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SHEQ Management

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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