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The 101 of ISO 45001

Every year, more than 2.78 million deaths and nearly 374 million non-fatal incidents occur globally due to occupation-related diseases or accidents. While the human cost is beyond calculation, the financial burden is enormous. The new standard developed by the International Organization of Standardization, ISO 45001, is intended to help businesses worldwide reduce this burden and […]

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100 years of making work safer and healthier

Deaths and accidents at work exact not just an economic cost but an immeasurable human price, affecting hundreds of millions of people. So, it’s not surprising that Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) has been a priority of the International Labour Organization (ILO) since its foundation. In 1919, when the ILO’s Constitution was being negotiated, OSH […]

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SA practitioners grabs up Africa Media’s latest offer

When Africa Media announced the separation of its paid and free services, subscribers in South Africa and the Middle East bought up 50% of the shares offered within 12 hours. An investment partnership of Sheqafrica Corporate Services, SHEQ Community Development and Sheqafrica Consulting (Pty)Ltd has embarked on a massive drive to fund its free publication. […]

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Internal OHS Management Compliance Auditing

EHS Training will be hosting a series of Internal OHS Management Compliance Auditing training course from April 2019. The course is designed for Compliance Officers at companies responsible for good corporate governance and will equip them with the knowledge to understand the difference between “management system requirements” and the regulatory requirements applicable from which a […]

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Sincerely Stefanie: Tired of the Same Old

America is tired. Last month, I wrote about how safety technology should be used to combat fatigue in the workplace. However, that is only one slice of the fatigue risk management process. The National Safety Council (NSC) is once again calling for employers to assess their programs, workplace environments and culture and to integrate fatigue-reducing […]

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Scaffolding – Steel or Aluminum?

I recently received a call from a rather confused OHS practitioner who asked if Aluminum climbing equipment is a scaffold or not and if the legal appointments is necessary. According to an article published by a manufacturer, these “climbing equipment” is not a scaffold. The answer is however the opposite. The Construction Regulations defines a […]

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OHS – 2019 and beyond

We previously reported on the OHS Bill and predicted it will be released for comment early this year, but it seems Government is not in too much of a hurry to get this Bill passed. The Bill, was approved for tabling in Parliament on the 7th of May 2018, but since then, nothing happened. The […]

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Stampede – Should Lack Of Synergy Between Church And Municipality Be Blamed?.

Firstly I have to made a disclaimer: I do not belong to any faith-based organisation. When a tragedy strikes, the normal human reaction is to apportion blame to someone or to some organisation. The words of Raymond Parsons are worth recalling: “Tragedies and disasters usually teach valuable lessons, though they may not always have good […]