Blog Grid

Journal

Creative Collection

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

23rd Sep 2020

Evolving needs of agri-workers

Evolving needs of agri-workers 23rd Sep 2020 Technology is no longer a “nice to have” for agricultural enterprises. From operations at farm level to...

Read more
23rd Sep 2020

A shift in strategy

A shift in strategy 23rd Sep 2020 The pandemic has eclipsed other risks that were previously high on the corporate agenda: environmental, weather and...

Read more
23rd Sep 2020

Sasol goes for a clean sweep

Sasol goes for a clean sweep 23rd Sep 2020 Sasol has become the first raw material supplier to the South African plastics industry to...

Read more
9th Sep 2020

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...

Read more
9th Sep 2020

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...

Read more
9th Sep 2020

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...

Read more
26th Aug 2020

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...

Read more
26th Aug 2020

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...

Read more
26th Aug 2020

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...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

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...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

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...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

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...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

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)....

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Get ready to rumble during lockdown

Get ready to rumble during lockdown 17th Aug 2020 It is often said that opportunity arises out of adversity. Covid-19 has been massively disruptive,...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Trained to have a head for heights

Trained to have a head for heights 17th Aug 2020 Falls from height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Your eyes, our passion

Your eyes, our passion 17th Aug 2020 No longer designed only as protection devices, Univet’s safety glasses are stylish and comfortable, encouraging more people...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Hand protection in the age of Corona

Hand protection in the age of Corona 17th Aug 2020 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suppliers have always known the importance of hand protection against...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Leading together in rough storms

Leading together in rough storms 17th Aug 2020 The world’s attention has shifted to Covid-19 and businesses are scrambling not only to stay profitable,...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Managing quality during a pandemic

Managing quality during a pandemic 17th Aug 2020 Quality management is a crucial element in any organisation. It should be approached like a dance,...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Lessons for SA from the UK – occupational diseases compensation

Lessons for SA from the UK – occupational diseases compensation 17th Aug 2020 Compensation for occupational diseases should, in general, be handled the same...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Empowering members

Empowering members 17th Aug 2020 Covid-19 infection rates have increased rapidly over recent weeks and we have to brace for worse to come. The...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

A brave new world

A brave new world 17th Aug 2020 Professor Dr Andrew Sharman, global thought leader, safety culture expert and president of the Institute of Occupational...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Lessons from a semiotic walk on the Danube Island

Lessons from a semiotic walk on the Danube Island 17th Aug 2020 A stroll on the Danube Island leads our columnist to ponder the...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Uvex aids frontline workers

Uvex aids frontline workers 17th Aug 2020 This year, Uvex Safety South Africa – a subsidiary of the Uvex Safety Group, a German family-owned...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Smooth sailing

Smooth sailing 17th Aug 2020 As chemical and related processing technology becomes more complex, the need for safe and efficient support equipment for these...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Keeping the flames at bay

Keeping the flames at bay 17th Aug 2020 Fire suppression systems for vehicles have been on the market for decades. Growth within the electric...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Cloud of suspicion?

Cloud of suspicion? 17th Aug 2020 The latest research from Netskope, a security cloud service provider, has found that 44% of security threats start...

Read more
17th Aug 2020

Take a bow, mining industry!

Take a bow, mining industry! 17th Aug 2020 The mining industry in South Africa should take a bow. Between 1993 and 2019, the industry...

Read more
12th Aug 2020

A boost for SA healthcare

A boost for SA healthcare 12th Aug 2020 As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, the need for well-maintained, fully functioning hospitals and clinics is...

Read more
12th Aug 2020

POPIA a must!

POPIA a must! 12th Aug 2020 The global Covid-19 pandemic has seen employees around the world working from home. Now it’s introduced another dynamic:...

Read more
12th Aug 2020

Keeping safe while sanitising

Keeping safe while sanitising 12th Aug 2020 Burt Rodrigues, CEO of  Biodx, and dermatologist Dr Selwyn Schwartz give their insights into hand sanitisers. “The latest research...

Read more
12th Aug 2020

Validated well-being

Validated well-being 12th Aug 2020 Best-selling author, founder of RMS global consultancy and president of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Professor...

Read more
31st Jul 2020

Our world is not your ashtray!

Our world is not your ashtray! 31st Jul 2020 Our columnist’s blood boils when he sees cigarette butts lying on the ground. He says...

Read more
31st Jul 2020

Certified clash with Covid-19

Certified clash with Covid-19 31st Jul 2020 Organisations are coming up with innovative ways to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. But not all solutions have...

Read more
31st Jul 2020

Human error debunked, while curiosity and collaboration win

Human error debunked, while curiosity and collaboration win 31st Jul 2020 The EHS Congress has catapulted itself into the centre of the health and...

Read more
31st Jul 2020

Below zero

Below zero 31st Jul 2020 Oymyakon, Russia, is reportedly the coldest inhabited place on Earth. During November the average temperature is a shivering -39°C....

Read more
31st Jul 2020

How much more?

How much more? 31st Jul 2020 Load shedding is zapping billions from the economy in lost productivity and production, as well as damaged equipment....

Read more
31st Jul 2020

Cyberattacks pose a serious threat to SA business

Cyberattacks pose a serious threat to SA business 31st Jul 2020 Imagine being held to ransom for your business records and data by criminals...

Read more
31st Jul 2020

Beliefs drive behaviour

Beliefs drive behaviour 31st Jul 2020 Kyle Bloch highlights how our beliefs and assumptions influence our actions, especially during emergency situations, and provides pointers...

Read more
3rd Jul 2020

Local is still lekker

The “local is lekker” slogan has been around for some time. The current pandemic-induced predicament has, however, made it even more crucial for South...

Read more
3rd Jul 2020

Building bridges

How important are health and safety officers at construction sites? Johan Heyneke, health and safety consultant at Riscon Consultants, explores the issue Contractor management...

Read more
3rd Jul 2020

Accident prevention – are we slipping up?

Sadly, and despite the ongoing hype around preventing accidents in the workplace, incidents continue to rise around the world. What’s the position in South...

Read more
3rd Jul 2020

Human error debunked, while curiosity and collaboration win

The EHS Congress has catapulted itself into the centre of the health and safety (H&S) community by providing an unparalleled range of high-quality presentations,...

Read more
3rd Jul 2020

Aiding and empowering women

So far 2020 has seen a lot. Bushfires in Australia, floods in Indonesia, riots in Delhi and – perhaps the most devastating of them...

Read more
3rd Jul 2020

COIDA for occupationally acquired Covid-19

Herman Enoch, marketing and communications manager at the Federated Employers Mutual (FEM) Assurance Company, outlines the claims procedure in cases of occupationally acquired Covid-19...

Read more
3rd Jul 2020

Can we return to the workplace, safely?

We’ve entered a period of phased lifting of lockdown. But will South Africa see a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases? We look...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

First aid training in focus amid covid-19

Now that most companies have returned to work, “back to work safety” has become the name of the game. LIANA SHAW showcases some of...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

The essential trio

There is a problem-solving principle that exists within the philosophical field known as Occam’s Razor. In layman’s terms, it advises that the simplest explanation...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

Risk communication: For better or worse

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that there is no better time to communicate than during a time of crisis, and the uncertainty...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

Volenti non fit injuria

There was a time employees who were injured at work were unsuccessful if they attempted to obtain compensation by suing their employers. Dr Albert...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

Saiosh response to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting various challenges, as well as opportunities, for health and safety professionals, who are used to dealing with risk as...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

Safety-critical software targeting Covid-19

Gas and flame equipment specialist Trigas Agencies is helping in the fight against Covid-19: it’s distributing an exciting offering from Blackline Safety – a...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

Saiosh lends a helping hand

The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), the recognised professional body for occupational health and safety in South Africa, and its...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

Keeping Covid-19 in check

Condition monitoring specialist WearCheck has created its HealthCheck disinfectant “d-tunnel” – which can be situated at the entrance to work-sites or public spaces, spraying...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

On to the new normal?

The Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA) Covid-19 Think Tank, sponsored by LexisNexis South Africa, brought together experts from various risk backgrounds...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

Ford ups its quality with paint defect detection

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has invested extensively in cutting-edge production and quality systems that ensure its vehicles meet the most stringent...

Read more
2nd Jul 2020

More good news!

In our last issue, I wrote about the good news associated with Covid-19 (yes, I am an optimist). Now, I bring you more good...

Read more
1st Jul 2020

Taking gold twice

Continental’s Urban Taraxagum bicycle tyre, made from dandelion rubber, has won the prestigious Red Dot Design award, and was recently awarded the E-Bike Design...

Read more
1st Jul 2020

National standards during Covid-19

The need for national standards has been highlighted since the outbreak of Covid-19, as disruption of global supply chains has impacted the acquisition of...

Read more
1st Jul 2020

Are all hand sanitisers equal?

Biodx’s CEO, BURT RODRIGUES, highlights what you should look out for when shopping for hand sanitisers to ensure that you are fully protected. Right...

Read more
16th Jun 2020

Prepared for the future?

In Aon South Africa’s latest whitepaper, Zamani Ngidi – cyber solutions client manager – unpacks the global trends pertaining to data privacy and cyber...

Read more
16th Jun 2020

Living the dream while combating Covid-19

Biodx’s process engineer, Phola Kula, talks about the science of her dream job and how it is contributing to the fight against the pandemic....

Read more
16th Jun 2020

A greener future. With heightened risk

Around the globe, the take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) is expected to accelerate rapidly into the future – driven by consumer demand and government...

Read more
3rd Jun 2020

Reusable cloth masks: how to sanitise them

With the progressive easing of the lockdown, and with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), reusable cloth masks are set to play a...

Read more
3rd Jun 2020

Fast and efficient maintenance

Speed up maintenance in a safe and efficient way to maximise critical production capacity. Brady offers a wide range of identification and safety tools...

Read more
3rd Jun 2020

On hand for business recommencement

Testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas has developed a suite of solutions to support companies of all sizes as they get the...

Read more
20th May 2020

Keeping on top of quality

The complexity and technology involved in a modern vehicle assembly plant is simply breathtaking. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton Assembly Plant...

Read more
20th May 2020

New OSH offering

Afroteq Advisory, a subsidiary of the AFMS Group and one of South Africa’s leading providers of integrated facilities-management and professional services in the built...

Read more
20th May 2020

Reducing risks from Covid-19 commotion

The Covid-19 pandemic has created immense risks to organisations, both in the public and private sectors. Isabel Papadakis, head of SAP Africa’s industry value...

Read more
11th May 2020

Unmasking local innovation

With the world on lockdown, local businesses are innovating to ensure essential products are still available. We celebrate these unsung heroes The Covid-19 global...

Read more
6th May 2020

Asymptomatic carriers – a threat to the elderly

As our understanding of Covid-19 develops, it has become clear that asymptomatic carriers could be the biggest threat when it comes to containing the...

Read more
6th May 2020

Sign on the (electronic) line

In a locked-down economy, the value of innovative technology has come to the fore as remote workforces try to ensure that business continues as...

