Author:sheq-management

Enhancing cybersecurity research

Enhancing cybersecurity research 9th Sep 2020 The intensity and frequency of cyberattacks have skyrocketed in recent years. But all hope isn’t lost. Kaspersky has launched a dedicated collaboration programme to help institutions become better equipped to understand the latest and most prevalent industrial cybersecurity threats. By joining the programme, educational institutions, laboratories, research departments, security operations centres and emergency response teams can improve how they conduct their research and train cybersecurity specialists using the Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity solution for free. […]

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Well-maintained work environments: making all the difference

Well-maintained work environments: making all the difference 9th Sep 2020 The working environment is one of the most crucial factors that influences the level of satisfaction as well as motivation of employees. According to FM Solutions, a subsidiary company of the AFMS Group, research studies have shown that there is a clear connection between safe, hygienic and orderly work environments and the overall happiness of employees. “The operational efficiency, safety and hygiene within organised work environments are found to have […]

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Instant vitals: at your fingertips

Instant vitals: at your fingertips 9th Sep 2020 South African company UC-Wireless has launched Instant Vitals – a smart mobile-based app that provides advanced healthcare, risk, wellness and Covid-19 screening for business staff, clients and personal users. The app screens for the main symptoms of Covid-19 and measures various vital signs – including oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiratory rate – using a mobile phone’s camera and Artificial Intelligence (AI) incorporated into the app. Several reviews, studies and reports, including […]

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Get a free mask with your safety boots

Get a free mask with your safety boots 26th Aug 2020 Face masks are one of the best weapons in the daily fight against Covid-19, which is why BBF Safety Group is donating 400 000 Nikki reusable filtered masks to the value of R4,4 million to those who need them most. Mere months ago, South Africans had no idea that personal protection equipment (PPE) would be essential to daily life. Now, the issue of which mask to use has become […]

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A place in the sun

A place in the sun 26th Aug 2020 Schauenburg Systems, an original equipment manufacturer with branches throughout South Africa, has upgraded to a solar power plant that can handle 100% of the electricity needs of its head office based in Kempton Park. This photovoltaic system consists of 355 panels on the carports around the building and is designed to produce approximately 250 MWh per year. Even in winter, during the noon-time period when the sun peaks, it can produce 100% […]

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Fluffy to the rescue!

Fluffy to the rescue! 26th Aug 2020 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa pays tribute to some four-legged dog-like robots – on World Dog Day, August 26 – which are helping Ford to save time, reduce costs, increase efficiency and to keep engineers safe. Theses 30 kg quadruped robots, with distinctly dog-like mobility, can sit, shake hands and roll over – but their main function is to perform 360-degree camera scans during a Ford manufacturing pilot programme. Fluffy, the name […]

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A sizzling snare?

A sizzling snare? 17th Aug 2020 American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey had everyone singing along to “Summertime Sadness” from her 2012 album Born to Die: The Paradise Edition. ROWAN WATT-PRINGLE takes a look at ways to overcome the occupational blues Working in the extreme African heat puts a lot of stress on a person’s cooling system, especially when workers are required to wear heavy or thick Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Coupled with the effects of physical exertion, fluid […]

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2020: Year of the black swan

2020: Year of the black swan 17th Aug 2020 Black swan events – those out-of-the-blue, large-scale occurrences that might only be rationalised with hindsight – can cause massive destruction. What distinguishes black swans from other disasters or crises is their unpredictability, substantial scale and the shock factor that accompanies them Whether it be events such as the two World Wars, the rise of the Internet or the September 11 attacks in 2001, companies need to respond swiftly and effectively. They […]

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Socially distanced OSH Training

Socially distanced OSH Training 17th Aug 2020 As the lockdown eases, more workplaces and educational centres are returning to work. GRAHAM PEARSON, chairperson of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, provides guidance on how to provide healthy, safe and socially distanced OSH training Because training centres are considered to be workplaces, training service providers must adhere to Government Gazette 43257 – Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces. The following measures are […]

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Innovation takes flight

Innovation takes flight 17th Aug 2020 The potential danger of gas is that it can be present without any indication (by sight or smell). We take a look at some of the most innovative gas-detection offerings available on the market Canaries were used in mines from the late 1800s to detect gases, such as carbon monoxide. In large quantities, “the gas is deadly to humans and canaries alike, but canaries are much more sensitive to small amounts of the gas, […]

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