After a visit to a large employer in South Africa, David Broadbent takes a festive look at safety system health, climate, and leadership.
Sexual harassment is unfair discrimination, regulated by the Employment Equity Act, and Promotion of Equality Act. Here are some management guidelines.
Some states, and some employers, use a health and safety checklist based on USA OHS standards, to check their Sheq management systems and internal audits.
Ghana had asked employers to manage environmental health impacts, as part of their business sustainability goals.
There are many ‘safety recruitment’ human resources services offering psychometric testing, but we should rather manage safety culture.
A new case study demonstrates how psychological fitness assessment identifies risks, and enables corporate health and safety management.
With temperatures in up to 35 degrees Celsius this summer, employers and workers have to avoid heat exposure and manage heat stress.
Chemicals compatibility restrictions and chemical storage safety are tabulated in a Dangerous Goods Segregation Wheel, based on SANS 10231.
Mobile crane safety requires management of a number of do’s and don’ts to prevent loss incidents, warned Buildsafe SA.
Road construction emergency planning and management is a difficult juggling act for a health and safety officer. Here is a case study.
Construction managers must serve only one site at a time, manage health and safety appointments, and remain liable, along with CEOs.
Employers must assess and manage all workplace risks, including social risk factors such as xenophobia, as the Constitution and the OHS Act provides.
Outdoor workers and employers have to manage skin cancer risk. Occupational health exposures could be considered a test of mangement quality in turn.
Workers and people who rarely use ladders, are at higher risk during work at height, due to a false sense of ladder safety competence.
Remote work health and safety is a challenge to Sheq managers serving some people who work abroad, off site, or at home.
As a health and safety practitioner you should manage your CPD (continual professional development) to help sustain your competence.
Gas cylinder safety requires management of exposure to heat, impacts, and other risks. Since they are semi-portable, handling raises many risks.
SANS 10228 guides suppliers and operators on how to manage chemical risks, including labelling, awareness, and storage.
SA Department of Labour inspectors host a Hazardous Biological Agents 2014 seminar in Bela Bela on September 26 to raise compliance to OHS Act regulations.
Fire fighting basics you should know. Celeste Erasmus provides a condense and graphical compilation of the most important workplace fire skills you need.