Brian Darlington on 08/20/2018

Giving safety a sporting chance 

Safety is not a sport, and all sporting disciplines are not safe. Nevertheless, we can and should take safety principles from sport into the workplace, to guide our approach to safety in industry.

Andrew Sharman on 08/20/2018

Mastering your mind

Whether stressed out at work, or sitting on Venice Beach sipping an aromatic coffee, the ability to be mindful and live in the moment can have profound effects on one’s life.

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