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The top ten South African risks

The top ten South African risks

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) released its first 2015 South African Risks Report highlighting the country’s top risks that organisations need to consider. THATO TINTE shares the results of this “must-read” report.

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The A to Z of alcohol testing

The A to Z of alcohol testing

Alcohol testing in workplaces should be conducted to ensure that machine operators, drivers and workers are safe and sober to do their jobs. Angus MacArthur, general manager and co-owner of Alcohol Breathalysers, highlights some benefits and provides tips on how to ensure a speedy testing process.

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Clouding the risk

Clouding the risk

Risk, like change, is an everyday part of life and we have to engage with some perils, as reward seldom comes without risk … Luckily, there are various new ways to mitigate risk.

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Quality management: then, now and in the future

Quality management: then, now and in the future

The reach and depth of quality assurance and quality improvement have been greatly expanded, given increases in technology and the adoption of the principles of continuous quality improvement. We take a look at the evolution of quality management.

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If you only have a hammer

If you only have a hammer

It is not uncommon to hear leaders complain about their workforce’s poor performance, unwillingness to take responsibility and, in particular, their unsafe actions. Managers often wish workers would just listen, follow orders and comply to set procedures. The burning question is: how do they, as leaders, influence their team’s behaviour?

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From left: Saiosh president, Robin Jones, handing over an honorary membership certificate to Tibor Szana, chief inspector at the Department of Labour.

From the president’s desk

A very exciting letter has been received from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It requires that all registered private higher education institutions or colleges must be audited annually for occupational health and safety (OHS) compliance. What is new is that the auditor has to be registered by Saiosh, at graduate level

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