Sheq Mag
Nelio Da Silva on 01/20/2020

At the heart of the matter

BLAKE GRACE, director of Ventria, a company that delivers an all-in-one managed automated external defibrillator (AED) solution, discusses sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of having an AED close at hand

SHEQ Management on 01/20/2020

Swift response to emergencies

With the correct first-aid training and equipment, employers can swiftly respond to medical emergencies and potentially save or minimise harm to an injured or distressed employee

SHEQ Management on 01/20/2020

Fire and emergency ready

No matter the industry, every workplace should be prepared for a fire or other emergencies by having trained employees, frequent drills and the correct equipment

SHEQ Management on 01/20/2020

Safety reports a click away

Although an important part of the job, administrative duties can be a time-consuming exercise for safety officers. With the correct software, record-keeping can be as simple as pressing a button

SHEQ Management on 01/20/2020

ISO addresses mental health

Mental health conditions are posing a new threat to workplace health and safety. ISO 45003 is aimed at guiding businesses on how to improve mental health among workers

SHEQ Management on 01/20/2020

Avoiding flying fists

An often-overlooked aspect of occupational health and safety (OHS) is preventing violence in the workplace – whether from an external threat, or interpersonal violence between co-workers

SHEQ Management on 01/20/2020

Cleanest air around

Rather than risking their reputations, pharmaceutical manufacturers are encouraged to invest in oil-free compressors that can achieve Class 0 contaminant-free compressed air

SHEQ Management on 01/16/2020

Preparing for hotter summers

As global temperatures rise, farm workers are at greater risk of suffering heat stress or heatstroke, which can be deadly. With new technology and some basic health practices, farmers can ensure their staff are safe in the summer heat

SHEQ Management on 01/16/2020

Addressing snake bites

Although medevac might at times be necessary, Remote Medical International cautions against making it the first response to snake bites, as valuable time is lost during the process

SHEQ Management on 01/16/2020

When something smells gassy

Whether it is toxic or flammable, a gas leak can be devasting. Fortunately, the right gas-detection technology can minimise harm to employees and the environment

SHEQ Management on 01/15/2020

Robotics assist in fighting MSDs

Manufacturing often requires employees to do repetitive work for a long period of time, which can result in injury. Fortunately, there are numerous technological innovations to help prevent these injuries

SHEQ Management on 01/15/2020

Greener future for transport

As global temperatures continue to rise, there is mounting pressure on the transport industry to be more environmentally friendly

SHEQ Management on 01/15/2020

Free screening highlights driver wellness

To celebrate transport month in October 2019, Engen once again launched its driver wellness campaign aimed at supporting the health of long-distance truck drivers in South Africa

SHEQ Management on 01/15/2020

Safe trucking starts behind the wheel

To improve vehicle performance and the safety of truck drivers and other road users, transport operators can invest in advanced or defensive driver training

SHEQ Management on 01/15/2020

Volkswagen produces world-class quality

The successful audit of the various quality-management systems in place at Volkswagen Group South Africa has reaffirmed the organisation’s position as a world-class manufacturer

SHEQ Management on 01/15/2020

Rotting food deadly to the environment

While decomposing food in a landfill is deadly to the environment, it has tremendous potential in composting bins; however, this requires diverting discarded food away from landfills

SHEQ Management on 01/14/2020

Germ-free grub

With thousands of deaths worldwide caused by food contamination, food manufacturers and distributors need to take particular care in ensuring contaminant-free work environments

SHEQ Management on 01/14/2020

Feet firmly planted

The food and beverage manufacturing industry needs to ensure the safety of its employees while meeting strict health requirements, but anti-slip, anti-fatigue and anti-bacterial solutions can make safety simpler

SHEQ Management on 01/14/2020

Dangers of zero-tolerance to cannabis

As cannabidiol (CBD) products become more freely available, companies need to prepare for how this might impact on zero-tolerance drug policies and cannabis testing

SHEQ Management on 01/14/2020

Safer sites with effective training

Employees in the construction industry often work with specialised equipment in dangerous environments that require very strict safety procedures. Micro-learning and virtual reality help workers comply with these safety regulations

SHEQ Management on 01/14/2020

Building greener

Whether it is sourcing alternative materials, reducing waste or innovating where homes are built, the construction industry will determine the greener cities of the future

SHEQ Management on 01/14/2020

More than just pins and needles

An often overlooked health and safety hazard for construction workers is the damage caused by extended exposure to vibrations from, for example, the use of power tools

Mariska Morris on 01/14/2020

A decade of award - winning safety

SGB-Cape snatched up a total of 17 awards for its impeccable safety standards at the 2019 NOSCAR Awards. MARISKA MORRIS gains some expert insights from this industry leader