Editor’s Letter


Editor's Letter

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

19th Apr 2022

Collaborating to combat collisions

Collaborating to combat collisions 4th Apr 2022 Internationally, crashes and collisions are the leading cause of workplace deaths. Approximately 40% of these deaths are...

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8th Feb 2022

I fail to see how it’s fair

I fail to see how it’s fair 8th Feb 2022 As the issue and implementation of mandatory vaccination policies (MVPs) become ever more apparent...

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15th Dec 2021

Workplace well-being of utmost importance

Workplace well-being of utmost importance 15th Dec 2021 There is no denying it, the global pandemic has affected us all. Health and well-being have...

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18th Oct 2021

Better the devil you know?

Better the devil you know? 18th Oct 2021 Trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) are no better for the climate than conventional diesel...

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22nd Sep 2021

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence 20th Aug 2021 Mental health issues have been placed firmly in the spotlight as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps through the world....

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15th Jun 2021

Long working hours could kill!

Long working hours could kill! 15th Jun 2021 Long working hours led to 745 000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016,...

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15th Apr 2021

One year on

One year on 15th Apr 2021 It’s been a year since the initial lockdown got underway and I truly thought that Covid-19 would be...

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24th Feb 2021

Horses for courses

Horses for courses 24th Feb 2021 So, we all want to save the planet by lowering emissions. But which renewable fuels are best? In...

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11th Jan 2021

2020: Many lessons learnt

2020: Many lessons learnt 10th Dec 2020 As we come to the end of the most traumatic year – ever – for most of...

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8th Oct 2020

Should the Compensation Fund be privatised?

Should the Compensation Fund be privatised? 8th Oct 2020 If I had R10 for every complaint I’ve received pertaining to the Compensation Fund, I...

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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...

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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...

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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 …...

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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...

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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...

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