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SHEQ Management

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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