With summer approaching and the impact of climate change, heat stress becomes a key challenge as we are facing that time of year when warm days turns into hot days and we start wondering who we can call to force the boss to install air-conditioning. What is the company’s legal responsibility to do that? What […]
We recently received this question via our online chat. The short answer is you don’t have time. Personal Protection Equipment must be issued to a new employee before they enter the workplace which requires it. There are a number of regulations under the Occupational Health & Safety Act which stipulates the use of respiratory and...
By Angela Hendricks (Bsc Physio) Do you find yourself getting more and more uncomfortable towards the end of the day? Are you slouching at your desk? Do you suffer from neck ache or backache? Many workers don’t realise that the way you work at your desk can significantly affect your comfort levels. Ergonomics is the […]
Life’s a journey. I am sure we all heard this before. But it is also true when it comes to the employment of people. An employee in your company is on a journey towards retirement age and along the route may encounter various perils which could prevent the employee reaching his or her destination. Taking […]
“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 […]