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Local is still lekker
07/03/2020

The “local is lekker” slogan has been around for some time. The current pandemic-induced predicament has, however, made it even more crucial for South Africans – the general public and all organisations – to support local products

Building bridges
07/03/2020

How important are health and safety officers at construction sites? Johan Heyneke, health and safety consultant at Riscon Consultants, explores the issue

Accident prevention – are we slipping up?
07/03/2020

Sadly, and despite the ongoing hype around preventing accidents in the workplace, incidents continue to rise around the world. What’s the position in South Africa? LIANA SHAW investigates

The essential trio
07/02/2020

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
07/02/2020

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
07/02/2020

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
07/02/2020

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
07/02/2020

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
07/02/2020

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.