Sheq Mag

Workplace equality an elusive concept, for now 
06/18/2019

With 2018 highlighting movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, which actively denounce the unequal treatment of women, one could argue that women are finally on their way towards meaningful change, even in the workplace, but is this the case? LIANA SHAW reports

War on single-use plastic
06/18/2019

Plastics SA believes the ban of single-use plastic bags by retailers, shopping malls and even countries is a rash response. MARISKA MORRIS investigates whether this is mass hysteria or the best solution to single-use plastic waste

The kind of rubber that really matters
06/18/2019

With the introduction of dual-compound rubber-soling technology in Africa, footwear can now offer better durability and more comfort

Mental health affects safety!
06/14/2019

For some time now, I’ve been wanting to write about mental health - a condition that affects so many lives

Saiosh Conference - roaring success yet again!
06/14/2019

The ninth iteration of the annual conference of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) saw a large turnout of attendees from all spheres of the occupational health and safety (OHS) sector. The SHEQ MANAGEMENT team was there in full force too! This report was filed by DEBORAH RUDMAN, MARISKA MORRIS and CHARLEEN CLARKE - and they concur that this was the best Saiosh conference to date. Here are just some of the highlights

Silicosis compensation: whose problem is it?
06/14/2019

Evidence suggests that trusts do not provide the best solutions to the problems of compensation for occupational diseases - especially when dealing with the magnitude of silicosis claims in South Africa

Fire-protection regulatory framework ‘immature’
06/13/2019

The nature of retail stores implies that there will always be a degree of fire risk to which shoppers or retailers are exposed

NOSA Testing method now accredited for waste water
06/13/2019

Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and is vital to human health. The South African National Standard (SANS) 241 Drinking Water Specification states the minimum requirements for potable water to be considered safe for human consumption. This includes effluent water generated in multiple operations in myriad industries, including mining, food and industrial processes.

RTMS certification delivers practical outcomes
06/13/2019

The ability of the Road Transport Management System (RTMS) certification to deliver practical outcomes for businesses was demonstrated recently at a workshop hosted by Coca-Cola Beverages SA at its plant at Olifantsfontein.