Safety culture needs native culture considerations

Visiting London, Paris, Beijing, Mumbai and Pune in early 2011, I again had to consider implications of local geo culture for corporate safety culture. The post Safety culture needs native culture considerations appeared first on

VeriSHEQ set to counter CV Fraud in the SHEQ Industry

With the pending CV fraud requirements in the NQF Amendment Act, VeriSHEQ is the first to focus on prevention and control with the introduction of its services to  be launched in November 2019. With the proliferation of SHEQ qualifications offered, knowing which is which and who is what has become a nearly impossible task. VeriSHEQ […]

Construction Health & Safety Files – the what, how and how much?

Whilst it is the biggest money racket in OHS, the Construction Health & Safety File is also the biggest source of disputes, frustration and delays in the Construction Sector. And while the jury is still out on the validity of these bulky stacks of chopped down trees, the prices keeps dropping as if it was […]

SmartSafe Africa launches Transport Safety Grading

In celebrating October as Transport Month, SmartSafe Africa has developed a safety grading system for Transport Operators falling under the National Road Traffic Act. The program, originally developed by a well-known corporate insurer back in the 90’s, have been revamped and changed into a grading system. Fleet operators and companies with a larger pool of […]

October is Transport Month – AARTO – new Arrive Alive coming soon

President Cyril Ramaphosa joined by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Provincial MECs of Roads, Transport, Police, Community Safety and Public Works and senior government officials, will on Saturday (5 October) officially launch the October Transport Month campaign and the revamped Arrive Alive programme, as approved by Cabinet. “In commemorating the […]

Labour Law in a Nutshell August 2019

DEFINING CHARGES: Do disciplinary charges always have to be defined like criminal charges to stick? “No” – said the Labour Appeal Court (“LAC”) in an appeal decided in August 2019[1] There’s often a similarity between misconduct charges in the workplace and charges in the criminal court. In criminal law, each crime has defined “elements”. For […]

Non-occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss

It’s hard to know when your hearing is damaged, unless you have a hearing test. About 1 out of 4 US adults who report excellent to good hearing already have hearing damage. A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that many of those with hearing damage report no workplace noise exposure. About 40 million US […]

Labour Law in a Nutshell July 2019

REFRESHER ON RESIGNATIONS: What are the practical mechanics of notice periods? Resignations have featured in several labour court judgements and CCMA awards recently. They reveal quite a lot of misconceptions about how the mechanics of resignations are supposed to work. So this is a “back to basics” refresher to remind us how to deal with […]

Repeat Accidents – Unlikely but possible

Accident investigators may have been influenced over the years to believe that “repeat accidents” exists. But the chances of an accident repeating itself, a month, year or 10 years from now, is highly unlikely. The only possible explanation for the “repeat accident theory” is the Root Cause Analysis Matrix employed to identify its “point of […]

When Conflict Strikes, Don’t Run the Other Way

A well-functioning team of employees is critical to any organization’s success. As all plant managers know, however, conflict is simply part of the job, which makes conflict resolution a critical skill for leadership. Unfortunately, conflict may not always be confronted in the healthiest of ways. Recently, I consulted on and mediated a conflict between a […]