Hazardous chemical substances (HCS) are one of the most risky safety situations. And that's why today we're giving you the reasons for having a written safety procedure in case your employees have to work with them.
When you introduce a written safety work procedure for staff who work with chemicals, include these four instructions.
Four things your written HCS safety procedure much include... ››› more
Today we want to explain the importance of training employees on personal protective equipment.
We'll give you a guideline for the proper selection, issuing, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE), in line with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and its regulations.
Read on to discover everything you need to know...
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We all know people who are so absent minded they knock their heads on anything hanging from the ceiling. They're usually the same people who will walk into a door glass, place a cup near the end of the table or spill their coffee on their keyboard at least once a week.
For an efficient health and safety system, we're sure you don't want someone like this on your team.
But you don't have much... ››› more
There are several important rules you must apply to make sure your safety equipment complies with the personal protective equipment legislation for construction sites.
Here's what you need to know to make sure you're not violating safety law:
Take these safety measures if your construction site employees needs personal protective equipment!
Note that in terms of the OHS Act and 2014 Co... ››› more
Do you know that engineering controls, administrative controls, and good work practices are always preferred instead of personal protective equipment (PPE) as methods to protect workers against workplace hazards?
After all PPE must always be regarded as a "last resort" to protect against risks to safety and health.
Why should you consider PPE as a "last resort"?
Here are several reason... ››› more
In your risk assessment you recognise the need to give your employees Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
What you may not know is that PPE should be your last resort.
For PPE to be effective and help you with your risk management efforts, you have to make sure you meet the following four requirements.
Using PPE as a health and safety risk control measure? For it to be effective, mak... ››› more
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a vital part of health and safety. It gives your employees life-saving protection against a variety of workplace hazards.
Unfortunately though, like all equipment, it gets old and stops working properly. This means your employees may be using PPE that puts them in greater danger and you'll have to fork out thousands of rands to replace it.
The good ne... ››› more
The OHS Act says all employees must have and wear personal protective equipment (PPE). But many employers still can't get their employees to follow this rule.
When they confront their employees about it, they get a variety of excuses. But there are five particular ones that seem to crop up a lot.
Today, I'm going to show you how to deal with these five excuses so you can make sure your empl... ››› more
Geteyesmart.org says more than 300 000 American employees go to hospital every year because of eye injuries. Most of them work in manufacturing, construction and mining.
If this is the number in America, where safety laws are incredibly strict, you can only imagine what our numbers are like.
But there's good news.
You can actually prevent 90% of these eye injuries. All you have to do is ... ››› more
He-alert.org recently released a report on workplace accidents. They found that despite employees wearing their personal protective equipment (PPE), they still frequently have accidents.
They also found that it came down to one common problem: A lack of proper health and safety training.
After all, if employees don't know how to use their PPE properly, it won't protect them.
That's why I... ››› more
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