An SA Parliamentary Committee said the Labour Department performance self-assessment of 50% was ‘depressing and unacceptable’.
The Department of Labour will publish the draft Major Hazard Installation or MHI Regulations Amendment 2017 in January.
South Africa is combining its mining, Health, and Labour compensation benefits in a pay-out campaign in 2016.
A free OHS Conference for small business on 15-17 November in Benoni, will advise employers how to comply with the OHS Act and its regulations.
Occupational hospital safety levels are down to zero in Gauteng and Limpopo provinces, said the Labour Department.
The SA Department of Labour (DOL) called for nominations to the minister’s OHS Advisory Council, for Occupational Health and Safety (ACOHS), before 1 August 2016.
This health and safety laws update of June 2016, includes Department of Labour (DOL) performance assessment, new Bills, and compensation payments.
The Tongaat Mall collapse inquiry reported several contraventions of the OHS Act, and Construction Regulations Amendment, in May 2016.
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 Verulam concrete batch collapse at KatzStone Granite and Quartz in KwaZulu-Natal, left one worker dead and three injured, including the owner.
The Grayston Drive bridge collapse scaffolding would be cleared after contractors Murray & Roberts get approval for a detailed incident site protocol.
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.
The SA Department of Labour set up a Johannesburg Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry in October 2015.
The SA Labour Department and the HSRC launched an HIV/AIDS study in October 2015, for three years, at public and private employers. It is funded by Germany.
The South African Hazardous Biological Agents law will extend to health work employers, who have to implement a management system by 2017.
On 24 July 2015, the exemptions to Regulation 3 of the Construction Regulations were published. Shavanya takes a look at the impact of the Construction Regulations exemptions.
The SA Department of Labour hosts a workshop on registration of construction health and safety professionals, and the construction work permit, on 9 July.
Labour director general Thobile Lamati will not privatise the R52-b Compensation Fund in 2015, despite its meltdown after many turnaround efforts.
The Department of Labour asked the state to fund 100 new health and safety and BEE Labour inspectors, in addition to the current 145.
The Department of Labour has called for public comments on labour law review of ineffective, insufficient, and burdensome law in 2015. The USA DOL that is.