Read more
6th May 2020

Stay safe with smart fever-screening solutions

Datacentrix, a secure information and communications technology solutions provider, has launched new thermal-measurement methods for the simultaneous measurement of many individuals’ temperatures. “The gradual relaxation...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

These boots are made for working

Injuries in the workplace are a sobering reality, impacting negatively on both employees and employers. In this issue, LIANA SHAW looks at the importance...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Below zero

Oymyakon, Russia, is reportedly the coldest inhabited place on Earth. During November the average temperature is a shivering -39°C. We grab our mittens and...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Don’t chop off your legs to fit the bed!

Employees are working longer and harder as organisations have to make do with fewer people (thanks to a harsher economic climate). Sarah Bannatyne, a...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Seeing the forest for the trees (and relics)

JACO DE KLERK discovers that interesting initiatives are plentiful in our planet’s forestry sector, from nature-based solutions for global warming to the preservation of...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Wising up to food

While it’s most important for employers to provide employees with safe and healthy workplaces, it’s also important to encourage healthy lifestyles – starting with...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Twin double-digit birthdays in 2020

The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) and Africa’s foremost occupational health and safety (OHS) trade show – A-OSH Expo –...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Gloves on or off?

The global Covid-19 pandemic has really put hand hygiene in the spotlight. Which, as a hygiene services provider, is where Initial Hygiene – part...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Covid-19: An ally for hackers?

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has triggered the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment as countries are locking down and millions of people have been asked to...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

What can South Africa Learn from UK Developments?

The workplace is a complex environment in more ways than most people might think. Various factors operate synergistically or in isolation to produce undesirable...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

The rise of Saiosh

The year 2020 is special for Saiosh, an organisation established by dedicated industry professionals in 2010. A decade later, with more than 15 000...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Do we listen with intent?

A chance encounter with an Australian led our columnist to ponder the importance of listening with intent – and not just hearing. He writes...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Hyundai switches to solar

To reduce its carbon footprint and battle the effects of load shedding, Hyundai Automotive South Africa has installed a solar energy system at its...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Sisi launches new lifestyle magazine for women

Women’s personal protection equipment manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear has launched a quarterly lifestyle magazine specifically targeted at women who work in heavy industries, such...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Electrifying mobility

Volkswagen Group South Africa has launched an e-Golf pilot project, which will see six fully electric vehicles being tested by motoring and lifestyle media,...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Third-rate road safety in developing countries

Each year, an estimated 1,35 million people lose their lives in traffic accidents. It’s no wonder that Volvo Cars called on United Nations delegates...

Read more
24th Apr 2020

Covid-19: not just bad news

Covid-19 has been utterly horrific for humankind and the economy (both here in South Africa and globally too). But it’s not ALL bad …...

Read more
22nd Apr 2020

Financial relief during Covid-19

Tax Consulting SA’s reward specialist, Janine O’Riley, reward specialist at Remuneration Consultants and Tanya Tosen, Tax and remuneration specialist at Tax Consulting SA, share...

Read more
21st Apr 2020

How to wear your homemade mask

Health NGO Right to Care, which is supporting the Department of Health with its coronavirus response, is calling on all South Africans to wear...

Read more
21st Apr 2020

Food for thought

While strolling through the natural forests surrounding Vienna, SHEQ MANAGEMENT columnist Brian Darlington reflected on the orthodox approach to health and safety, while realising...

Read more
7th Apr 2020

Leading all along the greener path

Cargo Carriers, a leading South African road transport logistics specialist, is continuing its efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its extensive road-transport operations....

Read more
7th Apr 2020

50 000 ventilators from Ford

Ford Motor Company and GE Healthcare have joined forces to produce 50 000 ventilators in Michigan. A further 30 000 of these vitally needed...

Read more
7th Apr 2020

Free facility signs to help stop Covid-19

Safety and identification specialist Brady Corporation is offering free-to-download signs to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. To maximise global recognition, all...

Read more
24th Mar 2020

Precautions to protect stakeholders during COVID-19 pandemic

Specialist transport solutions provider Cargo Carriers is implementing some precautions to protect its employees and customers alike during the COVID-19 pandemic For its employees,...

Read more
24th Mar 2020

Are you covered?

In the current economic climate, no-one can afford an extended and unplanned period of downtime. Are you sure that your insurance covers everything it...

Read more
24th Mar 2020

Where will the money really go?

The plastic bag levy will increase from 12c to 25c at the beginning of next month. Industry leaders are, however, wondering who will really...

Read more
11th Mar 2020

What makes for extraordinary impact gloves?

In an age of abundant information, Stephen Burrow – general manager at Knight Safety Gear – felt it was timely to shine some light...

Read more
11th Mar 2020

A killer cocktail?

Drivers whose judgement has been impaired pose a risk not only to themselves but to all road users. With the legalisation of marijuana for...

Read more
11th Mar 2020

Make health and safety work with Safety Simplified

The independent National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) – a leading global provider of health and safety qualifications based in the...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Zimbabwe: bearing the brunt of climate change

Against the backdrop of disagreement on climate change action, which followed the United Nations (UN) COP 25 conference held in Madrid, Spain, in December...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Looking ahead to 2020 Vision

Three shows under one roof – that was the positive experience of over 10 000 visitors to Gallagher Convention Centre in May last year....

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Plastics association reacts to South Africa’s water woes

South Africa’s deepening water crisis appears to be firmly on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s mind. Recently, in an open letter published in the media, he...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Selling safety

Can ideas that work well in the world of sales be applied to improving health and safety performance in the workplace? ANDREW SHARMAN and...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Outlining Saiosh’s Code of Conduct

Professionals often face ethical dilemmas while carrying out their duties. Saiosh is governed by a constitution, a code of conduct and by disciplinary procedures...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Workmen’s compensation and volunteers

Are volunteer emergency responders – such as a firefighters – entitled to claim compensation if they are injured on duty? ALBERT MUSHAI and ROBERT...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Benefits of consultancy services outweigh risks

The ISO 20700 Guidelines for Management Consultancy Services offer a wealth of information for delivery of management consultancy services. Here are some insights  Despite...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

A+A: biggest and best ever!

The 2019 rendition of the A+A was the year’s biggest health and safety event. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports that it was also the best The...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Chemical PPE checklist

Industries working with hazardous chemicals need to be particularly careful when acquiring personal protective equipment. Fortunately, there are head-to-toe solutions to assist While it...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Solutions to prevent slips

Although a common cause of workplace injuries, slips, trips and falls are often very easily managed by implementing some simple preventative measures. MARISKA MORRIS...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Waste an unexpected hero of global warming

As the world scrambles to fight the effects of global warming and reduce carbon emissions, plastic waste can prove a valuable ally in more...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Global unity under threat at UN Climate Change Conference

Differing views hold sway as negotiators fail to reach consensus on measures to reduce global warming The latest annual United Nations (UN) Climate Change...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Managing substance abuse in the workplace

OHS professionals have an important role to play in providing remedies in the workplace for substance abusers Though an employee’s personal life usually doesn’t...

Read more
26th Feb 2020

Most essential bath ever taken

While prevention is always the best approach, companies should be equipped to reduce harm once an accident occurs. MARISKA MORRIS takes a look at...

Read more
25th Feb 2020

New partnership, great heights

Cority will deliver the only IOSH-certified behavioural safety leadership programme worldwide through an exclusive partnership with Andrew Sharman and RMS On February 10, it...

Read more
25th Feb 2020

An A for Nestlé

Nestlé is recognised for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy “Nestlé is pleased to be on the Carbon...

Read more
25th Feb 2020

Lend an ear

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression and anxiety cost the global economy one trillion United States dollars (more than R15 trillion) per...

Read more
17th Feb 2020

The unsafe “in-group” on our roads

The more people break the rules of the road, the more tolerant others become of at-risk behaviour, and in time they, too, start to...

Read more
12th Feb 2020

Application case: Colour-coded maintenance safety in the food industry with Lockout/Tagout

In order to service machinery safely at a large food processing facility, all machine energy sources need to be secured and de-energised Clear visual...

Read more
11th Feb 2020

New year, more challenges

Gary Jack, president of Chubb Insurance South Africa, believes that some of 2019’s key insurance-market challenges are likely to be repeated this year “The...

Read more
11th Feb 2020

Introducing the SHEQMAG Awards!

The International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency, estimates that approximately 2,3-million people succumb to work-related accidents or diseases globally every year That...

Read more
3rd Feb 2020

Saiosh Health & Safety Conference 2020: just around the corner!

The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) will be hosting its 10th Annual International Health and Safety Conference alongside the A-OSH...

Read more
29th Jan 2020

Plant-based sausages make their debut

Global food giant Nestlé is set to launch a number of plant-based sausages in Europe and the United States, claiming that the foodstuffs look,...

Read more
29th Jan 2020

Toyota ramping up local environmental programmes

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is ramping up its local environmental initiatives, implementing a strategy that involves all of its 219 Toyota and Lexus...

Read more
29th Jan 2020

Application case: Multi-site Lockout/Tagout at a large beverage company

The variety of machinery and pipes in need of regular maintenance requires beverage companies to have several specialised teams of employees and contractors, who...

Read more
29th Jan 2020

‘More transparency needed on global deforestation’

In a recently released report, CDP – a respected international non-profit organisation, which runs a global environmental disclosure system – estimates that about five-million...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

At the heart of the matter

BLAKE GRACE, director of Ventria, a company that delivers an all-in-one managed automated external defibrillator (AED) solution, discusses sudden cardiac arrest and the importance...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

Swift response to emergencies

With the correct first-aid training and equipment, employers can swiftly respond to medical emergencies and potentially save or minimise harm to an injured or...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

Fire and emergency ready

No matter the industry, every workplace should be prepared for a fire or other emergencies by having trained employees, frequent drills and the correct...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

Safety reports a click away

Although an important part of the job, administrative duties can be a time-consuming exercise for safety officers. With the correct software, record-keeping can be...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

ISO addresses mental health

Mental health conditions are posing a new threat to workplace health and safety. ISO 45003 is aimed at guiding businesses on how to improve mental...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

A healthier workforce improves productivity

Absenteeism has a detrimental impact on workplace productivity and morale. Key to addressing this is ensuring employees are healthy According to the financial service...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

Avoiding flying fists

An often-overlooked aspect of occupational health and safety (OHS) is preventing violence in the workplace – whether from an external threat, or interpersonal violence...

Read more
20th Jan 2020

Cleanest air around

Rather than risking their reputations, pharmaceutical manufacturers are encouraged to invest in oil-free compressors that can achieve Class 0 contaminant-free compressed air Compressed air...

Read more
16th Jan 2020

Preparing for hotter summers

As global temperatures rise, farm workers are at greater risk of suffering heat stress or heatstroke, which can be deadly. With new technology and...

Read more
16th Jan 2020

Addressing snake bites

Although medevac might at times be necessary, Remote Medical International cautions against making it the first response to snake bites, as valuable time is...

