Occupational Health and Safety
Health and safety is a legal requirement and serves to protect your employees
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Human Resources required under OHS Laws and Regulations in South Africa
Are you confused as to what human resources you are required to appoint in terms of all the OHS Law and regulations? Well join the club, I was too. So I have put this information leaflet together that can assist you to get started with the basics.
Bakery safety hazards – how you can beat them
The smell of warm baked bread can dull one’s senses but this should not be case when identifying hazards in the workplace. Our walkabout highlighted a few too many. We put them to music! See how you can improve safety in your bakery while humming a tune.
A guide to health and safety in the retail sector
There is no one size fits all the occupational health and safety management systems. It’s all about the hazards you have to deal with, depending on where you are in the food chain. The Department of Labour have recognised this and have provided useful guides to assist with gettin
Office safety – more than paper cuts
For those of us who spend more of our days inside the factory or kitchen, we scoff at our colleagues’ eye and neck strains. We consider ergonomically designed keyboards an unnecessary luxury. But read on! See if you can list at least 10 hazards by the end of the article.
Occupational Medical and the Law
The information regarding occupational medicals for can be very confusing. Some say yes and others say no. In this article we discuss the legal requirements and the element of risk you face as an employer.
Latex Allergy in the Food Industry
Are your gloves making you sick? In this article, South African allergy expert Dr Harris Steinman helps us to understand the issues with latex sensitivities and the implications for the food industry.
General Code of Practice for Medical Surveillance
Have you been looking for an example of a standard operating procedure for medical surveillance? Here we go – this will be a useful guideline to help you set up your procedure.
Top 10 Forklift Health & Safety Tips
Health and Safety is never more important then when operating a forklift. Mitsubishi have compiled a list of the top 10 forklift health and safety tips for you. See the infographic below.
The truth about health hazards in the poultry industry - what's really happening to your workers - Part 2
In part 2 of the article where we dig into the review on occupational ergonomic hazards research conducted on the poultry industry by South African Leon Harmse, we review what are the physical and ergonomic hazardous practices and where they originate from. You will identify pot
Shocking health revelations from workers in the poultry industry
South African Leon Harmse, conducted an extensive review of related physical and ergonomic impacts entitled “The Impact of Physical and Ergonomic Hazards on Poultry Abattoir Processing Workers”. The following shocking revelations were made by workers interviewed by the reviewed
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