You should become a H&S Representative at your workplace.

We all know that some workplaces are considered “dangerous places” due to the machinery in the building. But Safety is not just about machinery. Is your office chair broken? Or perhaps your desk drawer is falling apart? This is an indication of poor maintenance of equipment at work. And it might sound stupid, but it […]

Spotfines for breaking new OHS Act

The Amendment to the OHS Act 1993 introduces administrative fines or “spotfines” to be issued by an inspector during a routine or unannounced inspection. These fines range from R25 000 to R50 000, depending on the finding. Below is a list of offenses that may invoke these fines: R25 000 fines for: Failing to report […]

The End of the Section 37(2) agreement

The Amendments to the OHS Act 1993 is soon to put an end to the written agreements between companies and their contractors. The proposed change to Section 42 of the Act deletes the proviso that compliance with the Act will be subject to an agreement between two parties on how the requirements of the Act […]

The NEW CEO in Occupational Safety

For more information on the new OHS Act, click here. The proposed amendment to the OHS Act, 1993, brings about a few changes for CEO’s of companies. The CEO is now responsible for OHS compliance and cannot claim it is not practicable. It is not negotiable. The penalty for failure to comply with this clause […]

OHS Act will no longer apply to aircraft and nuclear installations

The amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 which is to be presented to the National Assembly shortly, will no longer apply to aircraft and nuclear installations. The amendment proposes the addition of two new items in Section 1(3) of the Act to exclude aircraft as defined in Section 2 of the Civil […]

Liberia Diplomatic Community and Private Sector Influencers Join Forces with the Health Sector to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Liberia

Monrovia, 17th May 2021:  In an effort to alleviate public fears and promote the COVID-19 vaccine uptake, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the British Embassy and private sector influencers on 17th May 2021 conducted a questions and answer panel discussion on COVID-19 vaccine in Liberia. The first awareness event of its kind  featured […]

Micromobility: How Will We Know When It’s Working?

A few years ago, it seemed like the micromobility revolution had finally arrived. These shared modes—bike-sharing services, whether docked or dockless, pedaled or electric, along with e-scooter sharing—were poised to upend urban transportation by making it convenient and cheap to get around. Micromobility was positioned as a complement to transit services by addressing the “last-mile” […]