Construction corruption undermines social, economic and safety values, said Labour deputy minister Adv Phathekile Holomisa at the Master Builders congress.
South African industrial action and strike statistics for last year include some references to occupational health and safety targets and safety impacts.
Tyre manufacturers advise professional drivers to perform a five-point tyre safety check between every trip, and at refuelling.
Judging by fewer fatalities, South African mining safety statistics improved last year, but could be due in part to major operational and staff cutbacks.
Health information, South African smoking laws, less advertising and higher taxes, halved SA smokers from 32% to 16.4% in ten years.
The Heinrich (Bird) Triangle of frequency ratios between minor incidents and injuries, is as false as the truism that ‘unsafe acts cause most accidents’.
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.
Heavy vehicle and hazardous chemicals freight driver fatigue accidents on the Johannesburg to Durban N3 highway take a heavy toll in injuries and losses.
Buildsafe SA, formed by construction employers and consultants in 2012, will circulate southern Afircan safety data and advice on a collective, anonymous basis.
Chemicals operators record death, injury, illness, transport and enviro incidents in the Responsible Care (RC) SA 2011 Performance Report.