Sheq Mag

Most essential bath ever taken

While prevention is always the best approach, companies should be equipped to reduce harm once an accident occurs. MARISKA MORRIS takes a look at how safety showers and eyebaths can assist employees who are exposed to hazardous chemicals

Managing substance abuse in the workplace

OHS professionals have an important role to play in providing remedies in the workplace for substance abusers

Global unity under threat at UN Climate Change Conference

Differing views hold sway as negotiators fail to reach consensus on measures to reduce global warming

Workmen’s compensation and volunteers

Are volunteer emergency responders – such as a firefighters – entitled to claim compensation if they are injured on duty? ALBERT MUSHAI and ROBERT VIVIAN examine the question

Outlining Saiosh’s Code of Conduct

Professionals often face ethical dilemmas while carrying out their duties. Saiosh is governed by a constitution, a code of conduct and by disciplinary procedures

Selling safety

Can ideas that work well in the world of sales be applied to improving health and safety performance in the workplace? ANDREW SHARMAN and DARREN SUTTON outline some concepts

Plastics association reacts to South Africa’s water woes

South Africa’s deepening water crisis appears to be firmly on President Cyril Ramaphosa's mind. Recently, in an open letter published in the media, he painted a grim picture of the country’s threatening water woes.

Looking ahead to 2020 Vision

Three shows under one roof – that was the positive experience of over 10 000 visitors to Gallagher Convention Centre in May last year. They were there to experience the co-located trade shows that spanned three different, yet related, working areas – Securex South Africa, the continent’s biggest security and fire trade show; A-OSH Expo, Africa’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) exhibition; and a newly revamped Facilities Management Expo.

Championing refrigerant recovery and reclamation

Speciality chemicals supplier A-Gas South Africa claims to be taking the lead in preventing the venting of refrigerants into the atmosphere, which not only damages the ozone layer, but contributes to global warming.