Read more
16th Jan 2020

When something smells gassy

Whether it is toxic or flammable, a gas leak can be devasting. Fortunately, the right gas-detection technology can minimise harm to employees and the...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Rope access reduces downtime for petrochemical producer

In a first for rope-access specialist Skyriders, ultra-high-pressure blasting was used to systematically remove a layer of cementitious fireproofing and insulating material from a...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Nespresso seeks to revive Mozambique’s coffee industry

Swiss company aims to promote sustainable farming practices and agroforestry, while improving farmers’ livelihoods through capacity and skills building As part of its Reviving...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Volkswagen produces world-class quality

A recent audit of various quality management systems in place at Volkswagen Group South Africa has reaffirmed the organisation’s position as a world-class manufacturer...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Injury compensation: SA versus UK

To better understand the challenges of providing compensation to injured employees, Albert Mushai and Robert Vivian compare a compensation court case in the United...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Beware of bogus safety bodies

A legitimate professional body can assist its members in advancing their careers while protecting the public from misconduct. Saiosh CEO NEELS NORTJE provides some...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Robotics assist in fighting MSDs

Manufacturing often requires employees to do repetitive work for a long period of time, which can result in injury. Fortunately, there are numerous technological...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Greener future for transport

As global temperatures continue to rise, there is mounting pressure on the transport industry to be more environmentally friendly Worldwide, the effects of global...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Free screening highlights driver wellness

To celebrate transport month in October 2019, Engen once again launched its driver wellness campaign aimed at supporting the health of long-distance truck drivers...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Safe trucking starts behind the wheel

To improve vehicle performance and the safety of truck drivers and other road users, transport operators can invest in advanced or defensive driver training...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Volkswagen produces world-class quality

The successful audit of the various quality-management systems in place at Volkswagen Group South Africa has reaffirmed the organisation’s position as a world-class manufacturer...

Read more
15th Jan 2020

Rotting food deadly to the environment

While decomposing food in a landfill is deadly to the environment, it has tremendous potential in composting bins; however, this requires diverting discarded food...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

Germ-free grub

With thousands of deaths worldwide caused by food contamination, food manufacturers and distributors need to take particular care in ensuring contaminant-free work environments Food...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

Feet firmly planted

The food and beverage manufacturing industry needs to ensure the safety of its employees while meeting strict health requirements, but anti-slip, anti-fatigue and anti-bacterial...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

Dangers of zero-tolerance to cannabis

As cannabidiol (CBD) products become more freely available, companies need to prepare for how this might impact on zero-tolerance drug policies and cannabis testing...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

A pat on the back

Praise from a manager can encourage safe behaviour in the workplace. BRETT SOLOMON takes a look at the science that backs this up An...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

Safer sites with effective training

Employees in the construction industry often work with specialised equipment in dangerous environments that require very strict safety procedures. Micro-learning and virtual reality help...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

Building greener

Whether it is sourcing alternative materials, reducing waste or innovating where homes are built, the construction industry will determine the greener cities of the...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

More than just pins and needles

An often overlooked health and safety hazard for construction workers is the damage caused by extended exposure to vibrations from, for example, the use...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

A decade of award – winning safety

SGB-Cape snatched up a total of 17 awards for its impeccable safety standards at the 2019 NOSCAR Awards. MARISKA MORRIS gains some expert insights...

Read more
14th Jan 2020

AI to prevent bridge collapses

Five people were injured in 2017 when a bridge collapsed onto a Johannesburg highway. Fortunately, one company is preventing bridges from collapsing with the...

Read more
13th Jan 2020

Lifelong learning essential to improved safety

With an ever-changing industry and the introduction of new technologies, it is important for occupation health and safety (OHS) officers, especially in the mining...

Read more
13th Jan 2020

Ensuring responsible artisanal mining

A partnership between a blockchain company and technology start-up has seen the birth of a platform that will improve the transparency and traceability of...

Read more
13th Jan 2020

Healthy miners uplift communities

A proactive approach to health and well-being among miners can assist in preventing injury or illness, which allows mining companies to uplift communities The...

Read more
13th Jan 2020

Smarter approach to safety

With the overwhelming number of health and safety requirements facing the mining industry, two companies have found a smarter approach to managing safety processes...

Read more
13th Jan 2020

It’s how we behave

Behaviour is increasingly viewed as a solution to safety. Andrew Sharman reviews 500 years of science to explore the development of behaviour-based safety and...

Read more
13th Jan 2020

Health and safety in the 4IR

Even with an ever-changing work environment and the introduction of new technologies, there will be a need for health and safety officers. Saiosh president...

Read more
13th Jan 2020

Becoming a jack of all trades

Creeping into discussions at many health and safety conferences is the concept of lifelong learning. Although not new, this idea is centred around continuously...

Read more
4th Dec 2019

Enable safer machine interventions

Reduce accidents at work during machine interventions with Lockout/Tagout from Brady. Discover our complete Lockout/Tagout solution! Everywhere you want to go with your Lockout/Tagout...

Read more
4th Dec 2019

Bentley puts down new roots

Tree-planting project acknowledges the role trees play in tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity As Bentley Motors approaches the end of its centenary year,...

Read more
4th Dec 2019

Zero-emission refrigerated quadracycle makes its debut

Environmentally focused eCargo bike is purpose designed to carry chilled or frozen foods United Kingdom (UK)-based Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) has launched what...

Read more
4th Dec 2019

Getting the better of forklift incidents

Given the regularity of forklift injuries and fatalities recorded every year across the industry, forklift safety awareness plays a significant role in reducing accidents...

Read more
4th Dec 2019

KitKat finds a substitute for sugar

Cacao pulp – which, until now, has been largely regarded as a waste product – has been successfully used as a substitute for sugar...

Read more
20th Nov 2019

Industrial cleaning is about more than ticking boxes

A rigorous cleaning schedule that’s designed to prevent the build-up of grit, grime and dirt is one of the most significant keys to ensuring...

Read more
20th Nov 2019

Palm oil industry turns to radar to detect deforestation

Preliminary results indicate that a new, radar-based monitoring system offers benefits related to the early detection of deforestation A coalition of 10 of the...

Read more
20th Nov 2019

Volvo chooses blockchain for cobalt traceability

Committed to an ethical supply chain for its raw materials, vehicle manufacturer Volvo turns to blockchain to ensure full traceability of cobalt used in...

Read more
20th Nov 2019

Taking a stand against plastic

Forging partnerships to alleviate plastic pollution and to drive an inclusive circular economy is at the core of consumer goods giant Unilever’s strategy to...

Read more
6th Nov 2019

Interroll moves into Iceland

Establishing a permanent office in Reykjavik strengthens the company’s activities in the fish-processing sector Material handling specialist Interroll has acquired significant parts of the...

Read more
6th Nov 2019

Cargo Carriers shines at 2019 Logistics Achiever Awards

The company has won prestigious awards for professionalism and excellence in logistics and supply chain management principles At this year’s Logistics Achiever Awards (LAA),...

Read more
6th Nov 2019

New Age terrorists a top threat – Chubb

Recently released survey identifies main challenges for risk managers  According to Chubb’s recently released 2019 Multinational Risk Survey Report, Africa’s risk-management community has identified...

Read more
6th Nov 2019

Why minor accidents don’t predict major calamites

Safety Differently sees people as a resource to harness, rather than as a problem to control Studies show that over the last two decades,...

Read more
6th Nov 2019

NOSA to acquire Deltamune’s laboratory business

Deal will create South Africa’s largest food, agriculture and occupational health laboratory group NOSA Group, a leading global occupational health and safety (OHS) risk-management...

Read more
23rd Oct 2019

Prevent accidents with Brady!

Discover how Brady implements full Lockout/Tagout solutions in line with worldwide best practices Reduce accidents at work with Lockout/Tagout. Brady offers a complete solution...

Read more
23rd Oct 2019

Promoting safety and health at work

A+A 2019, the world’s foremost health and safety exhibition for workplace-related insights, is scheduled to open in Düsseldorf, Germany, on November 5 The working...

Read more
23rd Oct 2019

Celebrating logistics and supply chain excellence this Transport Month

Cargo Carriers joins South Africa in shifting the economy into a higher gear Cargo Carriers remains the first point of contact for state-of-the-art supply...

Read more
23rd Oct 2019

Reinventing the dialysis process

Researchers in Germany are optimistic that a cryo-purification method of cleansing dialysate – the purified water used in dialysis – will pave the way...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Championing refrigerant recovery and reclamation

Speciality chemicals supplier A-Gas South Africa claims to be taking the lead in preventing the venting of refrigerants into the atmosphere, which not only...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Fibre composite breakthrough

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute claims a material milestone in the development of bio-based fibre composites Thanks to their wide range of possible applications, traditional fibre...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Is our approach to safety crazy or committed?

Are we approaching safety with a “get out of jail free card” or are we doing safety for all the right reasons? As members...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Don’t tell me what to do

Like sports coaches, wise managers empower their employees to make necessary decisions within their roles and responsibilities – and the rules of the game...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

The illegality principle and claims for damages

Albert Mushai and Robert Vivian argue that without a specific clause in an insurance contract that excludes liability of the insurer for claims under...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Why are social-risk discussions so hard?

The risk landscape is ever changing and there will never be a dull moment for risk practitioners Many organisations are striving to uplift the...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Preventing violence in the workplace

South Africa’s Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) – a division within the Department of Employment and Labour – has endorsed the International Labour Organisation’s...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

I’d like to teach the world…

How can we implement more effective learning and continuing professional development (CPD) strategies to develop better leaders, or a more effective and reliable workforce?...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Maintaining professional competence

Neels Nortjé, chief executive officer of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), explains why it is important to pursue continuing...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Pursuing a higher purpose

The first black African female actuary Ndivhuwo Manyonga finds herself pursuing a higher purpose as CEO of FEM. She shares some insights into her...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Understanding OHS and your legal liability

“Do we want to see company executives going to jail in the aftermath of a workplace disaster in which lives are lost?” This question...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Health and safety in space

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, setting health and safety standards for space-flight risks remains a challenge...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

New NOSA service offering enhances businesses

To keep up with international business trends, Nosa is embarking on a digitisation journey to become a business enhancer, starting with the acquisition of...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

SA tightens landfill laws

Waste management companies are urged to get to grips with legislation that outlaws the disposal of liquid waste at landfills Experts agree: landfills the...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Drug-a-lysers to curb cannabis use

With the decriminalisation of cannabis in South Africa, traditional drug policies and testing for marijuana are insufficient. MARISKA MORRIS investigates how companies can effectively...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Gaining expert insights at Noshcon

From the benefits of micro-learning to preventing workplace violence, the annual Noshcon Conference once again provided occupational health and safety (OHS) officers with invaluable...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Health and safety: core values in world’s largest chocolate factory

Deemed a super food by scientists, courtesy of its anti-oxidant properties, chocolate tops the list of best-loved “treats”. LIANA SHAW explores the world’s largest...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Risk management in supply-chain

The landscape for managing risk has changed. Following the 2008 financial crisis, people no longer have the same amount of trust in companies Being...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Indoor air quality: a “creeping blight”

Startling – and disquieting – revelations about the condition of the air that we breathe were made by Julie Riggs at the 2019 Saiosh...

Read more
18th Oct 2019

Addressing noise in the workplace

Whether it is constant chatter in the office, or loud drilling on a construction site, noise pollution can result in an unproductive workplace. MARISKA...

Read more
14th Oct 2019

Hyundai develops wearable exoskeleton

Hyundai has developed a Vest EXoskeleton (VEX) – a wearable robot created to assist industrial workers who spend long hours working in overhead environments....

Read more
9th Oct 2019

SHOWA expands biodegradable glove range

Revolutionary Eco Best Technology offers a solution that makes a positive difference to the health of the environment SHOWA has taken the next step...

