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Health and Safety Representative Training Workshop

Introduction Send your Health & Safety Representative on this 1 day course and improve the quality of your organisation’s OHS functions. Course objective and skills Delegates will gain the following skills: INSPECT the workplace and report back on those risks with the potential for causing an illness, injury, damage or loss. INVESTIGATE various incidents that […]

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Proper or Registered practitioners? – Time to ask the serious questions – again!

The Department of Employment and Labour held its first OHS Conference which ended 26 July 2019. During the conference, the Director of Construction, Explosives and Major Hazards Installations (MHI), Phumi Maphaha says he wants to see a jail term as a form of sanction to violators of occupational health and safety (OHS) in the construction sector […]

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“Vision Zero” – a workplace free of accidents and diseases.

“Vision Zero” is the latest safety slogan as introduced by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Minister Thulas Nxesi while addressing about 1 000 delegates at the Occupational health and safety conference at Emperors Palace, Gauteng. He said business and organised labour have key roles to play to achieve the Vision Zero. “We have to work with […]

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9 Safety Strategies of an effective CEO

It does not matter what type of business you run; be it is a sole owner, director or the Chief Executive of a multi-national company, you will be held liable for any harm caused by the business. And in some cases this liability may even be in your personal capacity jointly with the business itself. […]

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Understanding And The Investigation Of Road Traffic Accidents

In recent years, the specific subject matter and knowledge of Traffic Accident Investigation, Reconstruction & Cause Analysis has become an increasingly specialised and important tool to the Judiciary, the Police Services, the Insurance industry, private companies and many related industry companies and services. The attendance at any scene of an accident can be a very […]

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Workplace Fatigue May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

“Workplace safety makes most of us understandably think about proper training, proper equipment and a safe work environment,” said Kleinik, Illinois Department of Labor Director, in observance of June as National Safety Month. “But a good night’s sleep can be just as important as these other safety fundamentals. A tired worker can pose a serious […]

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Cape Farmer learns an expensive water lesson

A Clanwilliam farmer has learnt the hard way that breaking the law is not good business. Tierhoek Boerdery has been slapped with a R3.5million fine after being found guilty of 11 contraventions of laws on water and environmental protection. The Water and Sanitation Department conducted its first monitoring and enforcement blitz inspections in the West […]

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What do you really pay an EHS consultant to do?

Most employers may from time to time need the services of a “professional” EHS consultant to do some work for them. Often the work done may look professional and the price tag too, but when you actually analyse what was done, say during an audit, it becomes obvious that it was a very costly window-dressing […]

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Court lets go of Bopape allegedly accused of defrauding Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund

The Pretoria Magistrate’s Court today dropped charges against Ms Mapitse Tebogo Bopape who was allegedly accused of defrauding the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund. The matter of Bopape has been dragging since last year while the State has been waiting for the finalisation of the docket and the decision of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions […]

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Aligning Safety to School – do you match up?

Many employers opt for the lower qualified employee to take their business further, even when it comes to EHS compliance. But most employers will agree that anything less than a Grade 12 qualification will not suffice when it comes to supervisory level appointments. Yet when it comes to the protection of the business and the […]