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.
Waste Management Bureau fees and taxes were published for comment in February 2015 as waste law continues to multiply.
Top petrochemicals Sheq consultant Jeremy Rundle slams the “stupidity” of the DOL’s plan to enforce health and safety registration in 2015.
This South African health and safety law update of December 2014 includes maritime OHS inspections, DOL contracts, a UK criminal case, and legal notices.
The SA Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) calls for comment on environmental assessor registration from EAPs and the public before 12 January 2015.
Two workers fell and one died due to failure of elevator shaft safety measures on a construction site in 2014, reports Buildsafe SA in an alert to builders.
SA water law will change with the Water Amendment Bill of 2014, that may soon be enforced by the DWA inspectorate, nicknamed Blue Scorpions.
Two Mine Health and Safety Regulations amendments in September 2014, aim to improve occupational disease reporting by employers.
This health and safety law update of September 2014 includes Compensation Fund fraud, legal notices, and state OHS Act compliance.
The DOL, SACPCMP and construction professions could prevent slab collapses by policing Clients or Developers via the Deed of Sale, said consultants.
This SA environment law update of September 2014 includes Waste Regulations Manifest, air emissions reporting, EIAs, Compensation fraud, and legal notices.
Labour inspectors stopped work at nine housing projects in Meyersdal, Alberton, on Construction Regulations and safety laws on 25 August.
SA Labour minister Mildred Oliphant said Labour inspectors found that 75% of employers complied with health and safety laws in 2014.
This health and safety law update of July 2014 includes insurance and tyre specs, worker OHS responsibilities, explosives management, and Tanzanian chemicals.
This SA environment law update of July 2014 includes Waste Act amendments, compulsory reporting of atmospheric emissions, and sustainability mechanisms.
Risk assessment involves health and safety specifications and quantities, requiring competence beyond copy-and-paste of some laws.
This SA health and safety law update of June 2014 includes Labour prosecution, fraudulent ‘inspectors’, professional restructuring, and event venue safety regulations.
This SA health and safety law update of May 2014 includes railway risk standards, strike data, import risk assessment, confiscation, and UIF processes.
This SA environment law update of April 2014 includes the stalled ISO 14001 revision, and the legal requirement for Pollution Prevention Plans.
A semi-autonomous state agency is trying to rectify health and safety regulation defects, and professional registration defects in Tanzania.
SA health and safety law update for March 2014; new SANS standards, Lesotho inspections, Compensation Fund IT capacity, and African chemicals emergency plans.
This SA environment law 2014 March update includes Bills, Notices, SANS standards, and fracking policy updates.
Loss and waste was inherent in the ‘catch it or lose it’ fishing quotas of marine environment law. Fishing health and safety culture also needs a change.
Work is often delayed to get a construction safety file approved, lacking the required safety plan, writes Master Builders North CHS manager Doug Michell.