Assign, Designate or Appoint? What’s the difference?

One of the key debates in OHS compliance, particularly in the Construction Industry, is the appointment of persons in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. (South Africa). Throughout the Act, references are made to assigning duties, designating persons or appointing persons. Yet, OHS practice have decided that all three shall mean “appoint”. This…

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Theatrics is defined as excessively emotional and dramatic behaviour and no person will ever see a better show than watching two Occupational Safety and Health Officers on a construction site. The curtain is called the Safety File. And the two actors are arguing on why this file is not approved. Do yourself a favour, and […]