Read more
9th Oct 2019

Robots in the spotlight

Nissan claims a technological breakthrough in the art of dual-sided, dieless forming Nissan has developed a new way to use robots to make car...

Read more
9th Oct 2019

A window on Lusaka’s hotel industry

Precision rigging and high-rise skills are put to the test in a glass-replacement operation  Once the tower cranes have been dismantled and the scaffolding...

Read more
9th Oct 2019

Uzuko Carriers and fuel giant drive public safety

Safety comes first for last-mile fuel distribution specialist Uzuko Carriers – a joint venture between Cargo Carriers and Caltex Eastern Cape Marketers – master...

Read more
27th Sep 2019

FREE to attend CPD OHS Workshop

The next round of Saiosh OHS CPD Workshops has been secured. All current paid-up Saiosh members attend for free and CPD points are earned...

Read more
25th Sep 2019

Brady introduces SafeKey Lockout Padlocks

Achieve the highest lockout/tagout safety and security with highly innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks Brady Corporation offers new, innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks to achieve the...

Read more
25th Sep 2019

Sasol Solar Challenge gears up for 2020 race

South Africa’s premier long-distance road race for solar powered vehicles includes secret routes, shorter loops and new towns – and promises more excitement for...

Read more
25th Sep 2019

A safe pair of hands

Engineers at Jaguar Land Rover have designed a unique 3D-printed glove aimed at preventing musculoskeletal disorders Engineers from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are working...

Read more
25th Sep 2019

Software to make OHS simpler

Software can make all the difference when attempting to implement more effective and efficient occupational health and safety (OHS) processes More companies are investing...

Read more
11th Sep 2019

Data breaches could be crippling

Globally, the first six months of 2019 saw more than 3 800 publicly disclosed company data breaches that resulted in the exposure of 4,1-billion...

Read more
11th Sep 2019

Protecting human health

Sophisticated technology heralds an era of predictive, proactive healthcare Through enhanced integration and artificial intelligence, health and financial services, human capital and rewards can...

Read more
11th Sep 2019

At the cutting edge

South Africa’s forestry sector makes chainsaw training safer with virtual reality In a world first, trainee chainsaw operators will soon be able to use...

Read more
28th Aug 2019

Perfecting the art of putting!

Inspired by a driver-assistance system it has developed for its vehicles, Nissan has created a golf ball that provides the perfect putt – every...

Read more
28th Aug 2019

Timeous maintenance saves lives

The Brady Inspection Timer – a new LED tag that counts down to maintenance The innovative Brady Inspection Timer can help to save lives...

Read more
28th Aug 2019

Humans throw a spanner into cybersecurity’s works

More than half of cybersecurity breaches involving industrial computer networks happen because of employee errors, a recent survey has found Despite automation, the human...

Read more
28th Aug 2019

Genetic sequencing: A new way of curbing malaria?

In an effort to curb the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, field trials using a specially developed mobile genetic sequencing kit have been...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

The changing face of OHS

Moves by the Department of Employment and Labour to employ an additional 500 occupational health and safety (OHS) inspectors are likely to have far-reaching...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Safetember all about heights

The annual Safetember campaign returns with a focus on preventing falls from heights – the second most-common cause of fatal accidents in the construction...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Risk averse or dangerously ambivalent?

A survey conducted by DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) – the 2018 Global Operations Risk Survey of Corporate Leaders – has revealed startling findings. Based...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Drone to the rescue

When a leak in a boiler at a coal-fired power station in Limpopo recently threatened electricity supply, a drone was deployed to carry out...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

The future of work: shaping a human-centred workplace

“The focus of occupational health and safety (OHS) should be on insights, not incidents.” This was among the observations made at the 2019 Saiosh...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Engagement is key to success

When working towards an improved safety culture within an organisation, engagement is essential In my previous column, I spoke about developing a good safety...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

How to make training work for you

Professor Andrew Sharman and Darren Sutton tackle the challenges of making health and safety training stick, by exploring a range of techniques for management...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Mayday, mayday: we are having a mental meltdown

Do you sometimes battle to understand human behaviour in a stressful situation? Understanding how the brain works will help Without warning, smoke gushes into...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Key questions for monitoring and review of risk/opportunities

One of the most frequently asked questions is: how often should risks and opportunities be reviewed and monitored? The answer helps us establish whether...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Is workmen’s compensation a social welfare phenomenon?

Dr Albert Mushai and Professor Robert W Vivian argue that workmen’s compensation probably has little to do with social welfare Workmen’s compensation is usually...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Wanted: Health and safety for emerging contractors

Small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) play a vital role in developing economies because they absorb a significant part of the unemployed labour force, but...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Stealing the sands of time

Sand builds the world around us – but it is running out. Worse, much of it is being mined illegally, not only in South...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Reaching safety’s tipping point?

Having spent a month in Canada, where he attended three conferences addressed by experts in health and safety, Mathew Goncalves has come to believe...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Slip and fall prevention – need to know

Slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of accidents in the workplace and could lead to serious injury, or even death....

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Insurance risks and cyber crime

South Africa’s legal professionals have become major targets in cyberattacks that have seen billions of rand lost  to criminals each year Hack attacks, ransom...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

What Chernobyl taught the world

Occupational health and safety officers can learn a lot about safety from the newly released HBO mini-series on the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Selecting PPE the right way

As every occupational health and safety officer knows, it is not just about providing personal protective equipment (PPE). Businesses need to invest in the...

Read more
21st Aug 2019

Join the directional revolution

Once in a while you come across an idea so simple it can revolutionise a country. Claw Boots, with its COME n GO concept,...

Read more
14th Aug 2019

Improving safety on the road

Powerful camera system aimed at improving safety for drivers, passengers and other road users Opel-Vauxhall has announced a new Surround Rear Vision camera system...

Read more
14th Aug 2019

The changing face of OHS

Moves by the Department of Employment and Labour to employ an additional 500 occupational health and safety (OHS) inspectors is likely to have far-reaching...

Read more
14th Aug 2019

Women in leadership roles

Bureau Veritas Southern Africa inspires with a powerful team of women leaders, projecting gravitas in celebration of Women’s Day Bureau Veritas Southern Africa, a...

Read more
1st Aug 2019

Managing safety risks on the road

How Cargo Carriers’ skilled and experienced team upholds the highest standards to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of dangerous goods In certain concentrations,...

Read more
31st Jul 2019

Transport system shines at Africa Cup

How did Egypt cope in safely and efficiently transporting the influx of fans to recent Africa Cup of Nations football matches in cities across...

Read more
31st Jul 2019

SABS raises portable toilet concerns

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has offered to work with municipalities to design a set of specific requirements for the efficient functioning...

Read more
31st Jul 2019

Safety first in vehicle insulation

To meet stringent quality, acoustic, safety and environmental requirements demanded by motor manufacturers, insulating materials used in vehicles need to meet the highest standards...

Read more
31st Jul 2019

Cyberattack blackout: A warning to cities

A security expert says that while no businesses are safe from cyber hackers, cities appear to have become preferred targets for ransomware criminals A...

Read more
16th Jul 2019

NOSA joins forces with Stellenbosch University

NOSA has signed an agreement with Stellenbosch University aimed at elevating its product offerings and enhancing the employability of its learners NOSA has confirmed...

Read more
16th Jul 2019

Drought relief measures implemented in Makhanda

Tankers have begun to truck in water to ensure a steady supply to people living in parts of the Eastern Cape’s Makhanda region Two...

Read more
16th Jul 2019

Quick work made of massive maintenance project

Safety First: Technicians with confined space experience use rope access to inspect and clean a large, petrochemical storage tank Rope access has made quick...

Read more
16th Jul 2019

Plastics: too valuable to waste?

Anton Hanekom, executive director of Plastics SA, maintains that the solution to the plastic waste problem in South Africa lies in addressing careless models...

Read more
16th Jul 2019

Assessing the dangers of drone strikes on aircraft

Before being certified for use, aircraft must undergo a standard test to assess their tolerance to bird strikes. In the case of drones, however,...

Read more
3rd Jul 2019

‘Carbon tax detrimental to the economy’

South Africa has implemented a carbon tax as part of its international commitment to reducing greenhouse gases. Observers believe that, while the move by...

Read more
3rd Jul 2019

Risk averse or dangerously ambivalent?

Operational risks and safety must top the agenda in mining. This is the message from the 2018 Global Operations Risk Survey of Corporate Leaders...

Read more
3rd Jul 2019

A click away from toxicity…

When school supplies and jewellery retailed by Amazon are found to contain excessive levels of toxic metals, one has to ask where the blame...

Read more
3rd Jul 2019

Porsche opts for organic car body parts

To reduce the weight of its cars, German vehicle manufacturer Porsche has replaced steel and carbon-fibre body parts with components made from natural materials ...

Read more
3rd Jul 2019

Coca-Cola invests in water replenishment

The Coca-Cola Foundation has set aside US$ 1 275 million (about R18 million) in support of five projects aimed at removing alien plants and...

Read more
3rd Jul 2019

Seychelles looks to clean energy

The first independent, utility-scale, floating solar power plant in Africa moves into the next phase of implementation A short-list of eight bidders are in...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Gearing up for KITE

A three-day programme of seminars is planned for the KwaZulu-Natal  Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE), which is billed as the province’s ultimate interactive expo for...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

RTMS certification delivers practical outcomes

The ability of the Road Transport Management System (RTMS) certification to deliver practical outcomes for businesses was demonstrated recently at a workshop hosted by...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

New app for business travellers

As part of its duty of care Travel Smart solution, Chubb has announced the launch of an innovative app for business travellers. Designed to...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

If we fail, people die

I recently attended the 14th annual HSE Excellence Europe in Amsterdam and it reminded me – yet again – of the vital importance of...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Trend-setting Showa all about innovation

The Japanese glove manufacturer and industry leader, SHOWA, offers innovative, quality hand protection, which was on display at the 2019 A-OSH exhibition Whether it’s...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Bigger and better with every year

The 2019 edition of the A-OSH exhibit attracted more delegates, displayed a greater variety of products and was packed with innovation. MARISKA MORRIS attended...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

First aid: more than just a tick box

While the discipline of first aid hasn’t changed much over the years, in terms of techniques or procedures there have been recent advances in...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Climate change is happening and transport operators need to act now

As climate change is rising on the political agenda, companies are starting to take notice. That’s according to SOPHIE PUNTE, executive director of the...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Mental health affects safety!

For some time now, I’ve been wanting to write about mental health – a condition that affects so many lives Some case studies on...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Saiosh Conference – roaring success yet again!

The ninth iteration of the annual conference of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) saw a large turnout of attendees...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Silicosis compensation: whose problem is it?

Evidence suggests that trusts do not provide the best solutions to the problems of compensation for occupational diseases – especially when dealing with the...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Excuse me, what did you just say?

