- Who's in charge of health and safety communication in your company?
- Here's something you probably don't know: It doesn't matter what your job title is, if you're in charge of communications then you're in charge of communicating your health and safety plans and procedures to your staff.
Your legal obligations for your health and safety communication system
Your main duty is to provide the right information, instructions, training and super... ››› more
- [24 April 2015]
- Why the OHS Act is important to you and your employees
- Most people don't worry when it comes to knowing about safety legislation.
Usually, they give precedence to probability and experience: In other words, if this didn't happen to me in the past, it won't happen in the future either.
So day by day we decide to go on and ignore the regulations and any new alteration being done to the current statements.
You shouldn't wait for the Court to ... ››› more
- [16 April 2015]
- Five key areas to address in your drug and alcohol policy to protect your employees and your company
- If you don't have a drug and alcohol policy, you're breaking the OHS Act!
And your employees are at risk of having a serious accident if they work under the influence.
Don't let your employees' negligence put your business on the wrong side of the DoL.
Read on to find out what key areas you should include in your drug and alcohol policy to protect your employees and your business from pen... ››› more
- [14 April 2015]
- Your Health and Safety Officer has seven essential responsibilities: Are you familiar with them?
- Your Health and Safety Officer has a rather large area of responsibilities on his daily list.
He needs to protect employees' health and safety by making sure risks in the workplace are properly controlled and to ensure that your business is complying with all aspects of health and safety.
Here's what you need to know about your Health and Safety Officer's responsibilities...
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- [10 April 2015]
- Four health and safety records you should be keeping to comply with the OHS Act
- Knock, knock...it's the DoL! And it wants to see your health and safety records to make sure you're compliant!
He wants your evidence that you've done what's practical to ensure the health and safety of your employees.
You need to keep good-quality records to help prove that you've met your health and safety obligations as an employer.
Read on to find out what the four health and safety r... ››› more
- [02 April 2015]
- Protect your workplace from the start: The aim and scope of evironmental regulations in the OHS Act!
- The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has launched its new Green Star SA Interiors tool. The new project encourages tenants to rate the interior fit-outs of their premises with the overall aim of encouraging a reduced environmental impact of its interior projects.
"We are excited to launch this pioneering new tool for South Africa, and believe that it will help transform thousands of o... ››› more
- [04 March 2015]
- Eight SA laws demand you do a risk assessment... or face jail time
- You're mistaken if you think the OHS Act is the only piece of legislation you must comply with when it comes to risk assessments.
There are seven other pieces of legislation that also require you to do a risk assessment in your workplace.
If you don't comply, the DoL could prosecute you and you could end up in jail.
Don't be caught not doing a risk assessment! Keep reading to discover wh... ››› more
- [26 February 2015]
- There are eight laws that require you to do a risk assessment! Comply with them or face criminal charges
- The OHS Act says you have to do a risk assessment to determine the risks in your workplace. This is a legal obligation that affects your company's entire health and safety programme. After all, if you don't know what the risks are, you won't know what safety measures to put in place.
But what you might not know is there are seven other laws that also require a risk assessment.
If don't do ... ››› more
- [08 January 2015]
- Five OHS Act regulations that require medical surveillance to ensure your employees' health and safety
- Medical surveillance helps you spot if one of your employees is suffering from any illness relating to their work. There are five OHS Act regulations that require this.
If you don't comply with this requirement you're guilty of non-compliance and could face hefty penalties from the DoL or even a jail sentence.
To avoid this, you need to know exactly when implement medical surveillance in yo... ››› more
- [02 January 2015]
- 98% of the OHS Act regulations contain this legal component. Ensure you comply with it
- It's imperative you comply with the OHS Act. If you don't, the DoL will eventually find out and that could mean fines, company shut down or even jail time.
You have to comply with all the OHS Act regulations that apply to your company.
And, there's one component that appears in nearly 98% of OHS Act regulations. If you don't comply with it, you could face the worst of these DoL punishments.... ››› more
- [26 December 2014]