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  • Revealed: Vital, need-to-know information every Health & Safety Supervisor needs to know
  • Your Health and Safety Supervisors play a vital role in your company. They plan, organise, lead and control your employees. As such, they must be properly equipped to perform their duties. To do that, you need to make sure your supervisors are aware of the following information so they can perform their duties efficiently... The role of Health &Safety Supervisors explained While the term 'h... ››› more
  • [08 April 2014]
  • Toolbox talks myths dispelled
  • There are a lot of myths going around when it comes to toolbox talks. If you want to fully comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), it's important that you know how to separate fact from fiction. Continue reading as we dispel some of the common myths regarding toolbox talks and show YOU the way forward. Three myths about toolbox talks dispelled Myth #1: Professional speake... ››› more
  • [25 March 2014]
  • Three additional things the DoL will check when doing inspections in your workplace
  • As you know, Department of Labour (DoL) inspectors can enter your construction site anytime to investigate your compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). They'll pay particular attention to the following three things when doing inspections. In January, we wrote an article on DoL inspections. We gave you a list of some of the aspects DoL inspectors will be checking when cond... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
  • Use these four steps to put a hearing conservation programme in place at your company
  • As you know, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to protect your employees from excessive noise. To comply with this duty, you must implement a hearing conservation programme in your workplace. Here's how to do it... You must implement a hearing conservation programme to comply with the noise-induced hearing loss regulations, says the Health & Safety Advisor. How? ... ››› more
  • [20 February 2014]
  • Make sure your employees do the following to manage noise in the workplace
  • You have a legal duty to manage noise in the workplace. You have to ensure your employees don't lose their hearing because of exposure to noise. That said; your workers also have responsibilities when it comes to managing noise. Do you know what these are? Regulation (3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) says you may not expose anyone who enters your workplace to a noise at or ab... ››› more
  • [20 February 2014]
  • Health and safety warning: Are you in danger of a prohibition order?
  • The Department of Labour (DoL) is serious about workplace safety. It has the power to conduct health and safety inspections in your workplace. And it'll issue a prohibition order if you're not compliant. Continue reading to find out how this order is enforced. SARS isn't the only body that has extensive powers. The DoL is powerful too. In fact, A DoL inspector can enter your premises any ti... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]
  • What you need to know about pre-use and post-use health and safety inspections
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) mentions pre-use and post-use health and safety inspections. Continue reading to find out more about these inspections so you can comply. Last week, we were shocked to discover that health and safety audits weren't carried on Tongaat mall site. It's for this reason that we've decided to put the spotlight on inspections in the workplace today. ... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]
  • If employees work with scaffolding, make sure you have a fall protection plan
  • Just yesterday, two men were injured; one of them critically, when they fell from scaffolding in the Tongaat CBD, News24 reports. Proof that if your workers use scaffolding, you need to have a fall protection plan in place... In the report, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha says 'the men were working when they fell several metres and landed on an elevated area. Paramedics and firemen immobilise... ››› more
  • [18 February 2014]
  • Two additional health and safety inspections you must conduct
  • The great thing about health and safety inspections is that they allow you to quickly identify workplace hazards and then take corrective actions. After all, prevention is better than cure. Here are two health and safety inspections you must conduct in your company. In this article, we told you about the four types of inspections you may need to conduct in your workplace. Now, we're delivering ... ››› more
  • [18 February 2014]
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