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Sites of fatalities under scrutiny – Director General Lamati

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 Pretoria on 13 September, that those incidents which caused the […]

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South African Universities Need A Standard On Sexual Assault

Universities are traditionally synonymous with the production of knowledge for the collective good of society, but when university campuses become raping grounds or a haven for vandals, they cease to be repositories of knowledge and automatically become purgatorial institutions that are emotionally stunted. It is notable that when sin began, retribution set in; but when […]

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Another Exemption to help the SACPCMP

The South African Dept of Labour was yet again forced to issue an exemption to comply with the conditions for Construction Permits amidst a lingering threat that the SACPCMP is failing to meet its registration obligations. This happened only days before the last phase of the previous exemption were to kick in. Due to a...

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MSHA Seeks to Improve Mining Safety Equipment

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is looking to improve safety technology for mobile equipment and belt conveyors. As part of that effort, it will hold six public steakholder meetings and a webinar throughout August and September. The agency’s request for information (RFI) regarding this project was published in the Federal Register on June 26, 2018.   Mobile […]

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Optimize Safety Training by Properly Leveraging E-Learning

Ongoing employee learning and development is a necessity for most organizations, but particularly those in typically high-risk industries from manufacturing and mining to chemicals and oil & gas. For these companies, safety and compliance training can be a requisite to their ability to operate as a business. Not only must this comprehensive training take place […]

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July/August 2018 Product Innovations [Photo Gallery]

View the latest products from EHS Today’s July/August issue. EHS Today’s print edition highlights the latest personal protective equipment, software and safety products ranging from footwear to training. Our July/August issue features innovations from Haws, Ergodyne, MSA Safety, LifeDesk, Night Shift and Gateway Safety. To view product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and […]

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Five Workers Suffer Fatal Injuries After Explosion at Rig

 A Jan. 22, 2018 explosion at a Quinton, Okla. drilling rig caused fatal injuries to five workers.  OSHA has cited Patterson-UTI Drilling, Crescent Consulting LLC, and Skyline Directional Drilling LLC for exposing employees to fire and explosion hazards after five employees suffered fatal injuries. “These employers failed to properly control hazards involved in oil and […]