Occupational Health and Safety
Health and safety is a legal requirement and serves to protect your employees
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Safety Maturity: 3 Crucial Elements of Best-in-Class Safety - Part 1
Find out how your company measures up when it comes to safety.The human cost of occupational accidents is vast. Worker safety is a fundamental human need and requirement in industrial settings. It protects workers, prevents unnecessary downtime and satisfies standards compliance.
A uniform approach to HACCP
Under HACCP, it is every manufacturer’s prerogative to rank the severity of the physical, chemical and microbial dangers in a process. While uniforms and garments are not likely the weakest link for a business in which food safety is imperative, operators should recognize the ris
Culture carriers ensure that safety comes first
The larger your company, the more you must rely on delegation and the efficacy of your systems to conduct key messages, behaviours and activities to all members in the company. But is that enough?
Supporting a Culture of Caring Can Reduce Injuries and Costs, Improve Performance
A senior vice president at an insurance company who is an expert in workers’ compensation insurance shares ways clients have reduced injuries, improved morale, saved money and increased production
Focus on road safety
Do you have personnel on the road, if so there is a high risk for injuries and fatalities, especially around busy holiday periods. And although you may have policies and procedures in place, are they good enough? Elsabé Steyn addresses this question with practical advice.
The latest update on ISO 45001
The development of the new ISO standard for occupational health and safety has been a bumpy ride. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001 as the internationally acknowledged standard for Occupational Health and Safety management systems.
Incidents versus Accidents
A bank robbery, a funny or controversial situation, an argument between celebrities, etc. – all can be described as incidents. An accident is a bad event caused by error or by chance. Accidents are always unintentional, and they usually result in some damage or injury
Latest transmission patterns for drug resistant TB pose a new challenge
The emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis has resulted in scientists taking a more aggressive and urgent approach to research into the development of the disease. As the number of drug resistant TB cases has continued to rise, so has the need for rapid diagnosis, new treatment
The Basics of Lockout/Tagout Compliance - Part 2
In part 2 of this two-part series about lockout/tagout compliance, the author examines the importance of lockout/tagout and the components of an effective program.
Are your employees spending too much time on smoke breaks?
Many employers who allow smoking in the workplace often complain about the amount of productivity that's lost because of the frequent smoke breaks employees take. Here are five tips you can use to control the smoke breaks your employee takes.
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