Safety cannot be spoken about in isolation. It needs to be integrated into all discussions and actions in the workplace. The trick is to...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Adopting a risk mindset

It is not too late for all sectors of industry to take lessons from the recent Boeing 737 MAX tragedy and adopt workplace strategies...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

True causes of unsafe behaviour

Busy workplaces are challenging environments in which we need to have our wits about us in order to maintain levels of safety. Andrew Sharman...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Fundamentals of good safety

Simply getting the basics right provides the foundation for developing a good safety culture in the workplace. In the first of a series of...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Fire-protection regulatory framework ‘immature’

The nature of retail stores implies that there will always be a degree of fire risk to which shoppers or retailers are exposed Buildings...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

NOSA Testing method now accredited for waste water

Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and is vital to human health. The South African National Standard (SANS) 241 Drinking...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Workplace equality an elusive concept, for now 

With 2018 highlighting movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, which actively denounce the unequal treatment of women, one could argue that women are finally...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

War on single-use plastic

Plastics SA believes the ban of single-use plastic bags by retailers, shopping malls and even countries is a rash response. MARISKA MORRIS investigates whether...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

The kind of rubber that really matters

With the introduction of dual-compound rubber-soling technology in Africa, footwear can now offer better durability and more comfort Even when working in the same...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Training to save lives

From relocating its Johannesburg training facilities and complying with new regulations to the importance of first-aid training, St John South Africa used the 2019...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Turning plastic into diesel

Global petroleum company BP has signed an agreement to buy diesel manufactured from plastic, highlighting the vital roles that innovation and technology play in...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Bolstering business and safety in Botswana

To increase awareness of health and safety in Botswana, A-OSH Expo Botswana has co-located with Electra Mining to stage a major event in Gaborone...

Read more
19th Jun 2019

Haven of peace for business travellers

Research shows that, in order to reduce stress levels caused by being away from home, business travellers require a hotel that’s properly aimed at...

Read more
4th Jun 2019

Porsche sets factory benchmarks

Sports car maker Porsche has received a Platinum Award from the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen, DGNB) for its Leipzig...

Read more
4th Jun 2019

Safer, quicker airport security

There is nothing more frustrating for a frequent flyer than getting stuck behind someone unfamiliar with airport security check points. As a first-time flyer...

Read more
4th Jun 2019

Goodyear South Africa continues its commitment to employee wellness

Goodyear South Africa has reached another milestone on its journey to improve employee wellness. The company recently reopened an upgraded on-site canteen at its...

Read more
4th Jun 2019

Gear up for Industry 4.0 at KITE 2019

Industry 4.0 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) were merely buzzwords back in 2014. Today, the traditional manufacturing industry is in the throes of...

Read more
4th Jun 2019

Fully define your pipe marker

Include any pipe, contents and flow information your plant needs on Brady’s fully customisable pipe markers. Watch the video and get the free guide:...

Read more
21st May 2019

Sharing office space? Read this…

If you work in an open-plan office or co-working space, you no doubt vent to friends and family about the annoying habits of your...

Read more
21st May 2019

Next year, Bosch will be carbon neutral – worldwide!

Despite having more than 400 locations worldwide, global supplier of technology and services, Bosch, is to be fully climate-neutral as early as next year....

Read more
21st May 2019

Chronic medicine? There’s an ATM for that

Patients on chronic medication, who live in and around Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, can now collect their monthly medicines in about three minutes from advanced...

Read more
7th May 2019

A call for drastic climate change

With the wake of Cyclone Idai still heavy in the air, Mozambique suffered a double blow from Cyclone Kenneth only a month later in...

Read more
7th May 2019

Managing political risks in sub-Saharan Africa…

Professional risk, retirement and health solutions services firm, Aon, has released its 2019 Risk Maps – which show that more than two-thirds of the...

Read more
7th May 2019

Increase equipment safety compliance with Visual Tagging solutions 

All construction sites pose risks to workers. It is here that 20,9 percent of fatal workplace accidents in the European Union (EU) take place....

Read more
7th May 2019

A-OSH 2019 lands next week: Are you ready?

A-OSH Expo 2019 will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre between 14 and 16 May – and it’s set to be a bumper...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Gas detection done rite

JUSTIN GOLDBLATT, general manager of Runrite Electronics, gives advice on how to select the right gas-detection solution. There are many gas-detection products on the...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Electric cars: to die for?

Electric vehicles may be good news for the environment, but they can be bad news for the people who work on them. In fact,...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Fresh air and sunlight for the office

Environmental factors such as air quality and lighting are often overlooked when employers address the ergonomics in an office. MARISKA MORRIS investigates their importance...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Polyflor launches Quicklay adhesive-free safety flooring

The Polysafe QuickLay PUR Collection is the latest offering to be launched in South Africa by Polyflor SA, specialists in vinyl flooring and wall-protection...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

NOSA accredited for CO2 analysis and testing

When it comes to beverages, carbon dioxide (CO2) provides effervescence, a level of acidity and some protection against microbiological growth. It provides all this...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Trade expo to maximise business growth in Botswana

Electra Mining Botswana is the Botswana home of Africa’s leading mining, industrial and power-generation expo. Powered by Electra Mining Africa, this niche trade show...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Pioneers in hand protection

For over 60 years, the Japanese-founded Showa has been a world leader in the professional protective gloves market. Its research and development centres in...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

A key factor in road safety

OLIVER NAIDOO, certification manager at JC Auditors, discusses the health and well-being of long-distance truck drivers. Driving heavy vehicles is probably one of the...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Taking her out of his shoes

Although more women are entering non-traditional sectors, there remains very little personal protective equipment (PPE) specially designed for women. MARISKA MORRIS reports. Although women...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Man becomes machine

In the quest to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), exoskeletons have become a technology that’s catching many an eye – and not only because they...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

A proud history

Saiosh CEO, Neels Nortje, takes us down memory lane and chronicles the history of Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa. Although there was...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Forewarned is not always forearmed

From natural environmental disasters to the impact on the environment by human activity, there are countless factors to consider when it comes to the...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Come on Andy

Often it is the employees that can influence relational dynamics in their workplace – but knowing how to do so successfully is key My...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Kusasalethu Mine Adopts State-of-the-Art MSA Multigas Detection System

In the setting of a modern mine, simply having a working gas detector has now become insufficient. As traceability and accountability for worker safety...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Fear: The Ultimate Motivator?

Andrew Sharman and Darren Sutton explore the paradox of shocking people into action, and what one needs to understand in order to create sustainable...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Are we our own worst enemy?

It is a common cliché: safety is a line responsibility, right… However, is this really understood? Nobody is more equipped with the authority and...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Load shedding is an opportunity!

South Africans should stop complaining about load shedding and see it as an opportunity. That’s according to Martin Emrich, a consultant for German-based leadership...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Energy storage conundrum

It wasn’t long ago that renewable energy technology was unrealistically expensive for people living in Africa, but things are changing quickly Anton Eberhard, from...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Exploring Africa’s energy potential

SHEQ Management recently attended the 2019 Africa Energy Indaba (AEI). Now in its 11th year, the indaba has been celebrated for its success in...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Turning a LEAF on load shedding

Located in Soshanguve, Filadelfia special needs secondary school is unique in a couple of ways… First, it’s the only school in South Africa to...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Billions lost to illness and absenteeism

Ever-increasing pressures on employees are forcing businesses to recognise the importance of enabling easy access to healthcare, understanding the reasons behind absenteeism and how...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Pratley lab upgraded with latest tech

South African manufacturer Pratley has received an extensive revamp of its two main test and research laboratories. According to CEO Kim Pratley, this has...

Read more
24th Apr 2019

Autonomous robot for construction industry

Last Wednesday at Bauma, the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair, Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) announced to an international audience its next robotic construction...

Read more
17th Apr 2019

A question we shouldn’t have to ask

Which would you rather be without – electricity or water? You may notice a theme running through this issue: power, or, more specifically, the...

Read more
9th Apr 2019

Can you afford theft?

According to a study by Bryte Insurance, theft and theft by force account for two of the three biggest threats to businesses with regards...

Read more
9th Apr 2019

US clean energy jobs grow

The clean-energy sector in the United States of America (US) grew at an impressive rate during 2018 – more than 3,26-million US citizens now...

Read more
9th Apr 2019

Massmart suppliers prove their environmental mettle

Nestlé has been awarded top honours at the Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards for industry leading commitment to sustainable supply chain management. Massmart sustainability executive,...

Read more
29th Mar 2019

Get your 2019 SHEQ Handbook before they’re all gone!

The 2019 SHEQ MANAGEMENT Handbook – the inaugural issue of this annual publication – has proved to be a huge success. If you are...

Read more
29th Mar 2019

Local manufacturing key to economic growth

The manufacturing sector in southern Africa is primed to take a more active role in supplying goods to the continent and internationally, and in...

Read more
29th Mar 2019

Load shedding? What about water shedding?

While electricity is top of mind across South Africa at the moment, water and wastewater treatment are as critical as power – if not...

Read more
29th Mar 2019

Polyflor launches Quicklay adhesive-free safety flooring

The Polysafe QuickLay PUR Collection is the latest offering to be launched in South Africa by Polyflor SA, specialists in vinyl flooring and wall-protection...

Read more
woman
13th Mar 2019

The headline of Alphabet Village and the subline

The headline of Alphabet Village and the subline March 13, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and beautifully...

Read more
12th Mar 2019

Engen helps to relieve drought

On February 25 the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, which includes drought-stricken town of Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), was declared a local...

Read more
12th Mar 2019

Communicate vital information directly on equipment

Think about any item of equipment in a work site… How do employees know if the equipment is safe to use or what maintenance...

Read more
12th Mar 2019

VWSA helps to tackle youth unemployment

Five-hundred and sixty unemployed young people have been drafted into the 2019 Youth Employment Service (YES) programme at Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), and...

Read more
woman
12th Mar 2019

She had a last view back on the skyline

She had a last view back on the skyline March 12, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and...

Read more
woman
10th Mar 2019

A small river named Duden flows by their place

A small river named Duden flows by their place March 10, 2019 Photo Story Build an elegantly modern, responsive website that’s creative, accessible and...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Keeping danger in eye sight

Protective eyewear ranges from simple, impact-resistant safety glasses to ultraviolet (UV) or chemical-resistant eye protection. It is, therefore, important to use the correct eyewear...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Gold in your rubbish

While the word gold conjures up images of shiny jewellery and stacked gold bars, gold is also used in the manufacture of many electronic...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Efficient air purification reduces risk

Dust collection is integral to reducing risk and providing a safe and clean working environment in many industries. SHEQ MANAGEMENT discusses some of the...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

When a ladder doesn’t cut it

Falls from height are a leading cause of occupational injury worldwide. According to the Health and Safety Executive, the United Kingdom’s 2018 Annual Statistics...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Confidence through compliance

Automotive parts distributor, Probe Corporation, sees health, safety and environmental affairs as one of its highest priorities. Therefore, it has developed and implemented an integrated...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Rid yourself of office noise

As it turns out, noise is not a problem confined to industrial operations; it is something that can affect office workers tucked away behind...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Don’t let vibration halt operations

When a piece of equipment vibrates there is always the chance that nuts and bolts may loosen. As such, checking that bolts are correctly...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Mining and safety go side by side

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is an emerging market sector in Botswana. Therefore, there is a growing need for occupational health and safety training,...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Staving off strikes

South Africa is no stranger to strike action. Sadly, while workers have the right to strike, these often turn violent. Is this a risk...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Be here, now

On a trip to Zimbabwe, I discovered the secret to exemplary safety performance and the key to a happier, healthier and more meaningful life....

