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.

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.