A degraded mode of operation restricts management systems, and raises health and safety risks, unexpected in the ideal or textbook mode of operation.
The South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) set guidelines for the mining safety Code of Practice that employers have to compile.
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.
Labour director general Thobile Lamati will not privatise the R52-b Compensation Fund in 2015, despite its meltdown after many turnaround efforts.
Safety psychologist David Broadbent explores the anatomy of industrial disasters, and strategies to diagnose and prevent them.
The SA DOL is re-trianing staff in public service skills, including learnerships, insurance, employement equity, and labour inspection.
Risk assessment involves health and safety specifications and quantities, requiring competence beyond copy-and-paste of some laws.
Phelele Tengeni has been appointed Deputy Director-General (DDG) of Corporate Services in the Department of Labour.
An emergency response plan, as required by law, could save lives, including our own and our jobs. Imagining the worst is part of everyone’s duty.
Construction health and safety officials have 18 months to apply for SACPCMP registration. By January 2014, 21 were registered and 191 have applied.
Some of the 30 Tongaat mall collapse witnesses were conflicted by having the same lawyer. DOL stopped proceedings on the first day, 11 February 2014.
The SA Department of Labour audit by the state in 2013 was unqualified for the third year, but several warnings were repeated.
Admin and political star official Aggy Moiloa was promoted to South African Department of Labour COO from the Mpumalanga office in October 2013.
The construction health and safety officer scope of services, set by the SACPCMP, are listed here.
The SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is setting up an occupational health and safety risk research centre of excellence in Janurary 2013.
The International SOS Foundation (ISOSF) is a global effort to support the study and adoption of Duty of Care standard for best practice, launched in 2011.
SAQA is writing standards for recognition of prior learning (RPL) to translate work experience into training modules towards recognised qualifications.
Business owners have to comply with specific regulations when installing gas equipment, with a gas COC, to ensure that their insurance policy remains valid.