This health and safety training update of March 2017 includes an occupational health and welfare qualifications policy workshop; and training funding.
According to the SA Disaster Management Act, a National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has to integrate and co-ordinate loss prevention.
An SA Parliamentary Committee said the Labour Department performance self-assessment of 50% was ‘depressing and unacceptable’.
After a visit to a large employer in South Africa, David Broadbent takes a festive look at safety system health, climate, and leadership.
This Sheq training update includes occupational course registration; MSc Construction HS; a private bid for safety training quality control; and compliance training.
This health and safety law update of December 2016 includes health standards, rail and road safety; and foreign farm workers.
The COID Act Amendment will include domestic compensation for injuries and diseases, and more state health facilities, said Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.
The metals union demands safety measures at Arcelor Mittal in Vanderbijl Park, and that three health and safety managers be suspended.
Some safety harness rules are just tickbox exercises, with fall arrest lanyards that exceed the fall distance, writes Brian Irlam.
This health and safety laws update of October 2016, includes Compensation Fund audit results; and the legal status of SADC workers in SA.
Effective selection, issue, use, and management of personal protective equipment, requires a detailed PPE policy.
The OHS Act Amendment Bill proposes health and safety admin fines of up to R50 000, but fails to improve on incident investigation measures.
When you hear words like, “I gave you safety training, why did you get hurt,” one finger points at the worker, one at the system, and three at the management team.
The Department of Labour has postponed the M1 bridge collapse inquiry to 2017, after the contractor bombarded an engineering witness.
Cutting costs impacts on offshore oil safety up to three years later, said the organizers of Offshore West Africa (OWA), planned for June 2017.
Sheqafrica.com is currently being remodeled to bring you yet more practical features, and a new look.
Major incidents are as rare as Black Swans. You have not seen one on site for many years. But they are not extinct, not even endangered.
De Novo Media will launch a web-based Sheq contractor system in 2017, bringing paperless Sheq management tools to South African employers….
The IRCA liquidation was announced to staff on 1 April 2016, following a business rescue attempt, and a creditors’ vote. UPDATE; Irca sold to Wohbag, see http://sheqafrica.com/liquidated-irca/
Shane Lishman reports from a remote site in Liberia on the positive difference that managerial buy-in makes to African Sheq management.
South African Labour inspectors are informing employers about retail health and safety compliance at a seminar in Cape Town on 28-29 June 2016.
Leadership skills and credibility impact on infrastructure projects, health and safety. Projects such as Eskom require a high level of leadership skills.
The Tongaat Mall collapse inquiry reported several contraventions of the OHS Act, and Construction Regulations Amendment, in May 2016.
Bill Coetzee recalls the Sheq evolution, from the bad old days of risk tolerance, to culture change. Good management is more valuable than ever before.