SHEQ Management on 06/26/2018

Beware changes to the OHS Act

The eighth Saiosh conference took place alongside the A-OSH Expo in May. Billed as the largest occupational health and safety (OHS) conference in Africa, it attracted some of the industry’s brightest thought leaders.

SHEQ Management on 06/26/2018

Saiosh at A-OSH 2018

A-OSH Expo 2018 proved to be particularly successful for Saiosh.

Andrew Sharman on 06/26/2018

Silicosis litigation - the settlement

With an out-of-court settlement taking place recently, the time is right to resolve the question of compensation for occupational diseases.

Hope Mugagga on 06/26/2018

Keep nothing under the table, except your shoes

"Unmanageable fraud and corruption" has been identified as one of South AFrica's top risks. Could Exploring the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System provide a solution?

Brett Solomon on 06/25/2018

A tough job

Occupational health - simply injuries on a different timeline.

Andrew Sharman on 06/25/2018

Back to the future

Preparing to speak to an audience of some 800 safety practitioners in Abu Dhabi recently, I pondered the evolution of the safety profession.

Brett Solomon on 06/25/2018

The US$ 9-trillion solution

How do we break through the safety ceiling? Implementing more safety systems or procedures is not the answer ... engaging our people is.

Gavin Myers on 06/22/2018

Telling stories and changing cultures

“Catch a man a fish and feed him for a day. Show him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” That proverb ran through my mind while attending the 2018 Saiosh conference

Andrew Sharman on 04/24/2018

The Frontier Psychologist

How can we revitalise employee motivation and interest in workplace safety? Andrew Sharman believes his new research shows the way forward

Brian Darlington on 04/24/2018

More lessons from the military

In the last issue we discussed the fact that, just as in the military, good leadership in business is important to ensure that employees and contractors return home safely at the end of each day. In both cases it is the leaders who are responsible for the safety of their teams

Gavin Myers on 04/24/2018

Traveling, safely...

Business travellers worldwide are becoming more astute to possible health and safety risks when abroad, and, happily, this is happening at a rapidly increasing rate

Hope Mugagga on 03/09/2018

Build a resilient organisation

The governance, risk and control crises impacting on several companies on our shores and globally cannot go unnoticed. We take a look at how organisations can be resilient amongst all the turmoil threatening their existence

Albert Mushai on 03/09/2018

Theory of Externalities and workmen’s compensation

What are the proper roles of labour, the private sector and government in the provision and operation of workmen’s compensation? The economic theory of externalities provides an excellent framework to answer these and other questions relating to workmen’s compensation

Andrew Sharman on 03/07/2018

The Happiness Advantage

In many instances safety articles are aimed at the safety professionals. However, it is important for leaders to take responsibility for the safety of their teams when driving for desired safety cultures and maturity levels

Brian Darlington on 03/07/2018

Taking a lesson from the military

In many instances safety articles are aimed at the safety professionals. However, it is important for leaders to take responsibility for the safety of their teams when driving for desired safety cultures and maturity levels

Gavin Myers on 12/01/2017

Zero concern, maximum harm

“Zero harm”. You read about the concept in just about every issue of SHEQ MANAGEMENT. Can the concept be applied to South Africa’s current leadership conundrum?

Brian Darlington on 12/01/2017

As sweet as honey

Making safety the easy choice means making it as easy as possible for employees to follow the correct procedures - and giving greater consideration to the risk than the reward

Andrew Sharman on 11/30/2017

You’re gonna need a bigger boat

It’s been more than 40 years since the movie Jaws scared us all out of the water. yet there is much that movie can teach us about organisational culture and the work of the safety practitioner