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The sun is setting on South Africa’s construction industry

South Africa’s once-thriving construction industry is crumbling. On Tuesday, Group Five – one of the largest builders in Africa – filed for bankruptcy protection after its creditors pulled funding. Group Five was founded in 1974. It employs 8000 people. The JSE has suspended trading in Group Five shares. They last traded at 89 cents, giving […]

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Change Management Office (CMO) – Enabling change readiness in organisations

8 March 2019 / 9:00There is a lot of research on Project Management Offices (PMOs). A PMO enables an organisation, or parts of it, in managing projects and programmes by creating standards, training and coaching people in applying those standards, planning and controlling the portfolio of activities in a respective part or all of the… […]

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OSHRC Holds Integra Health Management Accountable for Workplace Violence

  Integra Health Management is to blame following the death of a worker who was stabbed during a home visit, according to the  Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). The social service employer was cited with multiple safety violations after the employee was stabbed nine times left bleeding on a front lawn after a December […]

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Employers using all tricks to circumvent labour laws – CCMA

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has called on the Department of Labour inspectorate to join forces to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberate circumventing of the labour laws. CCMA Legal Researcher: Office of the Director, Wilbur van Niekerk said there was a growing trend used by employers of using every… […]

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Campbell Institute: Train Workers on Visual Literacy to Spot Hazards

New findings show that workers are able to spot workplace hazards more accurately when they are trained on the concepts of visual literacy. The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council completed a study which examined how employees at companies such as Cummins Inc. have been able to identify otherwise unnoticed hazards after training. “About 90% of the information people consume… […]

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Sheqafrica.com revives its Free SA Edition

Sheqafrica.com has revived its free SHEQ Magazine started in 2018 with a new drive to attract more free readers. This also opens a new avenue of business services being advertised for free. Running back to back with Sheqafrica.com’s change-over to a paid service from 1 March 2019, the free edition will offer content dating back […]
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OSHA Cites Bruce Foods Corp. with 24 Safety Violations

Mexican food manufacturer Bruce Foods Corp. is facing $194,350 in fines after a worker suffered an amputation. The El Paso, Texas-based company was cited for 24 serious safety violations. “Moving machine parts can cause severe injuries when they are not properly guarded and safety procedures are not in place,” said OSHA El Paso Area Director […]
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Being Ethical Has Its Perks: World’s Most Ethical Companies

What is the criteria for being an ethical company? And why is it important? Ethisphere, which on Feb. 26 released the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies, chooses companies that have met rigorous criteria across five categories covering the quality of their ethics and compliance program, organizational culture, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance, and leadership and reputation.  […]
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