From category archives: Health and Safety and the South African Entrepreneur

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What are the benefits of ergonomics interventions at work?

The draft Ergonomics Regulations were sent out for comment in 2017. The relevance of addressing ergonomics in all environments is to limit the exposure of workers to musculoskeletal disorders that result in increased absenteeism and decreased productivity. Simple, inexpensive ergonomic interventions and measures can be taken that could have significant returns on investment. We offer a variety of services relating to ergonomics, from training to ergonomic risk assessments, to high level ergonomic investigations. Please contact us for further information and your free quotation.

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THE WORLD DAY FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY, 28 April, 2018: PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AT WORK

Employers have an obligation to protect employees at work. Children (between 15 and 18) who look for work need to be protected from risks and hazards as their bodies are still developing, and they do not have the skills to always assess risk.

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RESPIRATORY (BREATHING) PROTECTION IN INDUSTRY: fighting for air

Workers do not deserve to die from exposure to dusts and other respiratory hazards, for a long, productive working life.   

 

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What should you expect from your Professional Construction Health and Safety Agent (PrCHSA)?

The need to have a health and safety professional on a construction is often misunderstood. There are a number of critical reasons to ensure a professional, competent person is addressing project risk. The PrCHSA advises, leads and manages H&S risk across the project life cycle.

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WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK: 28 APRIL 2017: Construction H&S

A worker dies every 15 seconds, resulting in about 6300 fatalities per day from accidents and occupational diseases.  A total of 313 million injures are experienced by workers annually, or 860000 injuries daily.  What can we do as South Africans to reduce the risk in the construction sector?

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