Construction people agree on 38 practices, and six factors for preventing fatalities, injuries and diseases, towards zero harm in construction.
Everyone has a different view of what quality management means, and everyone is probably correct, writes Bill Coetzee. Quality is as contagious as a smile.
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.
A new case study demonstrates how psychological fitness assessment identifies risks, and enables corporate health and safety management.
With temperatures in up to 35 degrees Celsius this summer, employers and workers have to avoid heat exposure and manage heat stress.
Role-players should integrate management of health and safety in construction phases, the ACHASM conference 2015 in Cape Town agreed.
Safety professionals traditionally focus on systems, behaviour, and corporate maturity. But leadership, HR and safety integration could be more effective.
Leadership emables engaged employees to align their needs and values with their work and their organisation, writes Saide Mansur.
Chemicals compatibility restrictions and chemical storage safety are tabulated in a Dangerous Goods Segregation Wheel, based on SANS 10231.
The South Gauteng High Court ordered the Department of Labour to allow access to the Paarl factory fire DOL incident report, six years after the incident.
Minor incident statistics or ‘near misses’ are like amber traffic lights; we speed up and then hesitate, writes safety psychologist David Broadbent.
Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) responded to a doctors’ letter on metals compensation snags, assuring of prompt IOD claims payments.
The rate of food-borne disease is rising due to contamination by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals. Food safety is an occupational health risk.
All work sites should have an emergency drill, with provisions for calling in specialist personnel and equipment, should it be needed.
Mobile crane safety requires management of a number of do’s and don’ts to prevent loss incidents, warned Buildsafe SA.
Road construction emergency planning and management is a difficult juggling act for a health and safety officer. Here is a case study.
Construction managers must serve only one site at a time, manage health and safety appointments, and remain liable, along with CEOs.
An international mining body published its first good practice guide on preventing serious types of metallurgy and mining health and safety incidents.
Safety psychologist David Broadbent explores the anatomy of industrial disasters, and strategies to diagnose and prevent them.
The SACPCMP is using mass construction health and safety registration workshops to meet the DOL’s construction OHS registration deadline of August 2015.