A South African woman, Katherine du Preez, was appointed first Queensland Mine Safety and Health Commissioner in June 2016, as black lung disease returns.
The SA Anglican Church continued the Catholic initiative for mining health and safety at a meeting with mining people in Cape Town.
Scania South Africa’s HIV prevention and AIDS employee support programme, has won an international award.
The South African state’s Operation Mining Phakisa aims to increase BEE, mining health and safety, and mining environmental measures from August 2015.
A group of Sasol coal miners are claiming civil damages for disease, instead of industrial compensation, in 2015.
Sheq terminology and practice runs on acronyms. Here is a helpful guide to be read in conjunction with your legal register and safety rep!
New health and safety union SARSU launched in October 2014 to represent Sheq practitioners and address workplace, gender and corruption issues.
The 2014 SA Railway Safety report notes 456 fatalities and 1498 injuries, with 379 of the injuries due to crime (an increase of 205%).
Consulting body NIOCCSA is forming an Advisory Board for Occupational Health and Safety (ABOSH) to promote health and safety education and development.
Southern African consulting body Nioccsa offers international PECB and ANSI ISO Auditor certification in ISO 9001, 14001 and OSHAS 18001 from October 2014.
The SA Department of Public Works (DPW) will dissolve the construction professions council for the Built Environment (CBE), for failing Black empowerment.
IOSH SA, the registrar formed by Saiosh, cancelled its memorandum of understanding with IOSH UK due to legislative and training standard differences.
Tyre manufacturers advise professional drivers to perform a five-point tyre safety check between every trip, and at refuelling.
Admin and political star official Aggy Moiloa was promoted to South African Department of Labour COO from the Mpumalanga office in October 2013.
SA Waste Act, Amendments and Bills, relevant to South African waste law update are posted here. There are major updates in September 2013.
IOSH UK failed to confirm an IOSH SA registration link, potentially contradicting the SAIOSH presentation to SAQA and practitioners.
Facilities Regulations of 2004 under the SA Occupational Health and Safety Act, set certain sanitation, canteen, smoking, water and seating standards at work.
SA Department of Labour views and data on construction health and safety are detailed in the director general’s address at the Construction HS Accord in 2012.
The SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is setting up an occupational health and safety risk research centre of excellence in Janurary 2013.
The SA Department of Labour is revising its code of practice on HIV /AIDS and employment, and informing employers of amended equity legislation during 2012.