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SHEQ Management on 10/14/2019

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.

SHEQ Management on 10/14/2019

Fibre composite breakthrough

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute claims a material milestone in the development of bio-based fibre composites

SHEQ Management on 10/14/2019

Hyundai develops wearable exoskeleton

Hyundai has developed a Vest EXoskeleton (VEX) – a wearable robot created to assist industrial workers who spend long hours working in overhead environments.

Sheq Management on 08/14/2019

Drone to the rescue

When a leak in a boiler at a coal-fired power station in Limpopo recently threatened electricity supply, a drone was deployed to carry out an assessment of the damage – marking the first time the utility had used the technology for confined-space emergency inspection.

Sheq Management on 08/14/2019

Risk averse or dangerously ambivalent?

A survey conducted by DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) – the 2018 Global Operations Risk Survey of Corporate Leaders – has revealed startling findings. Based on interviews with executives from more than 350 companies – with 60 percent representing high-hazard industries such as mining and metals – the results illustrate how company executives are not adequately identifying and preparing for risks that can have potentially catastrophic implications on business operations, employees and society.

Sheq Management on 06/13/2019

NOSA Testing method now accredited for waste water

Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and is vital to human health. The South African National Standard (SANS) 241 Drinking Water Specification states the minimum requirements for potable water to be considered safe for human consumption. This includes effluent water generated in multiple operations in myriad industries, including mining, food and industrial processes.

Sheq Management on 06/13/2019

RTMS certification delivers practical outcomes

The ability of the Road Transport Management System (RTMS) certification to deliver practical outcomes for businesses was demonstrated recently at a workshop hosted by Coca-Cola Beverages SA at its plant at Olifantsfontein.

Sheq Management on 06/13/2019

New app for business travellers

As part of its duty of care Travel Smart solution, Chubb has announced the launch of an innovative app for business travellers. Designed to help employees of companies to manage and mitigate risks associated with work-related travel, the app facilitates a range of services that encompass direct access to medical and security assistance, as well as live, location-based alerts to help them avoid trouble and stay safe.

Sheq Management on 04/17/2019

NOSA accredited for CO2 analysis and testing

When it comes to beverages, carbon dioxide (CO2) provides effervescence, a level of acidity and some protection against microbiological growth. It provides all this without the beverage looking, smelling or tasting strange, and without any undesirable levels of trace impurities.

Sheq Management on 04/17/2019

Trade expo to maximise business growth in Botswana

Electra Mining Botswana is the Botswana home of Africa’s leading mining, industrial and power-generation expo. Powered by Electra Mining Africa, this niche trade show has been specially designed to maximise business growth in Botswana.

Sheq Management on 02/20/2019

Alleviating the skills deficit in African energy

Being rich in natural resources for power generation and demonstrating an increased interest in low-carbon technologies, battery storage, distributed generation solutions and integrated grids, Africa’s energy space is experiencing a progressive evolution.

Sheq Management on 02/20/2019

Merit rebates prove effective for FEM members

Every year, the the Federated Employees’ Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) awards merit rebates to those of its 5 000 members with a favourable track record of upholding good health and safety standards for their employees.

Sheq Management on 10/24/2018

Elevating safety solutions in work at height

On August 27, Gravity Training, in conjunction with Cairnmead, hosted the work-at-height safety workshop at the Gravity Training venue. The event was noteworthy in that it brought together some of the key role-players in the construction and telecoms industries, and highlighted shared concerns, demands, requirements and significance of work-at-height safety needs across various industries.

Sheq Management on 10/24/2018

A liquid-nitrogen solution to prevent agriculture loss

Dearman, a technology company delivering zero-emission, clean cooling and power solutions, has launched a new project aimed at reducing wasted harvests in South Africa. The project is backed by grant funds from the Department for International Development.

Sheq Management on 10/24/2018

Porsche drops diesel, gears up for electric future

Having risen in prominence during the last decade for its low fuel consumption and generally low emissions, the diesel engine made its way into just about every class of vehicle on the road – even into those from sports-car manufacturer, Porsche.

Sheq Management on 10/24/2018

What went wrong at Grenfell?

While a number of fires in the Gauteng region have held the headlines over the past few months, the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy – which occurred on June 14 in West London, United Kingdom (UK) – has been concluded.

SHEQ Management on 06/22/2018

Harvesting icebergs to save the Mother City

Harvesting icebergs was one of the solutions offered to assist with the water shortages in Cape Town. At the African Utility Week Conference, held in the Mother City in May, Peter Flower, director of water and sanitation in the City of Cape Town, told delegates that the City still needs to reduce water consumption (to 450-million litres per day) to keep Day Zero at bay. With the current usage (of 500-million litres per day) the situation remains dire.

SHEQ Management on 06/22/2018

Maximum production, minimal injuries

Production output in the mining industry is predicated on the smooth functioning of machines, processes and people. Back-to-back shifts are needed to realise full production potential – but it only takes one incident to jeopardise the entire system.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2018

Magic eight for A-OSH

For eight years the annual A-OSH Expo has provided a platform for knowledge exchange and relationship building, as well as for the sharing of information on the latest thinking, products, trends and legislation within the occupational health and safety (OHS) sphere.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2018

VW gasses out coal

Did you know that the Volkswagen Group owns a power plant at each of its two production plants in Wolfsburg, Germany? They provide most of the power consumed at these plants – as well as five others in Germany – and generate heat for the plants and the city of Wolfsburg

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2018

Water and oil do not mix

According to the Recycling Oil Saves the Environment (ROSE) Foundation, used oil contains harmful compounds and carcinogens that can easily contaminate the environment, especially if thrown down drains, into landfills, or onto the ground where it leaches into the water table.

SHEQ Management on 03/07/2018

Self-service bulk ATM to eliminate paperwork and reconciliation

Cash Connect has officially launched the bulk deposit acceptor (BDA) device. The compact under-counter cash deposit system allows bulk note and coin deposits to be processed quickly and easily. The device has been tested countrywide and is now live.