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In this month’s issue

  • 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 will be launching a brand new website in October 2018 called Safety Officer OnCall360. The new website will be a showcase of SHE Practitioners and Consultants in South Africa available for contracts and assignments and is the first of a number …Read More…

  • Project, Program, Change – Handbook for Intrapreneurs in Project-Oriented Organizations

    17 October 2018 / 9:00Through my blogpost “The interrelations between projects, programmes and change” I already outlined, how important the relationship between projects, programmes and change is in the VUCA world. In this blogpost I also mentioned a new book written by Roland Gareis and his son Lorenz Gareis, which …Read more…

  • MSHA Issues Updates to Workplace Examination Standard

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued enforcement guidance updates to its final rule on examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines. Finalized earlier this year, the rule officially went into effect on June 2 but enforcement was delayed until Oct. 1. MSHA’s new requirements as …Read more…

  • NJ’s Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect Oct. 29

    NJ’s Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect Oct. 29 The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has published both proposed regulations to implement the law and a new mandatory workplace poster. Oct 16, 2018 Employers in New Jersey employers will be required to comply with the state’s new …Read more…

  • Taking Safety to the Next Level, with Gamification and More

    EnTrans International is the parent company of Heil Trailer, Polar Tank Trailer, Polar Service Centers, Kalyn Siebert, SERVA and Jarco. Our company experienced rapid growth over the last few years and now operates 11 manufacturing facilities and 28 service centers in six countries. As brands and locations were added to …Read more…

  • Six Preventive Measures After a Weather Disaster [Photo Gallery]

    What should employers do following Hurricane Michael? OSHA provided recommendations. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach, Fla., completely devastating the Florida Panhandle as it began its trek north. Rainfall, flash flooding and tornadoes were reported as a result of the category 4 storm. Now, businesses, …Read more…

  • Manufacturing Safety in the Age of Auto Bots

    With 1.4 million feet of exhibit space, there was almost too much to take in at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago last month. By the end of the industrial Iditarod, after walking and talking nonstop for three straight days, I was over it. Bored of all the amazing tech. …Read more…

  • Will project-based organisations be the new normal?

    15 October 2018 / 9:00The number and importance of projects are increasing steadily. Projects are being used to deliver innovative products and services, to perform change and transformation and – in general – get things done in organisations. That has a severe impact on the organisational structure, processes and culture. …Read more…

  • 5 Steps to Preventing MSDs in the Food and Beverage Industry

    The food and beverage industry has a special responsibility to ensure that product-out-the-door is safe for the consumer while ensuring the production process is safe for employees. Several unique factors including wet/cold environments, FDA regulations, sanitation requirements, and a complex supply chain can make managing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) challenging. This …Read more…

  • Double Vision: Selecting the Right PPE for Your Workers

    Flying objects. Tools. Particles. Chemicals. More than 90 percent of eye injuries could be prevented with the use of goggles, face shields, safety glasses or full-face respirators, according to The Vision Council. “Whether it’s a chemical or a liquid or a metal foreign body, whether it’s from cutting metal or …Read more…

  • Leading Responsibly in the Time of #MeToo

    We have seen this campaign before in various forms over the past two decades – the demand for equal pay and appropriate work environments. The reiterations always move the conversation forward a bit and result in at least some level of change. However, after a while, our focus moves away …Read more…

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  • 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…

  • The issue of cannabis in the workplace may have employers wondering what to do about employees who want to exercise their newly acquired rights as adults to – “…use or cultivate or possess cannabis in private for his her personal consumption”. Constitutional Court The Con-Court has declared that it’s perfectly legal to “consume” cannabis – …read more…

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