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SHEQ Management

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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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

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

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

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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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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