Read more
26th Feb 2019

A year in review

Saiosh experienced phenomenal growth in 2018 with the implementation of exciting projects and initiatives to improve its benefits for members. I’m happy to report...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Product recall and liability of manufacturers in class-action lawsuits

With the Tiger Brands listeriosis outbreak still fresh in our minds and now the centre of a class-action lawsuit, it’s pertinent to study a...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Being part of “group safety”

It’s human nature for people to need to “belong” and “be accepted”, and this has a direct effect on their behaviour All of us...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

The psychology of influence

Understanding how the human brain works, and how the hormones it produces affect our actions, is a key tool in fostering healthy relationships and...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

When risk controls fail

During December 2018, I experienced a scenario that could trigger a debate on what happens when risk controls fail One of the critical skills...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Alleviating the skills deficit in African energy

Being rich in natural resources for power generation and demonstrating an increased interest in low-carbon technologies, battery storage, distributed generation solutions and integrated grids,...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Merit rebates prove effective for FEM members

Every year, the the Federated Employees’ Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) awards merit rebates to those of its 5 000 members with a favourable track...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Male-specific cancers and the workplace

Our readers need no introduction to issues of occupational health, but what about a very real health concern that is affecting countless men around...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Training for a jack of all trades

Occupational health and safety (OHS) officers have many different roles in an organisation; from creating a safety culture to administering first aid. SHEQ MANAGEMENT...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

The SHEQ Manager: master of a company’s universe

Mark Dittke, of Mark Dittke Attorneys, discusses the complicated job of a company’s SHEQ manager. ISO standards specify requirements for a management system that...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Sustainable substance-abuse policies

Substance abuse among employees poses a great risk to employers, and fellow employees in the workplace. However, simply dismissing an employee, who is under...

Read more
26th Feb 2019

Information protected: the PoPI way

As the implementation date for the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act looms, companies need to review how they gather, process and retain personal...

Read more
12th Feb 2019

A flight plan to success

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company, Aurecon, has been awarded a Remote Operating Certificate (ROC) by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. This makes...

Read more
12th Feb 2019

Identify and protect against dangerous goods

According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), 38 percent of European enterprises report the presence of potentially dangerous chemical...

Read more
12th Feb 2019

All your PPE needs under one roof

Africa’s most comprehensive personal protective equipment (PPE) offerings – and much more besides – are what visitors to the ninth annual A-OSH Expo can...

Read more
12th Feb 2019

Exploring the renewable energy imperative at Africa Energy Indaba

The 11th Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) is taking place on February 19 and 20 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. It...

Read more
29th Jan 2019

Nurturing entrepreneurial talent

The 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report reveals that Switzerland, Singapore and the United States continue to lead the world in talent competitiveness,...

Read more
29th Jan 2019

Still a grudge purchase

Failure to adhere to best practice in occupational health and safety can have adverse financial implications for companies. Not only that, but failure to...

Read more
29th Jan 2019

More than 240 000 items of litter cleaned off SA beaches!

For more than two decades, thousands of South African volunteers have been joining the rest of the world on the third Saturday of September...

Read more
16th Jan 2019

Protect food safety and increase workplace safety – all at once!

Brady’ has launched a reliable safety identification solution that poses minimal contamination risk to the food and beverage industry. This industry account for almost...

Read more
16th Jan 2019

Be seen, whether you’re coming or going

High visibility personal protective equipment (PPE) has been used in the work environment for over 50 years and it took a huge leap forward...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Urbanisation for good

The latest report on Africa’s sustainable development urges governments to strengthen their urban-planning capacities to manage the potential of the region’s ever-expanding cities. It...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Learn all about drug testing in the workplace

The recent decriminalisation of cannabis has left many companies unprepared to respond. Many employers question how it will be possible to balance the constitutional...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Get registered today!

Occupational Health and Safety officers can register with the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH) to obtain a designation, stay updated...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Human side of safety

To create a successful health and safety culture in an organisation, it is important to invest in the employees and management to ensure that...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Better behavioural safety

How can we influence behaviour at work to maximise safety? the answer lies in taking a broader view, listening to Madiba, and learning from...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Digging into safety in the mining industry

As it is a hazardous environment in which to work, the mining sector should be prepared for every eventuality by providing the correct personal...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Preventing diseases and injuries essential for economic growth

Despite comprehensive occupational health and safety legislation, workplace deaths remain high, with occupational diseases often the cause. Companies should take action by educating themselves...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Guiding health and safety

Legislation on health and safety in South Africa is complex and can appear overwhelming, but it offers the industry some guidance on best practices...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Why legalities should be left to a legal professional

With highly qualified staff and two decades of experience in the industry, Mark Dittke Attorneys offers specialised services in the fields of health and...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Achieving sustained success with ISO 9004:2018

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published its new quality management standard, ISO 9004:2018, which aims to help companies achieve sustained success. According...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

A new standard for OHS management systems

The new, internationally accepted occupational health and safety management systems standard requires the entire system to act as a preventative tool rather than a...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

First line of defence

While it is important to have occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and practices in place, it is often the PPE that acts as...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Protecting the biggest asset

Employees are undoubtedly one of the biggest assets to any organisation. It is important to ensure the physical and mental well-being of employees to...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Stamp of approval

Investing in health and safety training and certification helps prevent injuries in the workplace and saves companies money in the long run. There are...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Harvesting the rewards of safe farming

Agriculture is essential to the welfare of a country. Good farming processes feed a nation, while poor farming methods could endanger the lives of...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Forestry: High risk, but manageable

Forestry is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, but that doesn’t mean it has to be...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Putting productivity back in production

While the engineering and manufacturing industry faces many challenges, employee safety is one of the most important. Investing in quality personal protective equipment (PPE),...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Minimising the impact of petrochemicals

While almost everyone depends on the petrochemical industry for fuel to operate machinery, travel or cook, the industry has a responsibility to ensure that...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Safety behind the wheel

The transport industry is the backbone of the country’s economy, and ensuring drivers are healthy and safe is critical to a smooth-running supply chain....

Read more
15th Jan 2019

With a pinch of safety

When preventing contamination from pests and bacteria while protecting employees, the food and beverage industry has many occupational health and safety (OHS) factors to...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Building blocks to safety

The construction industry is among the most dangerous in South Africa in terms of fatalities. SHEQ MANAGEMENT takes a look at the essentials needed...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Nothing can kill an Armourdillo

Select PPE launched its Armourdillo safety helmet, inspired by the armadillo, at the Electra Mining Africa 2018 exhibition. SHEQ MANAGEMENT was there to find...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Overflowing trophy case for SGB-Cape

SGB-Cape, a leading South African access, marine and event scaffolding supplier, was honoured at the Noscar Awards, hosted by the National Occupational Safety Association...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

Establishing a safe workplace

The role of a security officer is pivotal in ensuring the safety of personnel within a workplace. To be effective, security officers must be...

Read more
15th Jan 2019

When the sirens go off

Despite all the precautions taken to avoid human error, incidents are still a very real possibility, and occupational health and safety (OHS) officers need...

Read more
4th Dec 2018

Surfing and recycling for waves of sustainability

As the proud supporters of the 2018 City Surf Series and the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing, Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) brought the beach...

Read more
4th Dec 2018

Future-proofed energy storage solutions

The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that by 2035 developing nations will produce and consume 80 percent of the energy generated globally. Right now,...

Read more
4th Dec 2018

Effectively combat spills

Uncontrolled spills can have a devastating effect on the environment, on people and businesses in the vicinity of the spill, and on a company’s...

Read more
4th Dec 2018

Energy debates turn dirty

International experience has shown that without sufficient, affordable electricity, there can be no prosperity. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018 will determine how electricity...

Read more
20th Nov 2018

Africa’s Power Vision

Africa’s power and energy sector is a critical driver of growth and development across the continent. With vast natural energy resources including coal, oil,...

Read more
20th Nov 2018

Marking the way

As South Africa readies itself for the increased traffic volumes that come with the December holidays, road safety has again been highlighted by various...

Read more
20th Nov 2018

Preventing noise-induced hearing loss begins with you!

Up to 21 percent of adult-onset hearing loss is noise induced, with 18 percent of adult hearing loss in Africa’s southern-most countries, including South...

Read more
20th Nov 2018

Social messaging and jail time

Earlier this year, Adam Catzavelos filmed himself using the k-word during a racist rant on a beach in Greece. He later shared the video...

Read more
6th Nov 2018

Time to boost productivity

Discipline is fundamental to success and the collective discipline of employees towards a common cause is what makes a successful company. Kevin Howell, founder...

Read more
6th Nov 2018

Africa’s most comprehensive gathering of PPE

The ninth annual A-OSH Expo, Africa’s largest occupational health and safety (OHS) expo, will take place from May 14 to 16, 2019, at Gallagher...

Read more
6th Nov 2018

Organise your workplace for safety

When done correctly, floor markings can help to increase workplace safety, efficiency and compliance. Brady’s floor marking guide offers tips for effective floor marking,...

Read more
6th Nov 2018

Fire safety at informal settlements in Durban

According to the Institute of Race Relations (2014), an average of 23 shacks are destroyed by fire every day in South Africa. Densely constructed...

Read more
29th Oct 2018

Keeping both feet on the ground

Preventing foot injuries requires creating the right environment and – yes – wearing the right shoes Twenty-six bones, 33 joints, and more than 100...

Read more
29th Oct 2018

Assuring the best quality

Quality assurance is an important aspect of quality management, which plays a crucial role in any business. SHEQ MANAGEMENT takes a look at how...

Read more
29th Oct 2018

Pressing play

How can interactive learning help with effective training of employees? We hit the stage to find out. There can be no denying that people...

Read more
29th Oct 2018

Getting hacked…

A slew of recent high-profile data breaches has cast light onto the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, which comes into effect at the...

Read more
29th Oct 2018

Operating on a cannabis high

The highest court in the land has ruled in the interest of personal liberty, stating that people should be allowed to grow, possess and...

Read more
29th Oct 2018

At the heart of the matter

BLAKE GRACE, director of Ventria, a company that delivers an all-in-one managed automated external defibrillator (AED) solution, discusses sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and the...

Read more
26th Oct 2018

Start a heart today

Learn how to identify the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and empower employees with the equipment and skills needed to transform themselves from...

Read more
26th Oct 2018

Mining possibility

SHEQ MANAGEMENT was at Electra Mining Africa to bring you this year’s health, safety and environmental highlights. Local manufacturers and distributors of safety devices,...

Read more
26th Oct 2018

Knowledge sharing at Noshcon

The annual Nosa Noshcon conference has been a mainstay on the South African occupational health, safety and environment calendar for the past 67 years....

Read more
26th Oct 2018

Pouring knowledge at FDT

Various sectors of the food and beverage industry gathered at Food & Drink Technology (FDT) Africa to discuss health and safety, innovations and legislation....

Read more
26th Oct 2018

Stylishly zapping flies with the Lumnia Ultimate

Carrying over 200 pathogens, a fly infestation can be dangerous for consumers and devasting to companies. With the Rentokil Lumnia Ultimate, flies will disappear...

Read more
26th Oct 2018

Mopping up office hygiene

While it might seem like a small part of the daily activities of a business, office hygiene can play an important part in ensuring...

Read more
26th Oct 2018

Superbugs: a global problem

What is a superbug exactly? How do they spread? What makes them so deadly, and what can be done to protect health employees and...

Read more
25th Oct 2018

Rise of biodegradable the end of plastic?

