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Sheq Management on 02/26/2019

Keeping danger in eye sight

Protective eyewear ranges from simple, impact-resistant safety glasses to ultraviolet (UV) or chemical-resistant eye protection. It is, therefore, important to use the correct eyewear for the application

Sheq Management on 02/26/2019

Gold in your rubbish

While the word gold conjures up images of shiny jewellery and stacked gold bars, gold is also used in the manufacture of many electronic goods, which can be recycled for cash.

Sheq Management on 02/26/2019

Efficient air purification reduces risk

Dust collection is integral to reducing risk and providing a safe and clean working environment in many industries. SHEQ MANAGEMENT discusses some of the options available.

Sheq Management on 02/26/2019

When a ladder doesn't cut it

Falls from height are a leading cause of occupational injury worldwide. According to the Health and Safety Executive, the United Kingdom’s 2018 Annual Statistics show that 27 percent of fatalities at work were as a result of falls.

Sheq Management on 02/25/2019

Training for a jack of all trades

Occupational health and safety (OHS) officers have many different roles in an organisation; from creating a safety culture to administering first aid. SHEQ MANAGEMENT investigates the various roles and the necessary training required.

Sheq Management on 02/25/2019

Sustainable substance-abuse policies

Substance abuse among employees poses a great risk to employers, and fellow employees in the workplace. However, simply dismissing an employee, who is under the influence, might not be the most sustainable approach

Sheq Management on 02/21/2019

Information protected: the PoPI way

As the implementation date for the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act looms, companies need to review how they gather, process and retain personal information, or they could face hefty fines and irreversible reputational damage.

Gavin Myers on 02/21/2019

Staving off strikes

South Africa is no stranger to strike action. Sadly, while workers have the right to strike, these often turn violent. Is this a risk that can be managed?

Sheq Management on 01/10/2019

Overflowing trophy case for SGB-Cape

SGB-Cape, a leading South African access, marine and event scaffolding supplier, was honoured at the Noscar Awards, hosted by the National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA).

Sheq Management on 01/10/2019

Establishing a safe workplace

The role of a security officer is pivotal in ensuring the safety of personnel within a workplace. To be effective, security officers must be provided with the correct tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE).

Sheq Management on 01/08/2019

When the sirens go off

Despite all the precautions taken to avoid human error, incidents are still a very real possibility, and occupational health and safety (OHS) officers need to have their fire and emergency systems in place to quickly and effectively respond to emergencies.

Sheq Management on 01/08/2019

Guiding health and safety

Legislation on health and safety in South Africa is complex and can appear overwhelming, but it offers the industry some guidance on best practices and obligations, while software can play an important role in compliance.

Sheq Management on 01/08/2019

Why legalities should be left to a legal professional

With highly qualified staff and two decades of experience in the industry, Mark Dittke Attorneys offers specialised services in the fields of health and safety, environment and foodstuffs to simplify compliance with legislation and standards.

Jerry Rumdunee on 01/08/2019

A new standard for OHS management systems

The new, internationally accepted occupational health and safety management systems standard requires the entire system to act as a preventative tool rather than a guideline to meeting regulations

Sheq Management on 01/08/2019

First line of defence

While it is important to have occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and practices in place, it is often the PPE that acts as the first line of defence against injury.

Sheq Management on 01/08/2019

Protecting the biggest asset

Employees are undoubtedly one of the biggest assets to any organisation. It is important to ensure the physical and mental well-being of employees to increase workplace satisfaction, retain talent and reduce employee-related costs.

Sheq Management on 01/08/2019

Stamp of approval

Investing in health and safety training and certification helps prevent injuries in the workplace and saves companies money in the long run. There are numerous courses available.

Sheq Management on 01/07/2019

Harvesting the rewards of safe farming

Agriculture is essential to the welfare of a country. Good farming processes feed a nation, while poor farming methods could endanger the lives of more than just the farmers. SHEQ MANAGEMENT takes a look at occupational health and safety in agriculture.

Brian Darlington on 01/07/2019

Forestry: High risk, but manageable

Forestry is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unsafe. BRIAN DARLINGTON shares some tips to ensuring a safe work environment

Sheq Management on 01/07/2019

Putting productivity back in production

While the engineering and manufacturing industry faces many challenges, employee safety is one of the most important. Investing in quality personal protective equipment (PPE), adapting processes and providing the right training can help overcome these challenges

Sheq Management on 01/07/2019

Minimising the impact of petrochemicals

While almost everyone depends on the petrochemical industry for fuel to operate machinery, travel or cook, the industry has a responsibility to ensure that its impact on the environment is kept to the minimum. Occupational health and safety (OHS) standards can be key to achieving this.

Sheq Management on 01/07/2019

Safety behind the wheel

The transport industry is the backbone of the country’s economy, and ensuring drivers are healthy and safe is critical to a smooth-running supply chain. Occupational health and safety (OHS) officers need to cover everything from alcohol and drug prevention to trauma counselling and spill kits.

Sheq Management on 01/07/2019

With a pinch of safety

When preventing contamination from pests and bacteria while protecting employees, the food and beverage industry has many occupational health and safety (OHS) factors to consider.