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

The essential trio

There is a problem-solving principle that exists within the philosophical field known as Occam’s Razor. In layman’s terms, it advises that the simplest explanation is often the best one. Here’s a plea to employers

Risk communication: For better or worse

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that there is no better time to communicate than during a time of crisis, and the uncertainty it’s created reminds us that risk will always be part of life

Volenti non fit injuria

There was a time employees who were injured at work were unsuccessful if they attempted to obtain compensation by suing their employers. Dr Albert Mushai, Professor Robert Vivian and BCom Honours student Sekitla Segowa take a look at the origin of the volenti non fit injuria defence in occupational injury claims

Safety-critical software targeting Covid-19

Gas and flame equipment specialist Trigas Agencies is helping in the fight against Covid-19: it’s distributing an exciting offering from Blackline Safety – a global safety-technology provider.

Saiosh lends a helping hand

The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), the recognised professional body for occupational health and safety in South Africa, and its members are playing a crucial role during these unprecedented and challenging times.

Keeping Covid-19 in check

Condition monitoring specialist WearCheck has created its HealthCheck disinfectant “d-tunnel” – which can be situated at the entrance to work-sites or public spaces, spraying every person with human-friendly disinfectant.