Natalie Graaff looks at Legionella, the law, and two new national standards for managing exposure to hazardous bacteria.
Organisations have to manage their health and safety knowledge retention to manage their risks, writes petrochemicals specialist Saide Mansur.
Wits University is calling for applicants to appoint a professor in occupational hygiene research and teaching, orientated to mining.
Occupational health and safety consultants in the UK have set up a web-based register under the OSHCR, serving about 2000 members.
South Africa is not big on occupational health culture and wellness management, indicating an unhealthy, uncaring and reactive paradigm.
Shane Lishman looks into the future along a strand of DNA and asks a difficult question; What if?
Mining giant Anglo American is investing R15-m in Occupational Hygiene research at the Wits University School of Public Health.
Consulting body NIOCCSA is forming an Advisory Board for Occupational Health and Safety (ABOSH) to promote health and safety education and development.
Several health and safety laws and regulations refer to medical surveillance and medical screening, but how does it apply to different industries?
Southern African health departments could start mining inspections, as part of a SADC move to curb TB and HIV at work and in labour sending areas.
Uncertainties about SA occupational health, hygiene and medical certificates responsibilities could be resolved by 2012 labour and mining legislation reviews.
Safety, health and enviro management exam questions and answers from HSE qualifications are posted here. This post focuses on occupational hygiene management.
SA will force mines to manage TB and HIV impacts in 2013, and African states could follow in moving HIV costs to business occupational health budgets.
Our modern business and economic safety, health, enviro and quality cultural weak point remains in our response to occupational diseases.
Psoriasis, a genetic, chronic, non contagious skin inflammation disease affecting many workers, is aggravated by some irritants and heavy clothing.
Absenteeism is a leading cause of loss. Managers should develop and absenteeism policy, metrics and third party consulting to manage absenteeism.
Use of microscopically fine materials and compounds, invoke nano materials exposure in the construction industry, posing new health risks.
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