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Safety in the Workplace – Protective Wear
Safety in the Workplace – Protective WearHazards are present in almost every workplace. The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, requires the employer to bring about and maintain, as far as ‘reasonably practicable’, a work environment that is safe and without risk to the health of the workers. This means that it is every employer’s responsibility to ensure a safe working environment for employees, in almost every industry (there are exceptions). Unfortunately accidents do occur, some of which are unavoidable. This is why there are certain safety measures in place regarding personal protective equipment, to protect employers against hazards, to prevent injury as far as possible. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a crucial part of protecting workers form work-related injuries, and can be seen as the first source of protection, but should be the last form of defence (as hazards should be eliminate
2nd Annual Coal Transportation Africa Summit
2nd Annual Coal Transportation Africa SummitThe 2nd Annual Coal Transportation Africa Summit will be held on the 19th and 20th of May 2015 at Indaba Hotel Fourways, Johannesburg. Please click on the link to download the full brochure.
40 Suspects arrested of illegal gold dealing syndicate
40 Suspects arrested of illegal gold dealing syndicate The Hawks, members of the Special Task Force and Crime Intelligence broke the backbone of an alleged transnational syndicate dealing in precious metal in Johannesburg on Thursday. This comes as a result of an 18-month, intensive investigation into the underworld syndicate that allegedly contr
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 Decem
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Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
Question: We are a […] testing laboratory. We were employed to perform testing for a contractor who is busy on a project for a new mine. Rig
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
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