Ergonomics as a Health & Safety Risk Factor

Ergonomics as a Health & Safety Risk Factor

In December 2019, the Minister of Employment and Labour published the new Ergonomics Regulations in terms of section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993. These regulations focus on a programme to approach the management of the physical and cognitive...
Creating a safety culture

Creating a safety culture

Recently, it has become quite trendy to refer to any behavioural system within an organisation as its “culture” – referring to the way in which things are done in the organisation. Workplace culture has become very well known, and similarly it would be wise to...
Safety representatives: appointment and training

Safety representatives: appointment and training

“The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, is the main legislation governing workplace safety and policy in South Africa. The main objective of the Act is to pro-actively attempt to prevent and avoid work related injuries and illness.” A key principle of...