The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) published a railway incident investigation report on the Denver rear-end rail collision, with recommendations.
The Verulam concrete batch collapse at KatzStone Granite and Quartz in KwaZulu-Natal, left one worker dead and three injured, including the owner.
The South Gauteng High Court ordered the Department of Labour to allow access to the Paarl factory fire DOL incident report, six years after the incident.
6 years after the Paarl Print factory fire, Judge Elias Matojane’s ruling paved the way for interested parties to gain access to accident inquiry reports
Typical emergency management exam questions at NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4, from the vocational Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard.
Minor incident statistics or ‘near misses’ are like amber traffic lights; we speed up and then hesitate, writes safety psychologist David Broadbent.
Individual duties in terms of Regulations, scope, and appointments, enable Labour investigators and courts to determine health and safety liability.
[SEE THONGATHI MALL INQUIRY UPDATE BELOW]. An employer organisation used an internal incident investigation as an example of how to shift health and safety liability of OHS officers.
A coal silo collapse on Saturday 1 November at Majuba power station crippled the newest commercially operated plant in the SA grid.
SANS 10228 guides suppliers and operators on how to manage chemical risks, including labelling, awareness, and storage.
Two Mine Health and Safety Regulations amendments in September 2014, aim to improve occupational disease reporting by employers.
Incident reports raise awareness of risk trends, equipment, procedures and corrective actions. These three incidents were reported by Buildsafe SA.
A fatal trench collapse in wet soil illustrates potential causes and prevention of trench digging incidents.
A worker was knocked about 2 metres to the ground during scaffolding dismantling, when a standard slipped through the hands of a worker above him.
From Dennis Windt; Heinrich’s incident triangle dispute on severity rates is not necessarily accurate, but raises awareness in safety practice.
The Heinrich (Bird) Triangle of frequency ratios between minor incidents and injuries, is as false as the truism that ‘unsafe acts cause most accidents’.
After an Assmang incident, a R15-m trust fund assists the families of the seven workers who were killed in two furnace explosions in 2007 and in 2008.
South Africa. The National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa (Numsa) yesterday said mining accidents had reached crisis proportions ….
Twelve people were trapped under rubble and two construction workers critically injured, when a building collapsed in Silverlakes, Pretoria, on…
South Africa. A miner was killed when a rock fell on him at Xstrata’s Thorncliffe mine near Steelpoort in Limpopo,…