Sheq Mag
Andrew Sharman on 02/21/2019

Be here, now

On a trip to Zimbabwe, I discovered the secret to exemplary safety performance and the key to a happier, healthier and more meaningful life.

Sanjay Munnoo on 02/21/2019

A year in review

Saiosh experienced phenomenal growth in 2018 with the implementation of exciting projects and initiatives to improve its benefits for members.

Brian Darlington on 02/20/2019

Being part of “group safety”

It’s human nature for people to need to “belong” and "be accepted", and this has a direct effect on their behaviour

Brett Solomon on 02/20/2019

The psychology of influence

Understanding how the human brain works, and how the hormones it produces affect our actions, is a key tool in fostering healthy relationships and positive attitudes

Hope Kiwekete on 02/20/2019

When risk controls fail

During December 2018, I experienced a scenario that could trigger a debate on what happens when risk controls fail

Gavin Myers on 02/20/2019

Male-specific cancers and the workplace

Our readers need no introduction to issues of occupational health, but what about a very real health concern that is affecting countless men around the country?

Hope Kiwekete on 01/08/2019

Achieving sustained success with ISO 9004:2018

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published its new quality management standard, ISO 9004:2018, which aims to help companies achieve sustained success.

Brett Solomon on 12/14/2018

Human side of safety

To create a successful health and safety culture in an organisation, it is important to invest in the employees and management to ensure that they are engaged and committed to a safer environment and a more successful business.

Andrew Sharman on 12/14/2018

Better behavioural safety

How can we influence behaviour at work to maximise safety? the answer lies in taking a broader view, listening to Madiba, and learning from sports greats such as Francois Pienaar and Bryan Habana.

Sheq Management on 12/14/2018

Get registered today!

Occupational Health and Safety officers can register with the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH) to obtain a designation, stay updated on legislation and access the numerous other benefits including bursary funding

Neels Nortje on 10/25/2018

Saiosh attends IOSH 2018

For the first time, Saiosh was invited to attend the annual conference of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in the United Kingdom (UK). Saiosh CEO, Neels Nortje, represented the local institute

Dr. Sophia Kisting on 10/25/2018

The compensation conundrum

Compensation can be utilised to incentivise for the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries

Hope Kiwekete on 10/25/2018

Jumping without a 'chute?

Why do some employers fail to manage occupational health and safety (OHS) risks?

Andrew Sharman on 10/24/2018

Driven to distraction

A recent study by the World Health Organisation reveals that there are now more mobile phones than people on the planet. So perhaps we shouldn't be surprised to learn that mobile use is now the biggest cause of death at the wheel around the globe. In this article, Andrew Sharman explores the psychology of distraction on the road and in the workplace

Brian Darlington on 10/24/2018

Take a lesson or two from scuba divers

The importance of following the rules can never be overstressed - especially when you risk a pulmonary embolism, are sitting on the sea bed with manta rays, or conducting your everyday work

Gavin Myers on 10/24/2018

Keeping your head

I suffered a bit of a health and safety blunder at home a few weeks ago...

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.