A railway occupational health and medical practitioner course, including human factors management, is hosted in Pretoria on 4 to 9 July 2016.
The UK exit from the EU, or Brexit, will impact on health and safety standards on both sides of the channel, writes Mabila Mathebula.
South African Labour inspectors are informing employers about retail health and safety compliance at a seminar in Cape Town on 28-29 June 2016.
A degraded mode of operation restricts management systems, and raises health and safety risks, unexpected in the ideal or textbook mode of operation.
Former miners suffering from silicosis and TB are allowed to take class action in occupational health claims for damages against gold mines from 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.
A yellow fever outbreak began in Angola in December. By April 2016, Angola had 2023 suspected yellow fever cases, and 258 deaths from infections.
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.
A new case study demonstrates how psychological fitness assessment identifies risks, and enables corporate health and safety management.
Typical OHS management exam questions at NQF Level 4, 5 and 6, from the proposed vocational Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard.
The SA Chemicals and Allied Industry Association (CAIA) released its health, safety and environment statistics in the 2015 Responsible Care report.
The SA Anglican Church continued the Catholic initiative for mining health and safety at a meeting with mining people in Cape Town.
The SA Department of Labour hosts a seminar on the dangers of Hazardous Biological Agents (HBA) in health care work, on 11-12 November 2015.
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’.
Assmang Beeshoek Iron Ore Mine and the Northern Cape Department of Health promoted mining occupational health at their annual SHE Day in September 2015.
I became more attuned to the failure of how we think about risk tolerance after I was squashed by a car.
The South African Hazardous Biological Agents law will extend to health work employers, who have to implement a management system by 2017.
Asbestos is still an occupational health risk in manufacturing, mining, building, maintenance and auto industries.
Mine health and safety researcher Prof May Hermanus has been appointed to serve in the Responsible Mining Index board based in Amsterdam.
ACHASM hosts its symposium on 20 Oct in Cape Town, themed on a team approach to zero fatalities, injuries, and disease. Delegates will gain SACPCMP CPD points.
The South African Mineral Resources (DMR) budget includes several mine health and safety measures for the 2015-2016 financial year.