The compulsory Legal appointment of the 16.2

Section 16(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act has been a source of many debates and arguments, even among the legal fraternity. Using this section to force a CEO to draft a letter of appointment for what is commonly called a 16.2 person or the “assistant to the CEO” is just sheepish. I use […]

Liberia Commemorates Global Hand Hygiene Day

5th May 2021, Monrovia: Under the theme “achieving hand hygiene at the point of care” with the slogan: Seconds save lives – Clean your hands! Liberia with support from WHO and partners joined the rest of the world to celebrate Global Hand Hygiene Day. Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on 5th May, to […]

Injured at work? What can you do?

If you are injured at work, your manager must submit an Accident Report (W.CL2) to the Compensation Commissioner. Don’t let them intimidate you to say it wasn’t work related. If your SHE officer (half a SHEEP), tells you it’s not an “on-the-job” accident, SHE is lying to protect their own ass. The COID Act does […]

The Practical OHSAct

The planned series of e-books by have been moved to a new location after the author of the series, Rudy D. Maritz, cancelled the publishing agreement with Sheqafrica Corporate Services (Pty)Ltd. Maritz told that he was no longer willing to do all the work while his business partners sit and watch. “After 32 […]

SACS How aren’t THO?

The Politics of SHEQ should be a song! has never been anything but a marketing platform for its owners. It was a free ride for the Walker Family and a source of frustration for its shareholders. I have been contemplating what to do with it since I took it over in Feb this year. […]

OHS got stuck on the same TRAC!

Everyone who started their professional careers in safety has done a SAMTRAC from the old Compensation Commissioner sponsored NOSA. And for most it was a six week,  or perhaps later a 4 week, course which enabled you to implement and audit the NOSA MBO Star-grading system. This once “proud to display” Star grading meant something. […]

What happened to BuildSafe?

Buildsafe South Africa was launched on the 19th January 2012 in Gauteng where the heads of 20 companies signed the BSA 2012 Charter, thus making a commitment to promote the ideals of BSA and actively work toward better Health, Safety and Welfare for workers in the South African Construction industry. Where is Buildsafe today? Like […]

Update COVID-19 04 May 2021

04 May 2021 — Forty (40) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3119 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to twenty-five thousand, three hundred, and fifty-one (25351). To date, twenty-three thousand, five hundred, and twenty-three (23523) patients have recovered, including one ten (10) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one […]