Sheq Mag

Unmasking local innovation

With the world on lockdown, local businesses are innovating to ensure essential products are still available. We celebrate these unsung heroes

These boots are made for working

Injuries in the workplace are a sobering reality, impacting negatively on both employees and employers. In this issue, LIANA SHAW looks at the importance of specialised footwear as a way to minimise accidents in the workplace

Below zero

Oymyakon, Russia, is reportedly the coldest inhabited place on Earth. During November the average temperature is a shivering -39°C. We grab our mittens and discover what challenges workers face in extreme cold

Beliefs drive behaviour

Kyle Bloch highlights how our beliefs and assumptions influence our actions, especially during emergency situations, and provides pointers on how employers can promote a culture of safety

What can South Africa Learn from UK Developments?

The workplace is a complex environment in more ways than most people might think. Various factors operate synergistically or in isolation to produce undesirable outcomes. Consequently, occupational health and safety risks are invariably dynamic and evolving

The rise of Saiosh

The year 2020 is special for Saiosh, an organisation established by dedicated industry professionals in 2010. A decade later, with more than 15 000 members, Saiosh is the only South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) certified body and the largest entity of OHS professionals in Africa

Hyundai switches to solar

To reduce its carbon footprint and battle the effects of load shedding, Hyundai Automotive South Africa has installed a solar energy system at its parts distribution centre in Germiston.

Sisi launches new lifestyle magazine for women

Women’s personal protection equipment manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear has launched a quarterly lifestyle magazine specifically targeted at women who work in heavy industries, such as mining and manufacturing.

Electrifying mobility

Volkswagen Group South Africa has launched an e-Golf pilot project, which will see six fully electric vehicles being tested by motoring and lifestyle media, selected dealers, as well as Volkswagen employees.