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Labour Department Can’t Protect Workers

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Employers violating health and safety and other labour regulations stand a good chance of getting away with it because the Department of Labour has a serious shortage of inspectors and low inspection targets. Presenting the department’s Annual Performance Plan for 2017-18 to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Labour on Wednesday, Director-General Thobile Lamati said the Inspections
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Pedal Power Association promotes safer cycling

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The Pedal Power Association (PPA) organised a memorial ride on the 6th of May 2017 in commemoration of all the cyclists that were killed on our roads in recent month. “The law has to protect cyclists,” says PPA CEO, Robert Vogel. Hit-and-run incidents have become a common phenomenon in South Africa with few, if any,
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Get the Right OHS People and System

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Getting the right OSH People is critical to business success. Seydina Dieme discusses some common mistakes when recruiting and selecting OHS people.


So, you want to be a consultant?

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Some employers who hire consultants, end up wasting both their and the consultant’s time. This is costly time. I am sure many of you professional environmental, safety, and health individuals out there are entertaining the possibility of becoming a private EH&S consultant, once you retire from your current EH&S position, or possibly even now due
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Understanding the SACPCMP’s New CPD Policy

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The New CPD Policy of the SACPCMP starts on 1 April 2017. What are the implications for registered persons under the new CPD Policy?


Health & Safety Representatives Training Inadequacies

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Health & Safety Representatives and the inadequacies of their training causes the project to fail. Michele Bowmer asks some pertinent questions.


Structural inspections – When are owners liable?

Construction Regulation (CR) 11(2), under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, places three duties on owners, regarding structural inspections.


Sheq Compliance Burdens Construction

Construction sheq compliance could be a burdensome exercise. Michelle Bowmer takes a look at this issue and explains what should be done to address it.


HSE Policy Statement Disconnect

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Shane Lishman asks the hard questions when it comes to HSE Policy Statements and give some tips relating to these public commitments.


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