition Commission rulings could stop construction health and safety registration.
Sibanye Platinum claims R26.8-m from Mineral Resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane and three DMR officials, for losses during mine safety stoppages.
The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) will open its Mine Health and Safety Centre of Excellence (CoE) in April 2017, to implement mining OHS research findings.
This health and safety training update of March 2017 includes an occupational health and welfare qualifications policy workshop; and training funding.
Three South African Defence Force members died of sewer methane gas in Durban while trying to rescue three contract workers from a sewage pit.
According to the SA Disaster Management Act, a National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has to integrate and co-ordinate loss prevention.
Gauteng Department of Health budget overspend will reach R1.6-b by March 2017, partly due to negligence, and the occupational dispensation.
This health and safety law update of February 2017 includes health facilities; medicines; Bargaining Councils; and environmental prosecution.
An SA Parliamentary Committee said the Labour Department performance self-assessment of 50% was ‘depressing and unacceptable’.
The Department of Labour called for comment on the Draft Ergonomics Regulations under the OHS Act, before 27 April 2017. Here are some links.
State records show very few legal mine closures, indicating lack of environmental rehabilitation, lingering liabilities, and lack of state rehab capacity.
This health and safety law update of January 2017 includes Labour prosecution outcomes; the anti-bribery standard; Chinese medicine; and the UIF Act.
Mining safety statistics figures for 2016 have improved by 5% against the previous year, said the DMR.
Liquidated Irca SA trademarks were sold on auction to Wohbag, a property investor run by Gert De Wet Jordaan, for R2.5-m in December.
The international Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (PIACT) includes the ILO guide on how to prevent major incidents.
The Department of Health Directorate of Radiation Control could merge its radiation safety functions with the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR).
Health and safety management is becoming part of business culture in Liberia, but the state still lacks a comprehensive safety policy.
Note the formal workshop on health and safety occupational training and qualifications, hosted by the Health and Welfare SETA, on 8-9 March.
The High Court in 2017 will hear the appeal of employers against the right of gold miners or widows to claim silicosis mining compensation in a class action.
After a visit to a large employer in South Africa, David Broadbent takes a festive look at safety system health, climate, and leadership.