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FEATURES

SHEQ Management

Our monthly features are designed to cover the core areas of interest within the safety, health, environment and quality industries.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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