Hazardous Chemical Substances – What’s inside the MSDS?

When it comes to the control of exposure to hazardous chemical substances, the Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS provides more value than just being an item on a checklist. It is a vital document that gives us a few key pieces of information regarding the “personality” of the chemical or mixture which we can […]

Red Tape Bill and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

The “Red Tape Bill” formally known as the Ease of Doing Business Bill, is currently making its way through the legislature. The Bill, which aims inter alia to provide for for the assessment of regulatory measures developed by the Executive, members and committees of Parliament and self-regulatory bodies, so as to consider the socio-economic impact […]

Why directors and managers need to “get involved” in Safety

It is common practice for directors and managers to send their safety officers on courses and seminars relating to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. But where these seminars are aimed at Board and Exco level, there’s a very good reason why the safety officer should be excluded. “If you are calling from Vodacom,...

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The Free ebook worth R5600?

It’s one of those mind-boggling special offers that reach your inbox from time to time. You can now save R5600 for something you never should have to buy in the first place, but curiosity and sex are great sellers. The purpose of this e-book guide is to provide users with a better understanding of the...

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Dear 16(1)

I, the 17(2) here by notify you, the 16(1) of my intention to exercise my powers contemplated in 18(1)(g) and request that the GMR2(1), and yourself accompany me during this time. This notice is also available in plain English, but since the official language of the 16(2) is Oshalese, I am obliged to write hogwash. ...

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The Importance of a Balanced Risk Culture in creating Safer Work

Human life is based on duality. Our entire thinking is based on polar opposites. North vs South; Good vs Evil, Hot vs Cold, etc etc. And this duality culture has also found its way into the workplace. The “us and them”, the master and slave, the Employer and the Employee. The WorkSafe Philosophy has been...

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Another Record Breaking Achievement for SA Workplaces

We are now entering year 15 and the amendments to the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulation, 2007 is still not in sight. The call for public comments on the amendment published in June 2021 has been withdrawn in September and new amendments were published, again subject to comments. One of the key reasons for the delay is...

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