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Consistent policies and continuous testing are key to curbing alcohol abuse in the workplace
Consistent policies and continuous testing are key to curbing alcohol abuse in the workplace The festive season may be over for another year, but this is no reason for organisations to reduce their efforts to curb alcohol consumption in the workplace. The reality is that South Africa has a drinking culture, and alcohol abuse is a problem throughout the year and not just over the December period. Applying policies and testing solely during this time is simply not the most effective method, nor is it compliant with health and safety regulations. In 2015 organisations should look towards implementing alcohol testing policies that are consistently enforced throughout the year, and not selectively during the festive season, for more effective control and improved health and safety compliance. For many organisations, especially transportation and logistics companies, the festive season is particularly challenging with regard to ensuring drivers do not operate under the influenc
Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi commends successful mine rescue operation
Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi commends successful mine rescue operationMineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi has commended the work done in ensuring that miners trapped underground yesterday at Harmony’s Kusasalethu mine were all successfully brought to surface.   The incident occurred yesterday morning, 22 February 2015 at 75 level, approx
Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi visits Kusasalethu mine
Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi visits Kusasalethu mineMineral Resources Minister, Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi, will today, 23 February 2015, visit the Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine. The visit comes after about 486 miners were yesterday trapped after fire brokeout underground.   For media enquiries, contact: Phuthi Mabelebele Cell: 076
North Safety Products Africa shows promising growth in PPE
North Safety Products Africa shows promising growth in PPE North Safety Products Africa continues to grow as one of South Africa’s leading providers of personal safety-related products for the workplace, with particular focus being placed on customer service, expansion into Africa and strategic business partnerships.      Th
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Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Organisations are required by law to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which specifies a zero tolerance approach to intoxicat
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
 Johnson Controls has released turnkey software to manage and control X-ray machines used in mines and elsewhere for security. The P2000 X-Ray so
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
 Mining is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, as it has high potential for occupational accidents. The nature of the industry, howe
Digital Radio to improve mine safety
Digital Radio to improve mine safety
 When man and machine work close together confined spaces like, it takes high levels of consistent vigilance to ensure safe and profitable mining
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