The international Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (PIACT) includes the ILO guide on how to prevent major incidents.
Cutting costs impacts on offshore oil safety up to three years later, said the organizers of Offshore West Africa (OWA), planned for June 2017.
Major incidents are as rare as Black Swans. You have not seen one on site for many years. But they are not extinct, not even endangered.
A degraded mode of operation restricts management systems, and raises health and safety risks, unexpected in the ideal or textbook mode of operation.
The SA Chemicals and Allied Industry Association (CAIA) released its health, safety and environment statistics in the 2015 Responsible Care report.
Spending R2.5bn a year on health and safety compensation claims due to construction incidents, has forced the Labour Department to tighten its regulations.
Limpopo province municipalities reported occupational injuries and deaths in reply to health and safety management and appointment questions in parliament.
An international mining body published its first good practice guide on preventing serious types of metallurgy and mining health and safety incidents.
South African employers reported improved chemical safety statistics, including injuries and diseases, said Responsible Care chairman Joaquin Schoch.
Questions about school safety inspections and enforcement were raised in the SA parliament following a number of injuries and fatalities.
An area of high risk for safety incidents and injuries is that of workshops where machinery is being used. The OHS Act describes the minimum procedures.
Ladder safety is legislated in SA General Safety Regulations 6, 13(A), Construction Regulations s8, and several standards, guides and incident reports.
Recent fatal incidents include underground mining mobile equipment collisions. A Chamber of Mines (COM) pilot project promotes loco lockout.
Workers in ‘lower risk’ occupations like administration, suffer 14% of workplace injuries claimed from the SA Compensation Commissioner, some from slip trip falls (STFs).
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