5 Keys to Preventing Hand Injuries

Hand injuries can be especially traumatic. It strips away one’s ability to work and also the ability to perform activities of daily living. The two primary types of workplace hand injuries are traumatic events and overuse or repetitive-motion injuries. Amputations and other serious injuries typically occur because of a lack of experience or training. Current […]



The Executive Management of the Department of Labour in the Free State together with officials of the Department will be commemorating this year’s Workers Month by visiting a number of workplaces in and around the province to interact with workers on matters of mutual importance. Coined workplace walk-abouts, these visits will see workers being given […]


Emotions at Work: Half of Employees Admit to Losing Their Temper

Crying on the job is acceptable, according to 44 percent of CFOs surveyed by Accountemps. A survey the accounting firm conducted shows how emotions are perceived in the workplace. “We’re all human, and sometimes emotions can get the best of us,” said Michael Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps, in a statement. “Workplace challenges are inevitable, […]


VR App Promotes Commercial Drivers' Awareness of Blind Spots

VR App Promotes Commercial Drivers’ Awareness of Blind Spots In addition to mirror adjustment, the app’s scenarios include identifying vehicles in blind spots, joining a motorway from a slip road, overtaking, and tailgating. These scenarios are offered for both left- and right-hand drive vehicles. Apr 30, 2018 Highways England, which operates, maintains, and improves England’s […]


SHEQContractor going up for Auction

The SHEQ Document management service, SHEQContractor, is going up for auction on Thurday 3 May 2018. The developers of the platform, Cygma Solutions are inviting interested parties to bid on a 100% take-over of the platform, after the Group sold its IT division to Africa Media Group. An Online Auction will go live on Thursday […]


6 Top Worker Safety Concerns from the NSC

April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day. Workers’ Memorial Day, annually celebrated on April 28, honors those who have been fatally injured. As a response, the National Safety Council (NSC) has released six of the top safety concerns on which companies should focus. “Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to remember those who lost their lives […]


DOUBLE DIPPING: Can an employee claim compensation for unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination in the same case?

DOUBLE DIPPING: Can an employee claim compensation for unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination in the same case? The Labour Court[1] recently confirmed that the two types of claims can indeed be made in the same case. The case concerned an employee who was dismissed by ABSA for gross misconduct. An internal enquiry had found her […]


Your small business security strategy

My first assignment as a Security Advisor was 15 years ago when I challenged the manager of a food retailer. He did not agree with my fees and I told him that he only need to pay me double the value of the items I will steal from his store. With a letter of agreement […]