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Is Virtual Reality the future of SHEQ?

The Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon, hosted by the Tshimologong Precinct and the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS), has announced the three overall winners of the digitally-inspired hackathon. Focused on Mixed Reality (MR) and Internet of Things (IoT) within the health and safety space of the mining sector, the teams that entered were exposed […]

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2018 bursting with opportunity for Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association

CAIA Media Release: 15 December 2018 After a successful 2017, the Chemical and Allied Association (CAIA) looks forward to an equally inspiring 2018, says Executive Director Deidré Penfold. “Next year will be a busy one and we will explore every opportunity to further safety and sustainability in the chemical industry, as well as the interests […]

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Ghana set to improve Pedestrian Safety

Accra, Dec. 13, GNA – The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has launched a road safety action plan to address pedestrian safety at authorized crossings and junctions in Accra. The plan is also to increase walk ability of streets, manage public street spaces, ensure the safety of school journeys, ensure safe speeds by vehicles and engage […]

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Crime tips: ‘You are being watched’

At a public crime meeting in Empangeni last week, Larry Erasmus of Security Group, together with Wynand Swart of Tracker SA, provided residents with some safety tips to avoid becoming victims of burglaries as well as hijackings. ZULULANDERS have been warned to always be vigil and careful about the information they release regarding their whereabouts […]

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Fire safety tips for the holiday season

Getting into the Christmas spirit with holiday decorations is all fun and games until something goes wrong. We want to remind you to use caution when decorations like candles and string lights. During the five-year period of 2012-2016, candles were reported to have caused 402 residential fires, nine civilian deaths, 31 civilian injuries, eight firefighter […]

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Woolworths acts against Animal Abuse

Dec 13, 2017 Zweli Sikhakhane Woolworths would like to advise their customers that it was alerted to the potential use of animal fur in the pom-pom trims on three children’s t-shirts. With immediate effect, the product was removed off the shelf, pending further investigation. Independent testing was commissioned and has confirmed that the fibre used […]

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Safety and Performance Excellence: Criticizing BBS

The earliest versions of behavioral safety processes still are around today with too few changes. Some processes that have changed missed a few critical issues in their design. There remain popular misconceptions and limited views of what behavior-based safety (BBS) is and is not. Regardless of the current state of BBS, a discussion is needed […]

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South Africa: Labour On Employers Failing to Comply With Labour Legislation

Press Release A blitz inspection of working environments dealing with Hazardous Biological Agents (HBA) by the Department of Labour in the Mpumalanga Province has found that only one employer complied with legislation. Department of Labour Acting Senior Specialist in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Bulelwa Huna said the sample of blitz inspections involved 19 […]