Sheq Mag
Deborah Rudman on 10/17/2019

Indoor air quality: a “creeping blight”

Startling – and disquieting – revelations about the condition of the air that we breathe were made by Julie Riggs at the 2019 Saiosh Health and Safety Conference. DEBORAH RUDMAN reports

Mariska Morris on 10/17/2019

Addressing noise in the workplace

Whether it is constant chatter in the office, or loud drilling on a construction site, noise pollution can result in an unproductive workplace. MARISKA MORRIS looks at some of the approaches to preventing noise in the workplace

Liana Shaw on 10/17/2019

Health and safety: core values in world’s largest chocolate factory

Deemed a super food by scientists, courtesy of its anti-oxidant properties, chocolate tops the list of best-loved “treats”. LIANA SHAW explores the world’s largest chocolate factory, based in the Netherlands, to find out how its so-called Value Based Leadership initiative is enhancing plant health and safety

Mariska Morris on 10/15/2019

Gaining expert insights at Noshcon

From the benefits of micro-learning to preventing workplace violence, the annual Noshcon Conference once again provided occupational health and safety (OHS) officers with invaluable expert insights and advice. MARISKA MORRIS attended

Mariska Morris on 10/15/2019

Drug-a-lysers to curb cannabis use

With the decriminalisation of cannabis in South Africa, traditional drug policies and testing for marijuana are insufficient. MARISKA MORRIS investigates how companies can effectively prevent cannabis use in the workplace

SHEQ Management on 10/15/2019

SA tightens landfill laws

Waste management companies are urged to get to grips with legislation that outlaws the disposal of liquid waste at landfills

SHEQ Management on 10/15/2019

Health and safety in space

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, setting health and safety standards for space-flight risks remains a challenge

SHEQ Management on 10/15/2019

New NOSA service offering enhances businesses

To keep up with international business trends, Nosa is embarking on a digitisation journey to become a business enhancer, starting with the acquisition of IsoMetrix. Nosa Group CEO Karl Campbell provides some insights

Deborah Rudman on 10/15/2019

Understanding OHS and your legal liability

“Do we want to see company executives going to jail in the aftermath of a workplace disaster in which lives are lost?” This question was posed at the 2019 Saiosh Health and Safety Conference. DEBORAH RUDMAN reports

SHEQ Management on 10/15/2019

Pursuing a higher purpose

The first black African female actuary Ndivhuwo Manyonga finds herself pursuing a higher purpose as CEO of FEM. She shares some insights into her journey

Sheq Management on 08/20/2019

Join the directional revolution

Once in a while you come across an idea so simple it can revolutionise a country. Claw Boots, with its COME n GO concept, has done just that!

Mariska Morris on 08/20/2019

Selecting PPE the right way

As every occupational health and safety officer knows, it is not just about providing personal protective equipment (PPE). Businesses need to invest in the correct PPE. MARISKA MORRIS reports on what the experts have to say

Mariska Morris on 08/20/2019

What Chernobyl taught the world

Occupational health and safety officers can learn a lot about safety from the newly released HBO mini-series on the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. MARISKA MORRIS shares some of the lessons learned

Sheq Management on 08/19/2019

Insurance risks and cyber crime

South Africa’s legal professionals have become major targets in cyberattacks that have seen billions of rand lost to criminals each year

Sheq Management on 08/19/2019

Reaching safety’s tipping point?

Having spent a month in Canada, where he attended three conferences addressed by experts in health and safety, Mathew Goncalves has come to believe that it is time to challenge the philosophies and foundations upon which safety has been built

Wanita Wallace on 08/19/2019

Slip and fall prevention – need to know

Slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of accidents in the workplace and could lead to serious injury, or even death. WANITA WALLACE finds out more

Wanita Wallace on 08/19/2019

Stealing the sands of time

Sand builds the world around us – but it is running out. Worse, much of it is being mined illegally, not only in South Africa, but in other parts of the world. WANITA WALLACE reports

Deborah Rudman on 08/15/2019

The future of work: shaping a human-centred workplace

“The focus of occupational health and safety (OHS) should be on insights, not incidents.” This was among the observations made at the 2019 Saiosh Health and Safety Conference. DEBORAH RUDMAN reports

Sheq Management on 08/14/2019

Safetember all about heights

The annual Safetember campaign returns with a focus on preventing falls from heights – the second most-common cause of fatal accidents in the construction industry

Winter Murdoch on 08/14/2019

The changing face of OHS

Moves by the Department of Employment and Labour to employ an additional 500 occupational health and safety (OHS) inspectors are likely to have far-reaching implications for the profession in South Africa.

Liana Shaw on 06/18/2019

Workplace equality an elusive concept, for now 

With 2018 highlighting movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, which actively denounce the unequal treatment of women, one could argue that women are finally on their way towards meaningful change, even in the workplace, but is this the case? LIANA SHAW reports

Mariska Morris on 06/18/2019

War on single-use plastic

Plastics SA believes the ban of single-use plastic bags by retailers, shopping malls and even countries is a rash response. MARISKA MORRIS investigates whether this is mass hysteria or the best solution to single-use plastic waste

Sheq Management on 06/18/2019

The kind of rubber that really matters

With the introduction of dual-compound rubber-soling technology in Africa, footwear can now offer better durability and more comfort

Sheq Management on 06/18/2019

Training to save lives

From relocating its Johannesburg training facilities and complying with new regulations to the importance of first-aid training, St John South Africa used the 2019 A-OSH Expo as an opportunity to inform