Plastic is hazardous to the environment and consumers are taking a stand – with plastic straws being the latest villain. As a result, various...

Read more
25th Oct 2018

Saiosh attends IOSH 2018

For the first time, Saiosh was invited to attend the annual conference of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in the United Kingdom...

Read more
25th Oct 2018

The compensation conundrum

Compensation can be utilised to incentivise for the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries The year 2018 has been a profoundly tragic one for...

Read more
25th Oct 2018

Jumping without a ‘chute?

Why do some employers fail to manage occupational health and safety (OHS) risks? General Colin Powell is a retired United States (US) Army general...

Read more
25th Oct 2018

Vicarious Liability and the Demise of Independent-Contractor Defence

As far as employers are concerned, the liability they incur towards third parties invariably involves the doctrine of vicarious liability. However, the nature of...

Read more
25th Oct 2018

The zero-harm eating plan

When we measure safety, what is it that we are actually measuring? Around a braai, a dear friend who is a fitness guru explained...

Read more
24th Oct 2018

Driven to distraction

A recent study by the World Health Organisation reveals that there are now more mobile phones than people on the planet. So perhaps we...

Read more
24th Oct 2018

Take a lesson or two from scuba divers

The importance of following the rules can never be overstressed – especially when you risk a pulmonary embolism, are sitting on the sea bed...

Read more
24th Oct 2018

Elevating safety solutions in work at height

On August 27, Gravity Training, in conjunction with Cairnmead, hosted the work-at-height safety workshop at the Gravity Training venue. The event was noteworthy in...

Read more
24th Oct 2018

A liquid-nitrogen solution to prevent agriculture loss

Dearman, a technology company delivering zero-emission, clean cooling and power solutions, has launched a new project aimed at reducing wasted harvests in South Africa....

Read more
24th Oct 2018

Porsche drops diesel, gears up for electric future

Having risen in prominence during the last decade for its low fuel consumption and generally low emissions, the diesel engine made its way into...

Read more
24th Oct 2018

What went wrong at Grenfell?

While a number of fires in the Gauteng region have held the headlines over the past few months, the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower...

Read more
24th Oct 2018

Keeping your head

I suffered a bit of a health and safety blunder at home a few weeks ago… My better half and I recently bought and...

Read more
23rd Oct 2018

Start a heart today

Learn how to identify the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and empower employees with the equipment and skills needed to transform themselves from...

Read more
23rd Oct 2018

Assuring the best quality

Quality assurance is an important aspect of quality management, which plays a crucial role in any business. SHEQ MANAGEMENT takes a look at how...

Read more
23rd Oct 2018

Together we move South Africa forward

Transport month, celebrated in October each year, is about celebrating the critical role that transport and logistics have to play in both the social...

Read more
23rd Oct 2018

A-OSH expo moves to Botswana!

Bringing together all aspects of occupational health and safety (OHS) in the workplace, A-OSH Expo Botswana will showcase the latest products, technologies and services,...

Read more
23rd Oct 2018

Cannabis and the workplace

Since the Constitutional Court legalised the private possession and use of cannabis during September, many concerns have been raised about what this would mean...

Read more
23rd Oct 2018

Running on (almost) empty

The 2018 Shell Eco-Marathon challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient vehicles they can develop. The...

Read more
10th Oct 2018

Strikes and their economic consequences

Jacki Condon, MD of Apache Security Services, asks if strike action improves labour relations, drives worker safety and encourages productivity, or discourages economic development?...

Read more
10th Oct 2018

Dates for A-Osh 2019 announced

The ninth A-OSH Expo will take place in 2019 and will once again be Africa’s largest occupational health and safety (OHS) trade show –...

Read more
10th Oct 2018

Easily print lean and safety signs at your premises

When you’re looking for a partner in printing, you might think they’re all the same, says Brady… Take a quick side-by-side look and you’ll...

Read more
10th Oct 2018

First aid – for man’s best friend

At SHEQ Management, we normally write about the health and safety of two-legged creatures (as in humans). But what about health and safety for...

Read more
26th Sep 2018

Solar-powered shopping on the rise

Massmart has become one of the biggest producers of renewable energy within the South African retail sector, with the unveiling of its latest photovoltaic...

Read more
26th Sep 2018

Leading the way

Certification, conformance and compliance within the logistics sector reduces the number of injuries on duty, as well as the number of vehicle accidents, while...

Read more
26th Sep 2018

Combatting slips and trips

Slips, trips and falls can result in both fatal and non-fatal workplace accidents – and they are among the most frequently occurring types of...

Read more
26th Sep 2018

Crossing SA by the power of the sun

The 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge got underway on Saturday, September 22, when nine solar-powered experimental cars departed from the Sun Star Plaza, Menlyn Maine,...

Read more
14th Sep 2018

KLM donates 8 543 lunch packs

The Big Hearts Community Challenge of further education and training institute KLM Empowered delivered a staggering 8 543 lunch packs to community members that...

Read more
14th Sep 2018

Join us at the first Cape Occupational Safety & Health (COSH) Trade Expo and Conference!

On 13 and 14 March, 2019, the Cape Town International Convention Centre will play host to the inaugural COSH 2019 conference and exhibition. The...

Read more
14th Sep 2018

Gauteng fires due to non-compliant buildings!

Following the loss of three Johannesburg firefighters in a fire that engulfed the Provincial Health Department building in the inner city last week, the North...

Read more
14th Sep 2018

Our own Andrew Sharman voted new IOSH President-Elect

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Sharman as the next president-elect of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)! Regular...

Read more
29th Aug 2018

RFID track-and-trace solution for mining

Aury Africa has introduced a radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solution, ideal for use in mining applications. The RFID tags emit a unique...

Read more
29th Aug 2018

Bluetooth-enabled hearing protection

Communicating safely in noisy or dangerous environments is often challenging but MSA seems to have come up with a solution. MSA’s Bluetooth-enabled hearing protection...

Read more
29th Aug 2018

What do apps and printers have in common?

They’re both supplied by Brady… The company’s BradyJet J5000 Label Printer and Lockout Writer app allow easy creation of full-colour lockout tags and procedures;...

Read more
29th Aug 2018

Free-to-attend seminars at Electra Mining

Electra Mining Africa is taking place from September 10 to 14 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. In addition to the exhibition, will be...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Prepared, informed and equipped for falls

No industry is immune to falls, including employees slipping and falling on wet or uneven surfaces, or from heights. SHEQ MANAGEMENT takes a look...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Virtually real

Being able to visualise how something will work has long been advantageous when developing new products or processes. JOHAN BOUWER, head of VR/New Technology,...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

A concerted effort to prevent occupational diseases

Often the neglected stepchild of occupational health and safety (OHS), occupational diseases are a recurring threat for which claims are on the rise. However,...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

The role of Ergonomics in Construction

Working in the construction sector is one of the most physically taxing occupations that one can undertake. NKOSINI NGWENYA explores the topic of ergonomics...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

The Economic Impact of Health and Safety

Employee health and safety in the workplace must remain a top priority. It has been a dreary and depressing few months interacting with companies...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Exploring the revised ISO 19011:2018

The new standard places emphasis on risks, opportunities and auditor competence. Have you ever wondered why auditors are often referred to as the backbone,...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Resolution of the silicosis class action

Litigation is not an efficient way of dealing with the matter of occupational disease. We have previously dealt with two occupational health matters. The...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Giving safety a sporting chance 

Safety is not a sport, and all sporting disciplines are not safe. Nevertheless, we can and should take safety principles from sport into the...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Mastering your mind

Whether stressed out at work, or sitting on Venice Beach sipping an aromatic coffee, the ability to be mindful and live in the moment...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Retail fashion or protective wear

Sweet-Orr, the well-known South African manufacturer of protective clothing, now has a showroom in Johannesburg! CHARLEEN CLARKE attended the official opening. When one thinks...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Handy advice for hand protection

Hand injuries are among the most common injuries in the workplace. We find out what factors should be considered in creating a hand-safety programme...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

The science of accident reconstruction

We look into the use of software as a risk-management and accident-reconstruction tool When an accident occurs, it is of the utmost importance that...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Electrifying times!

Electric vehicles are nothing new; they have existed since the 1800s. However, they are finally becoming a popular mode of transport, as CHARLEEN CLARKE...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Unpacking feng shui and how it can affect the workplace

Wikipedia describes feng shui, also known as Chinese geomancy, as a pseudoscience, which claims to use energy forces to harmonise individuals with their surrounding...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Why every business requires unique insurance solutions

Direct short-term insurer and financial services provider, MiWay Insurance Limited, explains why emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses cannot afford the risk of operating without...

Read more
24th Aug 2018

Insured and assured against the worst-case scenario

With the correct insurance and assurance, companies can be well prepared and assist employees in the case of an injury, disability or death. SHEQ...

Read more
17th Aug 2018

Safety book launched for children

Isabel Guerreiro Darlington had a serious accident in June 2011, and nearly died. This inspired her to write a safety book especially for children...

Read more
17th Aug 2018

Why safety?

Why do safety professionals do what they do? Why do their companies or clients listen to them? Why, why, why? At the 2018 Saiosh...

Read more
15th Aug 2018

Pink instead of dark clouds

The workplace setting is a hotbed for conflict, due to the dynamics and interdependency of employers, employees and relevant third parties. It is therefore...

Read more
15th Aug 2018

End of labour brokers, but not outsourcing

In July, the Constitutional Court ruled that contract workers provided by labour brokers will be regarded as temporary employees after three or more months...

Read more
15th Aug 2018

Master ISO 45001

With the ISO 45001 global occupational health and safety management system having replaced the previous OHSAS 18001, the race is now on to get...

Read more
15th Aug 2018

Earn CPD points with WearCheck training

Condition-monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has been approved by the South African Institute for Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) for attendees of its Mobius training courses to...

Read more
1st Aug 2018

Biometrics, not buddies

Do you have a problem with employees clocking their buddies in and out each day? Do you have an Android device? Well then, you...

Read more
1st Aug 2018

Noshcon 2018 brings Nosa’s product development into focus

This year marks the 57th anniversary of Nosa’s Noshcon conference, making it one of the oldest and longest running on the African continent. The...

Read more
1st Aug 2018

Keeping control when a strike erupts

Parts of Johannesburg were plunged into darkness in June when Eskom workers damaged company property during a wage strike – an act that Nomvula...

Read more
1st Aug 2018

South Africa beats Europe in recycling

According to the 2017 statistics released by Plastics SA, recycling in South Africa continued to grow with more than 334 727 tonnes of products recycled...

Read more
20th Jul 2018

IT and engineering: bringing it all together

Willem Sprong, technical executive, electrical engineering for GIBB Engineering and Architecture, writes that the maintenance of infrastructure is a vital role for engineers worldwide...

Read more
20th Jul 2018

The fire-safety risk of load shedding

“The public needs to be aware of the potential fire risks posed by electricity utility Eskom’s decision to implement scheduled load shedding across South...

Read more
20th Jul 2018

Striving to create a “zero harm” environment

It is more than its ability to provide an innovative transport logistics solution that has ensured Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Cargo Carriers remains a preferred...

Read more
20th Jul 2018

BMG now stocking Coba floor matting

New to BMG’s portfolio of safety and personal protection equipment (PPE) is workplace safety matting and floor-safety products. This range also encompasses specialist floor-safety...

