This health and safety laws update of June 2016, includes Department of Labour (DOL) performance assessment, new Bills, and compensation payments.
South African Labour inspectors are informing employers about retail health and safety compliance at a seminar in Cape Town on 28-29 June 2016.
The Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry will investigate contractor Murray & Robers; the Construction Health and Safety Agent; and the supplier of materials and design.
This health and safety laws update of February 2015, includes forestry labour inspections, compensation fraud hearings, a transfer scam, and policy on ‘commercial’ labour unions.
This post includes some OHS management exam questions, that may also be set as practical exercises, on aspects of OHS internal auditing; safe working practices; risk assessment principles; and quality management.
The SACPCMP is visiting schools and universities to convince learners and students of construction health and safety registration, on the promise of finding mentors, vacation work, and jobs.
Some workers and managers regard their Sherq management duties as secondary functions, while these are part of their joint responsibilities to themselves, colleagues, society, and the environment.
The SA Anglican Church continued the Catholic initiative for mining health and safety at a meeting with mining people in Cape Town.
Role-players should integrate management of health and safety in construction phases, the ACHASM conference 2015 in Cape Town agreed.
Procurement and capital projects pose several health and safety pitfalls. Mabila Mathebula unpacks a railway procurement case study of ‘landmines’.
Safety professionals traditionally focus on systems, behaviour, and corporate maturity. But leadership, HR and safety integration could be more effective.
I became more attuned to the failure of how we think about risk tolerance after I was squashed by a car.
The South African Mineral Resources (DMR) budget includes several mine health and safety measures for the 2015-2016 financial year.
Iron and steel health and safety improvements and accident reduction, was due to social pressure, as well as technology, automation and law.
About 34 building sites entered the Master Builders SA 2015 Construction Health and Safety awards.
The Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard draft was sent to mining and industrial employers for comment in July 2015.
Minor incident statistics or ‘near misses’ are like amber traffic lights; we speed up and then hesitate, writes safety psychologist David Broadbent.
Institute of Safety Management (IOSM) president Joep Joubert called for OHS registration unity in an email to Saiosh and DOL, given verbatim below;
Sierra Leone health and safety was in the news in July as ECOWAS countries commemorated West Africa Health Organisation Day.
A UK rollercoaster incident in 2015 offers a case study on health and safety liability for public visitors and workers.