This health and safety training update of March 2017 includes an occupational health and welfare qualifications policy workshop; and training funding.
Gauteng Department of Health budget overspend will reach R1.6-b by March 2017, partly due to negligence, and the occupational dispensation.
South African chemicals operators reported more chemicals industry diseases among health and safety statistics in the Responsible Care Performance Report 2016.
The Department of Labour is drafting Ergonomics Regulations, due in 2017. Employers would also have to follow guidelines relevant to their industries.
When you hear words like, “I gave you safety training, why did you get hurt,” one finger points at the worker, one at the system, and three at the management team.
Major incidents are rare, but they migrate to sites where managers and workers have a high risk tolerance, writes safety psychologist David Broadbent.
A South African woman, Katherine du Preez, was appointed first Queensland Mine Safety and Health Commissioner in June 2016, as black lung disease returns.
A railway occupational health and medical practitioner course, including human factors management, is hosted in Pretoria on 4 to 9 July 2016.
Former miners suffering from silicosis and TB are allowed to take class action in occupational health claims for damages against gold mines from 2016.
Typical OHS management exam questions at NQF Level 4, 5 and 6, from the proposed vocational Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard.
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.
Assmang Beeshoek Iron Ore Mine and the Northern Cape Department of Health promoted mining occupational health at their annual SHE Day in September 2015.
Asbestos is still an occupational health risk in manufacturing, mining, building, maintenance and auto industries.
Typical occupational hygiene exam questions at NQF Level 2 and 3, based on the new QCTO Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard.
Sierra Leone health and safety was in the news in July as ECOWAS countries commemorated West Africa Health Organisation Day.
The rate of food-borne disease is rising due to contamination by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals. Food safety is an occupational health risk.
A group of Sasol coal miners are claiming civil damages for disease, instead of industrial compensation, in 2015.
Limpopo province municipalities reported occupational injuries and deaths in reply to health and safety management and appointment questions in parliament.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes a safety culture to help reduce the number of occupational fatalities, injuries, and diseases.
All construction employees require an occupational medical certificate of fitness from August 2015. Occupational health nurses may perform the medicals.