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  • The Department of Labour has published draft regulations on 14 September 2018 to replace the current Hazardous Substances Regulations and invited the public to comment within 90 days. [UPDATE] 1 October 2018 at 21:00 – An anonymous reader brought it under our attention that there …Read More…

  • I have been inundated by calls from clients on the impact of the Constitutional Court ruling on Cannabis and what employers should do next. I will briefly explain the implications of this somewhat controversial topic. The ban on private possession, consumption and private cultivation of …Read More…

  • In the wake of recent data breach incidents, it is imperative that businesses give the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (Act) their full attention, even though the substantive provisions of the Act are not yet in force. This is borne …Read More…

  • The Department of Labour announced it has started conducting its own investigations into recent two major incidents that led to the deaths of workers. Department of Labour Director-General, Thobile Lamati, told the Media at an Open Day event discussing a wide range of issues in …Read More…

  • Cape Town – Sheqafrica.com in partnership with SHEConcepts and Safetyworx Risk Management, launched a brand new website in October 2018 called Safety Officer OnCall360. The new website showcase SHE Practitioners and Consultants in South Africa available for contracts and assignments and is the first of …Read More…

  • Fatality Investigation: Teen Completing Roofing Work Electrocuted

    The Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program is tasked with investigating fatalities and making recommendations to ensure they do not occur again. This is one of their recent cases. On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., a 16-year-old male roofer arrived at the worksite to begin roofing …Read more…

  • Why Prizes Won’t Motivate Employees (and What to Do About It)

    A few years ago, I was helping a client implement lean methods and concepts.  We started the initiative with workplace organization. Progress was good, and the client was interested in ideas that would help sustain the effort.  Company leaders came up with the idea of giving a “Golden Broom Award” …Read more…

  • Americans More Likely to Die from Overdose than Vehicle Accident

    In the recently-released Injury Facts update, the National Safety Council (NSC) reports Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash. The odds from an opioid overdose have risen to one in 96, eclipsing the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash …Read more…

  • Contract & Commercial Management – Future role and direction

    16 January 2019 / 9:00Business environment continues to change at a rapid pace and many of those changes are of direct and immediate relevance to contracting and commercial management. Thus, the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) has published an interesting report on future role and directions for …Read more…

  • Four Essential Truths for IoT Success

    Remember stories about executives in the mid ‘90s who had their assistants print emails and put them in a neat pile on their desks? They used the new tech, but limited its usefulness by forcing it into their existing mindset. There’s an important moral to the story regarding the Internet …Read more…

  • Accident Prevention Begins with a Conversation

    Have you ever asked the question, “What else can I do to improve our safety culture?” The answer may be in your next conversation. One of the most common safety weaknesses I see in organizations is a lack of management engagement with employees. As a general rule, leaders support safety …Read more…

  • U.S. Record Set for Child Hot Car Deaths Matched in 2018

    Despite a rise in public awareness campaigns, 2018 was a record year for the deaths of children in hot cars. The single-year high of 49 deaths originally set in 2010 once again was matched this past year. An additional two deaths in 2018 are being investigated, which could surpass the …Read more…

  • OSHA Promotes Fall Protection Resources

    With falls leading OSHA’s top 10 list of violations year after year, the agency is bolstering its efforts to increase awareness about its fall prevention resources. The agency has developed a collection of compliance assistance resources to address falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction …Read more…

  • Webinar: Opioids/Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: What Should Employers Know?

    Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019Time: 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5, New York)Duration: 1 HourEvent Type: Live WebinarCost: Free Register Today!  Description The opioid crisis has escalated dramatically in the past decade across the country, and those affected may also be your employees.  At the same time, the marijuana legalization movement …Read more…

  • Disaster Planning Should Include Employment Laws

    There are many manuals and publications about what companies should do to plan for natural and manmade disasters, from preparing for infrastructure disruptions to communicating with employees and the public. Another requirement is that management must maintain awareness of their responsibility for adhering to employment laws and regulations even in …Read more…

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  • 16 January 2019 / 9:00Business environment continues to change at a rapid pace and many of those changes are of direct and immediate relevance to contracting and commercial management. Thus, the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) has published an interesting report on future role and directions for the profession, drawing from IACCM´s …read more…

  • Pretoria-based Cygma SHEQ, one of Africa’s leading SHEQ Management Consultancies, have appointed a new CEO late last year. Pieter Lotz, the Managing Director of Cygma SHEQ North has appointed Kulani Baloyi as new Managing Director of Cygma SHEQ. Kulani has a Bsc in Engineering and is currently studying towards an MSc in Construction Project Management. …read more…

  • The Cannabis Judgment will have occupational health and safety implications. In view of the fact that the judgment effectively allows employees to lawfully consume cannabis in private, the question that arises is how employers are going to comply with their onerous general duty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (“the OHS …read more…

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