SA Mineral Resources minister Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane defended mining safety stoppages after complaints of production losses by some employers.
Nuclear power is safe, economical, and necessary, said Necsa chairman Dr Kelvin Kemm. Nuclear safety training is part of the new pebble bed plan.
Cutting costs impacts on offshore oil safety up to three years later, said the organizers of Offshore West Africa (OWA), planned for June 2017.
Some states, and some employers, use a health and safety checklist based on USA OHS standards, to check their Sheq management systems and internal audits.
Occupational hospital safety levels are down to zero in Gauteng and Limpopo provinces, said the Labour Department.
Construction contractors in Malawi complain that formal construction safety procedures are not regarded as a mandatory practice.
Major incidents are as rare as Black Swans. You have not seen one on site for many years. But they are not extinct, not even endangered.
This health and safety laws update of June 2016, includes Department of Labour (DOL) performance assessment, new Bills, and compensation payments.
A South African woman, Katherine du Preez, was appointed first Queensland Mine Safety and Health Commissioner in June 2016, as black lung disease returns.
Behaviour-based safety programmes require a paradigm shift from workers, and from management, to understand the personal and social motivations involved at work.
The state called for mining safety innovations after retrieval of the body of one of two miners trapped by a fall of ground at Implats 1 Shaft in May 2016.
Engage and motivate people by leadership to align their needs and values with their work and their organisation, writes Saide Mansur.
The UK exit from the EU, or Brexit, will impact on health and safety standards on both sides of the channel, writes Mabila Mathebula.
South African Labour inspectors are informing employers about retail health and safety compliance at a seminar in Cape Town on 28-29 June 2016.
A degraded mode of operation restricts management systems, and raises health and safety risks, unexpected in the ideal or textbook mode of operation.
The Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry will investigate contractor Murray & Robers; the Construction Health and Safety Agent; and the supplier of materials and design.
This health and safety laws update of February 2015, includes forestry labour inspections, compensation fraud hearings, a transfer scam, and policy on ‘commercial’ labour unions.
The South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) set guidelines for the mining safety Code of Practice that employers have to compile.
This post includes some OHS management exam questions, that may also be set as practical exercises, on aspects of OHS internal auditing; safe working practices; risk assessment principles; and quality management.
There are many ‘safety recruitment’ human resources services offering psychometric testing, but we should rather manage safety culture.
The SACPCMP is visiting schools and universities to convince learners and students of construction health and safety registration, on the promise of finding mentors, vacation work, and jobs.
To create a safe workplace culture, leaders could use neurosafety to manage the brain processes that determine behaviour, instead of reacting to unsafe behaviour with threats.
Resilience is the capability of a system to maintain its function/structure in the face of changes and to degrade gracefully when it must, writes Max Geyer.
A new case study demonstrates how psychological fitness assessment identifies risks, and enables corporate health and safety management.