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Positive Safety culture – Not for the faint hearted

Most employers put “safety” forward as the face of the company to get tenders or jobs. Yet their Management is not leading employees into a positive safety culture or one of compliance. The same management wants employees to excel in safety but the failure to empower that safety culture lies on the shoulders of management […]


Has the Elephant really left the room?

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new lean cabinet is a hot topic in the media at the moment. It is good to notice that Public Enterprises are still in the hands of Pravin Gordhan, and a fresh addition has been added to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) with the appointment of “Aunty Pat”, Patricia […]


Bad PR – The Risk That Got Away?

I was busy reading Heather Yaxley’s post “PR perspective on Health & Safety” over at The Wardman Wire when it happened. Heather wrote an interesting post about the role of the Public Relations (PR) consultant in managing the more strategic issues, usually in the form of corporate crises and frequently requiring them to protect the […]


"Safety Consultant" arrested for Fraud

An alleged criminal has been spotted and apprehended by the South African Police Services in the Warden (Eastern Free State) farming area. This individual is visiting farms in and around the town under the false pretense that he is sent to conduct inspections and offer training on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) by the Department […]


6th Annual Explosives Manager workshop – DOL asks for input

The Department of Labour has moved away from playing the cat and mouse game with the industry role players where inspectors come to workplace in white coats and a checklist aggressively looking for mistakes, Director: Construction, Explosives & Major hazard installations (CEMHI), Phumudzo Maphaha told delegates at the 6th Annual Explosives Manager workshop on Tuesday, […]