Health and safety conferences: OHS qualifications workshop 8-9 March

Note the formal workshop on health and safety occupational training and qualifications, hosted by the Health and Welfare SETA, on 8-9 March.

Occupational health and safety conferences, including environment and quality (Sheq) management training courses, workshops, and expos in Africa in 2017 are listed here.

March 2017 Sheq events

March 6-10 Cape Town, Railway occupational health course for occupational Health and occupational medical practitioners, hosted by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR). Based on the Human Factors Management Standard, SANS 3000-4:2011, which stipulates minimum requirements for managing human factor risks in the railway environment; or 012 848 3108.

March 8 -9 Health and Safety occupational qualifications policy workshop by the Health and Welfare SETA; at Airport Protea /Premier Hotel. To establish the need to review qualification of Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner; whether the needs of the health and social development sector are addressed in the qualification; to address the needs of first aid and firefighting standards and HW Seta skills programmes; to identify whether the six unit standards-based qualifications under the HW Seta, should be re-curriculated into occupational qualifications. Reply to HW Seta, Kanyisa Wopula, Qualification Development and Maintenance officer, or visit or call 011 607 6979

March 23 Ergonomics Regulations comment informal group discussion by SASHEF, to formulate comment to the DOL on the Draft Ergonomics Regulations; 10am, at 3M Medical, Kelvin Drive, Johannesburg (off Rivonia Road). Reply on SASHEF Facebook page

April 2017 Sheq events

April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work for 2017, themed on ‘Optimising collection and use of OSH data, and strengthening the foundations of a prevention culture’. The ILO aims at increasing awareness on the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents and diseases, placing the health and safety of workers high in international agendas, and supporting action at all levels. To support member states in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 8, on Decent Work and Economic Growth, and in particular Target 8; Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers; the office will produce a toolkit with information and guidance on OSH data collection and use; or visit–en/index.htm

May 2017 Sheq events

9 -12 SASQ Quality conference

30 -1 June AOHS expo, Gallagher, Midrand

June 2017 Sheq events

7-9 Africa Health expo, Gallagher, Midrand.


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January 2018 Sheq events

February 2018 Sheq events


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2 thoughts on “Health and safety conferences: OHS qualifications workshop 8-9 March

  1. i would like to study a waste management course,kindly advise and i would like to attend workshops around Johannesburg.

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