Silly season and the hazard of horseplay

Silly season and the hazard of horseplay

Ah, the silly season, how South Africans love it. Summer holidays, no school, closed workplaces, parties, and general unwinding is the order of the day. A term originally coined by journalists to describe the time of year when newspapers filled up with fluff pieced to...
Hidden dangers in the office

Hidden dangers in the office

It is easy to guard against obvious hazards. The trouble is that we are surrounded by hidden dangers that are usually difficult to spot and often even harder to predict. This is especially true of risks related to hazards we have all come to assimilate as normal into...
The benefits of safety training in the workplace

The benefits of safety training in the workplace

In business today, compliance with health and safety regulations is of utmost concern to companies. Strict government legislation and guidelines mean that businesses must be extremely careful in this area. Accommodating health and safety regulations can be an...
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...