Author:sheq-management

How to build on the Moon and Mars

How to build on the Moon and Mars 18th January 2024 Researchers have taken the first steps toward finding liquid solvents that may someday help to extract critical building materials from lunar and Martian rock dust. This represents an important part of making long-term space travel possible. Using machine learning and computational modelling, Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found about half a dozen good candidates for solvents that can extract materials on the Moon and Mars that are usable […]

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For the greater good of facility management

For the greater good of facility management 20th February 2024 Facilities Management Expo 2024 will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 28 to 30 May 2024. Now, the expo has received a boost that will greatly benefit the facilities management sector. In late January, the event organisers, Specialised Exhibitions (a division of Montgomery Group), signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA), which will see the organisations working together on marketing efforts […]

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Aiding learners to take pride in their appearance

Aiding learners to take pride in their appearance 20th February 2024 Eighty learners from 16 previously disadvantaged schools in Etwatwa and Sundra (both nearly 50km east of Johannesburg) have received full school uniforms as part of EnviroServ Waste Management’s Chris Dlamini Dress a Learner programme. The programme, which began 11 years ago, fully kits out the learners – hailing from schools around EnviroServ’s Holfontein Waste Management facility – with brand new schoolwear including blazers, shirts, jerseys, trousers, socks, shoes, and […]

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Free training for the road transport sector

Free training for the road transport sector 20th February 2024 JC Auditors (JCA), a leader in international certification services, is taking a giant leap forward with a visionary initiative aimed at redefining support for its clients within the road transport sector. Recognising the extraordinary pressures confronting the industry – including surging fuel costs and operational complexities in South Africa – JCA is leading the way in assisting companies to reduce training spend whilst still building safety capabilities into the workforce. […]

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Affordable high speed asset tracking for all

Affordable high speed asset tracking for all 6th February 2024 Would you like to easily give any asset a unique, digital identity? With Brady’s 100% portable off-the-shelf Track and Trace RFID solution, you can. Say goodbye to the hassles of lost equipment and welcome the era of efficient, cost-effective, and portable asset management tools. Brady’s RFID kit consists of blank on-demand printable RFID labels, a reader, a portable printing device, and software. The multi-purpose polyester labels can be applied to […]

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Virtual reality could make all the difference

Virtual reality could make all the difference 6th February 2024 A new system that brings together real-world sensing and virtual reality (VR) would make it easier for building maintenance personnel to identify and fix issues in operational commercial buildings. One such system was developed by computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University.  The system, dubbed BRICK, consists of a handheld device equipped with a suite of sensors to monitor temperature, CO2 levels, and airflow. […]

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Cyber threats for 2024?

Cyber threats for 2024? 6th February 2024 If 2023 was marked by cybercriminals’ remarkable adaptability and relentless pursuit of new avenues to achieve their goals – be it through exploiting vulnerabilities, gaining unauthorised access, compromising sensitive information, or defrauding individuals – the year ahead is likely to be defined by similar challenges. “Business cybersecurity needs will depend on how advanced and persistent threat (APT) groups adjust their strategies in 2024. Fortunately, threat intelligence can help organisations to prioritise where to […]

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Printing safety in style

Printing safety in style 23rd November 2023 You could be colouring your way to an improved workplace with Brady’s S3700 sign and label printer. With multicolour print and shape cutting capabilities, this printer creates impactful identification that fits any application and workspace needs. “Because safety and efficiency are the pulse of any operation, you need an industrial label printer that delivers both,” stresses Christophe Nelissen, Brady Corporation’s regional manager of Middle East and Southern Africa. He adds that the S3700 […]

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Integrating workplace safety and wellness

Integrating workplace safety and wellness 23rd November 2023 Effective wellness, mental health well-being, and safety programmes can yield significant results, reduce stress, and increase productivity in the workplace. Ruth Williams, head of marketing and e-commerce at workplace health, safety, and environmental training provider Astutis, questions why so many businesses still fail to acknowledge the importance of these programmes. Despite there being a direct correlation between wellness and safety in a business setting, many organisations still perceive these two disciplines as […]

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False urgency may create a toxic environment

False urgency may create a toxic environment 29th November 2023 False urgency (a scenario in which a sense of urgency is artificially created or exaggerated) forces an immediate reactionary response. This disregard for context, credible information, and responsibility sets employees up for failure. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this situation. False urgency is usually caused by half-truths, fake news, or hearsay, and one of the biggest resultant problems is that it triggers a response from people, who might […]

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