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SHEQ Management on 08/17/2020

Uvex aids frontline workers

This year, Uvex Safety South Africa – a subsidiary of the Uvex Safety Group, a German family-owned personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer established in 1926 – is celebrating 25 years of being a proudly South African subsidiary.

SHEQ Management on 08/17/2020

Smooth sailing

As chemical and related processing technology becomes more complex, the need for safe and efficient support equipment for these operations has become more critical.

SHEQ Management on 08/17/2020

Keeping the flames at bay

Fire suppression systems for vehicles have been on the market for decades. Growth within the electric and hybrid-electric vehicle industry has, however, accelerated the demand for new fire suppression technologies.

SHEQ Management on 08/17/2020

Cloud of suspicion?

The latest research from Netskope, a security cloud service provider, has found that 44% of security threats start in the cloud. Hackers target popular cloud apps and services using well-known techniques of phishing and malware to get access to valuable enterprise data.

SHEQ Management on 07/02/2020

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.

SHEQ Management on 07/02/2020

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.

SHEQ Management on 07/02/2020

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.

SHEQ Management on 07/02/2020

On to the new normal?

The Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA) Covid-19 Think Tank, sponsored by LexisNexis South Africa, brought together experts from various risk backgrounds to talk about what the future will look like, what business and legislators need to consider and what level of risk could be on the horizon.

SHEQ Management on 07/02/2020

Ford ups its quality with paint defect detection

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has invested extensively in cutting-edge production and quality systems that ensure its vehicles meet the most stringent of standards.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2020

Hyundai switches to solar

To reduce its carbon footprint and battle the effects of load shedding, Hyundai Automotive South Africa has installed a solar energy system at its parts distribution centre in Germiston.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2020

Sisi launches new lifestyle magazine for women

Women’s personal protection equipment manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear has launched a quarterly lifestyle magazine specifically targeted at women who work in heavy industries, such as mining and manufacturing.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2020

Electrifying mobility

Volkswagen Group South Africa has launched an e-Golf pilot project, which will see six fully electric vehicles being tested by motoring and lifestyle media, selected dealers, as well as Volkswagen employees.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2020

Third-rate road safety in developing countries

Each year, an estimated 1,35 million people lose their lives in traffic accidents. It’s no wonder that Volvo Cars called on United Nations delegates in February, during the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety – hosted by Sweden and the World Health Organization (WHO) – to address deep-rooted road safety inequality.

SHEQ Management on 02/17/2020

Plastics association reacts to South Africa’s water woes

South Africa’s deepening water crisis appears to be firmly on President Cyril Ramaphosa's mind. Recently, in an open letter published in the media, he painted a grim picture of the country’s threatening water woes.

SHEQ Management on 02/17/2020

Looking ahead to 2020 Vision

Three shows under one roof – that was the positive experience of over 10 000 visitors to Gallagher Convention Centre in May last year. They were there to experience the co-located trade shows that spanned three different, yet related, working areas – Securex South Africa, the continent’s biggest security and fire trade show; A-OSH Expo, Africa’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) exhibition; and a newly revamped Facilities Management Expo.

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.