- Is there a difference between a Health and Safety Rep and a Health and Safety Officer?
- Do you know there's a distinct difference between a 'Health and Safety Representative' and a 'Health and Safety Officer'? Read on to find out what the difference is...
We use the terms 'Health and Safety Representative' and a 'Health and Safety Officer' loosely, but do you know there's a distinct difference between the two? You need to know what the difference is as they perform different functi... ››› more
- [11 October 2016]
- Your 'E' responsibility in HSE Representatives and SHE
- If you yawn when you see the words 'Green', 'Recycle', 'Greenhouse gasses' or 'Carbon footprint', you're going to get into trouble!
You're responsible for health and safety in your company and now you also have the previously 'ignored' environmental responsibilities and obligations on your plate.
The government is getting SERIOUS about environmental concerns and will hold you liable if you'r... ››› more
- [28 September 2016]
- Eight functions of your Safety Representative
- Did you know that if you employ 20 or more workers you must appoint a representative to monitor health and safety conditions?
If you don't, you'll be on the wrong side of the law, because it's a legal OHSA requirement.
Your Safety Representative's main function is to monitor the health and safety of your employees. But there are also seven other tasks he also needs to perform.
Read on to ... ››› more
- [08 April 2015]
- Six things HSE officers are empowered to do
- It's important you're aware of what HSE officers are empowered to do. If the Department of Labour (DoL) visits your premises, they'll ask you about this to ensure you're in line with safety laws.
In terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), HSE officers are empowered to do the following duties…
HSE officers are empowered to perform these six duties…
According to Louise... ››› more
- [05 December 2013]
- Here's how to implement a fall protection plan in line with the OHSA
- If your employees work at heights, you must have a fall protection plan. If you don't have one, your employees could fall and get injured. This'll not only cost you thousands in penalties, it could also stop your projects and cause delays in production. Don't take that risk. Read on to discover how to implement a fall protection plan that complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)... ››› more
- [30 September 2013]
- What's more important... Your title as Health and Safety Officer, or your responsibilities?
- Safety officer, here's five tips to educate your colleagues and managers on what you do in a health and safety capacity so they'll understand how vital it is to your business. Dear Reader
What's more important… Your title as Health and Safety Officer, or your responsibilities?
This is a question that's been plaguing one of our Health and Safety Club members. I've compiled five tips to educ... ››› more
- [09 September 2013]
- Look like a winner...Send Health & Safety reports to your board members
- What can you report monthly to your board members or manager to keep them updated on your Health and Safety performance? Dear Reader
Last week, we spoke about what your 'to do' list should look like as a Health and Safety manager in an office environment. Let's take it a step further. What can you report monthly to your board members or manager to keep them updated on your Health and Safety per... ››› more
- [26 August 2013]
- What's my job as a Health & Safety Officer?
- You may think that your daily task list isn't as full as the health and safety officer of a construction site. But think again! Thanks to the Occupational Health & Safety Act there are still plenty of the regulations that still apply to you.
We had an interesting question from one of our readers on the Health & Safety Club site and we think you might be asking yourself the very... ››› more
- [22 August 2013]