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Global partnership between Dräger and Shell renewed

Global partnership between Dräger and Shell renewed 15th Jun 2021 Once again, Dräger and Shell have signed an enterprise framework agreement for the provision of portable gas detection equipment for all of Shell’s onshore and offshore plants and installations worldwide. This confirms Dräger’s position as a “preferred supplier” for portable gas detection equipment to Shell for a further three years. For the first time, this contract also includes rental and product purchase options. Dräger can provide equipment for short-term projects […]

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41 years and counting

41 years and counting 16th Jun 2021 Evrigard is proud to celebrate 41 years of manufacturing high-quality PVC and Nitrile hand protection. This proudly South African company, based in the KwaZulu-Natal town of Hammarsdale, supplies gloves to the mining industry nationwide. “In our 41 years of manufacturing, we are proud to have produced 111 million pairs of gloves, and we will strive to produce improved quality and larger quantities in the years to come,” says Leslie Fibiger, Evrigard’s commercial director. […]

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Towards vaccinations: R1,35 billion!

Towards vaccinations: R1,35 billion! 16th Jun 2021 The Compensation Fund, Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) and The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) have together contributed R1,35 billion towards funding the vaccination costs for workers who do not have medical aid, heeding the President’s call for organisations to help finance and facilitate the roll-out of vaccines in South Africa and beyond. The three entities will also contribute towards the cost of vaccines for those receiving a pension in terms of the […]

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Mondi wins big at the PPI Awards

Mondi wins big at the PPI Awards 17th Jun 2021 Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper company, has been named the winner of the risk and safety category for the second consecutive year at this year’s Fastmarkets RISI PPI Awards. PPI stands for “pulp and paper industry” and these global awards celebrate leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments. According to Brian Darlington, group head of safety and health at Mondi, they are the only global awards dedicated to recognising […]

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How to combat slips, trips and falls

How to combat slips, trips and falls 17th Jun 2021 US retail giant Walmart gets sued 12 to 20 times a day for slip and fall accidents (with up to 5 000 claims a year). And there is big money in accident payouts (it paid US$7,5 million to a shopper who broke his hip instore). Businesses would be well advised to take preventive action by installing mats to prevent wet and slippery falls. Wet floors are the cause of many […]

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99,9999% of viruses gone!

99,9999% of viruses gone! 17th Jun 2021 Rentokil Initial is proud to announce an agreement to distribute the VIRUSKILLER™ Air Purifier range. It’s the only air purifier proven to kill 99,9999% of viruses with a single air pass, including the Coronavirus*. Why is air purification so important? Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated their websites to recognise that the Coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person […]

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A breath of fresh air?

A breath of fresh air? 17th Jun 2021 Amid the devastation caused by Covid-19, there are some positives – such as innovation. We explore some new developments within the automotive industry that are ensuring greater in-cabin air quality and purification. Increasingly stringent measures on pandemic prevention and control are extending worldwide. At the urging of various governments, the health and safety in travel has gained popularity among the global community. Players within this sphere are also doing their part to […]

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Keep in training

Keep in training 17th Jun 2021 The pandemic has caused massive disruptions across all industries. We chat to Joep Joubert, group manager of product development, training and certification at BBF SHEQ Services, about its effect on training providers and what the future holds for this sector. BBF SHEQ Services has been a player within the training industry for more than two decades, although it originally was in a different incarnation. “Advantage ACT was established in 2000 and quickly became a […]

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Shower them with safety

Shower them with safety 17th Jun 2021 Emergency safety showers and eyebaths provide immediate relief to a person splashed by hazardous chemicals, fine dust or metal shavings. In some cases, it can be the difference between life and death. Any company that has chemical or hydrocarbon products on site must have eyewash stations installed on site, says Kevin Murphy, MD of environmental, health and safety provider Spill Doctor. Citing the relevant regulations, he points out: “In the Occupational Safety and […]

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Airing the dirty laundry?

Airing the dirty laundry? 17th Jun 2021 While one might not instinctively include it among the world’s heaviest polluters, the textile and fashion industry is a key contributor to climate change, accounting for around 10% of global carbon emissions. Indeed, with pre-pandemic annual emissions of 1,2 billion tonnes, the industry is the second-largest industrial polluter behind the oil and gas industry, surpassing emissions from all international flights and maritime shipping put together. Oxford Business Group, a global research and advisory […]

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