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Everything you need, in one place

Everything you need, in one place 17th Jun 2021 RICHARD HEPPELL, COO and president of SHOWA Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas as well as Oceania, introduces the newly revamped ChemRest platform. Organisations collectively lose thousands of work days each year because of employee injuries. These can include chemical burns, skin irritations and exposure to harsh corrosions. At work, hands are exposed to risk every day and represent 20% of all injuries; the average cost of a hand injury […]

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MAN puts the brakes on Covid

MAN puts the brakes on Covid 28th Jul 2021 Over in Germany, MAN is now offering Covid vaccinations to family members and close relatives of employees. Some time ago, the company started vaccinating its employees, and the company doctors at the German sites of MAN Truck & Bus have already vaccinated around 3 500 staff members. Now, at its plants in Munich, Nuremberg and Salzgitter, relatives of employees and people from the same household can also be vaccinated. “We see ourselves […]

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Lessons from the Transnet cyberattack

Lessons from the Transnet cyberattack 28th Jul 2021 The recent cyberattack on Transnet has paralysed South African ports; this is how you can prevent a similar attack on your company. According to the Ponemon Institute’s global study of insider threats, almost one in four internal compromised data incidents in 2020 were caused by criminal and malicious insiders. Given the increased number of employees working remotely due to the global pandemic, business owners must stay alert to avoid potential risks. “Employee […]

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How you can sanitise your face

How you can sanitise your face 28th Jul 2021 As South Africa battles the third Covid-19 wave, new hope in reducing the risk of infection comes just in time with the launch of an innovative and proven face sanitiser. Produced by a proudly South African, Johannesburg-based, healthcare technology company, BSafe, Sanitising Facial Mist might just be the game-changer needed in our fight against pathogen infection … It is widely known that Covid-19 and other viruses are airborne and enter our […]

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Help for the homeless

Help for the homeless 14th Jul 2021 Homeless people in Cape Town will soon be able to replace lost, stolen and confiscated Identity Documents (IDs) to register for the Covid-19 vaccine. Western Cape Provincial MEC for Health, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, visited The Hope Exchange (THE), an organisation that provides essential services to the growing population of people living on the streets in Cape Town, at the beginning of July after receiving the request for lost, stolen and confiscated IDs to […]

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Making history

Making history 14th Jul 2021 At the end of a very long, very expensive five years of testing and following a rigorous application process, Biodx has finally achieved EU registration for its b bioactive disinfectant technology. “It’s been a daunting road and one where the end was only possible with the help of a dedicated team whose assistance made this dream a reality. Dr Mark Kelly, Biodx’s chief scientist – who has been with me every step of the way […]

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Prevent the third wave from going tidal

Prevent the 3rd wave from going tidal 14th Jul 2021 Confirmation that the Delta variant – the most highly transmissible form of Covid-19 identified to date – is now spreading in South Africa demands urgent action from every person to help prevent the third wave of Covid-19 from becoming a tidal wave, a South African clinical risk expert warns. “Although limited information is available on this variant, indications so far suggest that it can spread much more easily – and […]

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Saying YES to youth employment

Saying YES to youth employment 30th Jun 2021 Schauenburg Systems, a leading technology company specialising in mine safety, is changing the lives of South African youths through its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES) by offering them 12-month quality work experiences. Thirty of the 32 participants are based in the North West, with two in Gauteng, and they are all gaining critical skills and experience in the day-to-day operations of lamp rooms in the mining sector. “With 25 work-readiness […]

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OHS: working from home

OHS: working from home 30th Jun 2021 Louise Woodburn, general manager at KBC Risk Solutions, explains why employee health and safety remains the employer’s responsibility in a work-from-home environment. With many organisations now looking to adopt more flexible working hours permanently, the Work From Home (WFH) trend is here to stay. While this offers numerous benefits, there are certain considerations organisations must bear in mind, not least of which is the fact that they remain responsible for the health and […]

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Video Window: A way to battle Zoom fatigue

Video Window: A way to battle Zoom fatigue 30th Jun 2021 With the current mix of office-bound and remote-working employees, it’s no wonder that a survey done by Achievers in the UK has shown that at least a third of the workforce feels disconnected from company culture. Video Window has created software to combat this feeling of being disconnected. Stefan Mayer, managing director of Corporate AV Integration, explains: “We have too many scheduled video meetings, especially over the Covid period. […]

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