Risk assessment involves health and safety specifications and quantities, requiring competence beyond copy-and-paste of some laws.
Fire fighting basics you should know. Celeste Erasmus provides a condense and graphical compilation of the most important workplace fire skills you need.
The Quality Management System standard ISO 9001:2015 will introduce risk-based planning, assessment and evaluation by the end of 2015.
Every organisation has a general risk tolerance, and some have a killer culture. Watch out for confidential or fake health and safety data.
Incident reports raise awareness of risk trends, equipment, procedures and corrective actions. These three incidents were reported by Buildsafe SA.
Manual handling risk assessment requires task observation, data, ergonomic parameters, and a management plan.
Everyone on site has a legal and moral responsibility for preventing accidents at work, but the dice are loaded against stopping production on gut feeling.
Risks have to be eliminated, or transferred, or managed, but never ignored. This article unpacks risk tolerance.
Workers in battery manufacturing, recycling, mining, smelting, vehicle components, plastics and painting, are at risk of lead poisoning.
Mining gas and dust explosion research reveal some lessons for mining gas management, particularly relevant to coal, dust and explosives.
This fire checklist is a basic, systematic guide to integrate into any fire plan, safety audit or inspection on commercial or industrial sites.
Construction and mine blasting risk assessment presents several challenges. A blaster must accurately determine blast area bounds and manage safety issues.
A transport risk management workshop in September unpacks collision analysis, scene management, SANS and ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety management standards.
Maintenance risk presents additional health, safety, environment and quality risks, due to disruption, communication, lockout, startup and modifications.
The South African Department of Water and Environmental Affairs (DWE) invited comment on draft Health Care Risk Waste Regulations by 31 July 2012.
Employers have to ensure that hazard identifications and job risk assessments are performed before workers do hazardous work, or ‘listed work’.
We make large investments in health and safety systems, but we should recognise fundamental human behaviour factors that make our systems work or fail. Personal transport is one of these crucial influences.
Lightning and weather risks present seasonal occupational risks that are easily misjudged. Here is a guide to weather risk identification, assessment and management.
From safety learner, Phumi; How could I apply ISSMEC risk control process principles or steps, to manage job safety at work? Which standards apply?
Chemicals operators record death, injury, illness, transport and enviro incidents in the Responsible Care (RC) SA 2011 Performance Report.