DASH SA asked the SA minister of Labour to re-consider planned legal enforcement of health and safety registration, and to allow only one Registrar.
UPDATE 2013 JULY 8; New occupational health and safety law, including environment, enforcement, policies, and standards, are summarised here.
An SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Mine Health and Safety Act amendment is due in 2013. Some changes under discussion are posted here.
OHS Representative job candidates need a range of skills & experience. Use this list to prepare for your next interview.
Safety duties are not just for construction contractors. Owners, managers or sectional title body corporates may be liable, writes Jacques Maree.
Sample safety, health and enviro risk management exam questions and answers from OHSE qualifications in Africa and Canada are posted here. 2: OHS functions.
SA Employers are required to appoint health and safety representatives formally, using this format prescribed by the SA OHS Act in Section 17 and 18.
A group of SA health and safety practitioners that drafted the OHS Practitioner curriculum standard, is setting up an umbrella professional body in 2013.
Mining employers are required to report health and safety performance in their Mining Charter report in March in a standard format.
The new general Occupational Health and Safety Advisor qualification curriculum draft, updated on 2012 February 16 by the MQA training forum, is posted below.
There is a general misconception that health and safety representatives are responsible for workers’ safety. This is not correct according to the OHS Act.
In last month’s article we looked at issues surrounding Visitor Safety. In this article, I’m going to provide you with a couple of questions surrounding the topic which I feel should be addressed should you wish to manage visitors and their health and safety.
The SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is setting up an occupational health and safety risk research centre of excellence in Janurary 2013.
Sample health and safety law exam questions and answers from HSE qualifications in South Africa are posted here.
Construction health and safety specification should inform OHS plans, but clients, project managers and designers lack competence to compile the specs.
Government, trade unions and mining industry seem to be heading for a collision over two suspended sections in the Mine Health and Safety Act.
A health and safety policy must derive from consultation; result in clear and practical statements; and set a keynote for corporate culture.