Read more
4th Jul 2018

Skyriders scales new heights in Zambia

Skyriders Access Specialists showcased the flexibility of its rope-access solutions at a recent waterproofing contract on a 19-storey hotel building, in Lusaka, Zambia, for...

Read more
4th Jul 2018

Exploring duty of care for travelling employees

Business travel is part of the day-to-day job for a growing cohort of employees, from senior company executives to junior sales staff, across all...

Read more
4th Jul 2018

A 360° welding solution

Afrox has launched its 360° Integrated Customer Application Solutions and Safety Solutions programmes. Theses comprehensive solutions allow its customers to stay abreast of global...

Read more
4th Jul 2018

More than just a show

For 46 years, Electra Mining Africa has been winning the minds and hearts of mining and related industries. Delivering an effective platform to showcase...

Read more
28th Jun 2018

Between a rock and a hard hat

Mistakes are often made when choosing safety helmets and their attachments. SHEQ MANAGEMENT takes a look at what to consider when purchasing safety helmets...

Read more
28th Jun 2018

The road to plastic recycling

The world has a plastic problem. Fact. However, a novel initiative is, quite literally, on the road to overcoming the problem According to National...

Read more
28th Jun 2018

Safe disposal of unused pharmaceuticals

Globally there are concerns over the lack of proper disposal methods for medical waste – particularly unused and expired pharmaceuticals – most of which...

Read more
28th Jun 2018

Avoiding the big C

Conflict between employees may result in unnecessary stress and unproductivity and could even lead to physical harm. It is, therefore, important for every manager...

Read more
28th Jun 2018

Cyber alert!

What is the greatest risk that businesses currently need to manage? The risks associated with cyber incidents, reports CHARLEEN CLARKE, after studying the Allianz...

Read more
28th Jun 2018

Quick help when its needed most

Having the correct health information at hand and being able to quickly contact emergency medical services (EMS) could mean the difference between life and...

Read more
27th Jun 2018

In a shambles

Drivers in the minibus-taxi industry are faced with various challenges, which sometimes lead to reckless driving. We look at the ongoing study by Lee...

Read more
27th Jun 2018

Putting quality first – at what cost?

A tour of the factory of Marley Pipe Systems, a SAPPMA member, highlighted the importance of quality testing for commercial plastic pipes and the...

Read more
27th Jun 2018

Miner safety – where to from here?

“Zero harm” was widely welcomed as a target by the mining industry. However, despite considerable improvements, mining fatalities remain unacceptably high. Marelise Van Der...

Read more
27th Jun 2018

Legalities made simple

Keeping an eye on all the changes to the various compliance standards and regulations can be a challenge. Sabinet promoted its Sabinet Legal Register,...

Read more
27th Jun 2018

FEM gives back

The Federated Employer’s Mutual (FEM) assurance company is giving back to the industry and the country by sponsoring the education of selected learners. SHEQ...

Read more
27th Jun 2018

St John draws a crowd at A-OSH

The St John South Africa exhibit at the health and safety exhibition, A-OSH Expo, promoted the numerous services offered by the organisation, which brought...

Read more
27th Jun 2018

Make the switch to ISO 45001 simple

SGS South Africa – a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company – highlighted its ability to assist companies to make a smooth transition...

Read more
26th Jun 2018

Meeting every health and safety need

The annual occupational health and safety exhibition, A-OSH Expo, returned to the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand in May. MARISKA MORRIS attended to catch...

Read more
26th Jun 2018

Beware changes to the OHS Act

The eighth Saiosh conference took place alongside the A-OSH Expo in May. Billed as the largest occupational health and safety (OHS) conference in Africa,...

Read more
26th Jun 2018

Saiosh at A-OSH 2018

A-OSH Expo 2018 proved to be particularly successful for Saiosh. Saiosh is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the Professional Body...

Read more
26th Jun 2018

Silicosis litigation – the settlement

With an out-of-court settlement taking place recently, the time is right to resolve the question of compensation for occupational diseases. We have previously discussed...

Read more
26th Jun 2018

Keep nothing under the table, except your shoes

“Unmanageable fraud and corruption” has been identified as one of South Africa’s top risks. Could Exploring the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System provide a...

Read more
25th Jun 2018

A tough job

Occupational health – simply injuries on a different timeline. I recently watched a documentary about sulphur mining on an Indonesian island off East Java....

Read more
25th Jun 2018

Back to the future

Preparing to speak to an audience of some 800 safety practitioners in Abu Dhabi recently, I pondered the evolution of the safety profession. During...

Read more
25th Jun 2018

The US$ 9-trillion solution

How do we break through the safety ceiling? Implementing more safety systems or procedures is not the answer … engaging our people is. “More?...

Read more
22nd Jun 2018

Stylish, from head to toe

HSE Solutions, the exclusive partner of Honeywell personal protective equipment (PPE) in sub-Saharan Africa, brought its stylish products to the A-OSH Expo. SHEQ MANAGEMENT...

Read more
22nd Jun 2018

Harvesting icebergs to save the Mother City

Harvesting icebergs was one of the solutions offered to assist with the water shortages in Cape Town. At the African Utility Week Conference, held...

Read more
22nd Jun 2018

Maximum production, minimal injuries

Production output in the mining industry is predicated on the smooth functioning of machines, processes and people. Back-to-back shifts are needed to realise full...

Read more
22nd Jun 2018

Telling stories and changing cultures

“Catch a man a fish and feed him for a day. Show him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” That proverb...

Read more
20th Jun 2018

Putting quality first – at what cost?

A tour of the factory of Marley Pipe Systems, a SAPPMA member, highlighted the importance of quality testing for commercial plastic pipes and the...

Read more
20th Jun 2018

Cyber alert!

What is the greatest risk that businesses currently need to manage? The risks associated with cyber incidents, reports CHARLEEN CLARKE, after studying the Allianz...

Read more
20th Jun 2018

Preventing fires with tank blanketing

The storage of flammable liquids carries with it the need to put in place fire-protection mechanisms. Tank blanketing is an effective way of preventing...

Read more
20th Jun 2018

Questions around Liberty breach

Financial services provider Liberty became the latest high-profile victim of a data breach, when cyber criminals took control of information of Liberty’s top clients...

Read more
20th Jun 2018

Soweto clean-up drives education and environmental awareness

More than 1 400 schoolchildren, government representatives, companies and NPOs hit the streets of Orlando East, Soweto, to drive environmental awareness and education in the...

Read more
20th Jun 2018

Cape Town hotel saves through water recycling

SewTreat has completed the installation of a waste water-treatment plant at the One&Only Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront – which will result in...

Read more
6th Jun 2018

Easy-print durable signs to increase safety

Safety signs, floor markings, 5S labels, lean labels, labels to identify racks, doors, stairs, bins, desks and chairs, and CLP-labels to identify chemicals, can...

Read more
6th Jun 2018

Bureau Veritas South Africa empowers disadvantaged women

Bureau Veritas South Africa (BVSA), the global leader in testing, inspection and certification, launched The Ithemba Trust, an independent body, as part of its...

Read more
6th Jun 2018

MSA Africa makes working at heights safer

The MSA Africa Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD) integrated harness system is a lightweight, unobtrusive rescue device contained in a small backpack, attached to...

Read more
6th Jun 2018

Save on training and PPE with BBF Safety

To promote its numerous new offerings, the BBF Safety Group is running a number of promotions. BBF Safety recently bought the Pinnacle Group, which...

Read more
23rd May 2018

Changing the landscape of private security and crime prevention

As criminals and crimes continue to evolve, it is essential that security providers challenge the status quo, says Apache Security Services. “Killing security as...

Read more
23rd May 2018

Protest and riot insurance claims up by over 30 percent

Since the beginning of 2017, South Africa has experienced thousands of violent protests and riots across the country, many spurred on by service delivery...

Read more
23rd May 2018

Workplace skincare simplified

Gloves In A Bottle is a unique, all-in-one shielding and dry skin-care lotion that – in a nutshell – “keeps the good stuff in...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

Better quality infrastructure helps curb non-compliance

As consumers become more demanding, product quality testing becomes even more important. However, this requires capable quality infrastructure, such as testing facilities. Quality testing...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

Protection for people who prepare food

There is a need for robust personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect  employees working in the food and beverage industry. WILLIAM GEORGE looks...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

Notice! Implement signs to improve workplace safety

Proper signage in the workplace is of utmost importance, as it can impact on the safety of employees. Safety signage plays an important role in...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

Outlining the listeriosis outbreak

Listeriosis caused panic in South Africa, as the World Health Organistion (WHO) confirmed that the country experienced the largest outbreak ever recorded. WILLIAM GEORGE...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

A comfortable workstation is the best motivation

While a safe work environment reduces productivity losses, as employees are able to do their work safely, good ergonomics allows them to perform at...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

A small device, but a big threat

Employees are often encouraged to use mobile devices for work purposes, but this increases a company’s risk of a cyber security attack. Companies should...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

A barrier against workplace skin conditions

Gloves In A Bottle lotion, from Medloyd Healthcare, offers all-in-one protection and care for dry skin like never before, explains director Rob Oosthuizen. The...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

A simple energy solution for Africa?

A large percentage of people living on the African continent still have little or no access to energy. With the potential to reduce poverty...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

Energy leaders highlight the power crisis in Africa

Top authorities from the African energy sector gathered in Johannesburg for the Africa Energy Indaba where the current power crisis was on the top...

Read more
24th Apr 2018

Mining and construction in the spotlight

With the mining and construction industries showing encouraging signs of recovery – and even a little growth – the Johannesburg Expo Centre was abuzz...

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

OHS as part of a school curriculum

Implementation of occupational health and safety (OHS) at a school level has become a passion of Sanjay Munnoo. Analysing the millions of preventable injuries that...

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

An emphasis on value creation

Exploring the new ISO 31000:2018 risk-management standard. One of the guiding principles behind risk management is the creation of value to the relevant stakeholders....

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

Watch Out – The Emotional Circus is in Town

How does our emotional state impact our decision-making ability in the workplace? Significantly, says Brett Solomon. In a study, the universities of Ben Gurion...

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

The Frontier Psychologist

How can we revitalise employee motivation and interest in workplace safety? Andrew Sharman believes his new research shows the way forward. Traditionally, companies, around the...

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

More lessons from the military

In the last issue we discussed the fact that, just as in the military, good leadership in business is important to ensure that employees...

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

IRCA Global relaunches to offer more solutions and services

In its quest to be a preferred operational risk-management consulting group, IRCA Global is on the move. With its new partners – Hofincons Group...

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

Magic eight for A-OSH

For eight years the annual A-OSH Expo has provided a platform for knowledge exchange and relationship building, as well as for the sharing of...

Read more
23rd Apr 2018

VW gasses out coal

Did you know that the Volkswagen Group owns a power plant at each of its two production plants in Wolfsburg, Germany? They provide most...

Read more
20th Apr 2018

Water and oil do not mix

According to the Recycling Oil Saves the Environment (ROSE) Foundation, used oil contains harmful compounds and carcinogens that can easily contaminate the environment, especially...

Read more
20th Apr 2018

Traveling, safely…

Business travellers worldwide are becoming more astute to possible health and safety risks when abroad, and, happily, this is happening at a rapidly increasing...

Read more