Occupational Health and Safety

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Hepatitis A within the Food Industry

By Food Focus on 27 July 2021

There is much said about Hepatitis B and C, but this World Hepatitis Day, we need to remember that the risk of Hepatitis A within the food industry presents a real risk, and are still happening

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Health and safety on the food safety team

By Food Focus on 21 July 2021

All the food safety standards call for a food safety team. This team should be multi-disciplinary and collectively should take the responsibility for the development and implementation of the food safety management system.

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WEBINAR | Managing the Covid-19 requirements in a high risk facility

By on 01 February 2021

We hear from Jane Nock Chief Technical Food Science Officer at In2 Foods about their experiences with practically managing COVID 19 requirements in a high-risk facility.

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Covid19 Safety reminders for you.

By Linda Jackson on 27 January 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unfortunate reality. We want you to be safe so download this poster and remind your food safety heroes to be safe

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COVID 19 Risk management measures in the food industry – We are in this for the long haul

By Linda Jackson on 21 January 2021

I don’t need to tell you that although we had all hoped for 2021 without COVID 19, the is obviously not the case. With our numbers of positive cases still climbing alarmingly every day around the country, as the food industry, we need to settle into the trenches.

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COVID 19 Controls for the food industry

By Linda Jackson on 21 January 2021

Now is the right time to re-evaluate your control measures with the increased spike in positive infection numbers.

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What do you need to manage the health of food handlers?

By Linda Jackson on 20 January 2021

What do you need to manage the health of food handlers?

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WEBINAR | Chef Support

By Guest Author on 23 November 2020

Many aspects of our foodservice industry have been turned upside down. This webinar will help support those in hospitality with their mental health and wellbeing as we move through this time together.

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WEBINAR | Medical surveillance requirements for the food industry - the legal requirements

By Food Focus on 21 October 2020

There has been a lot of discussions during the pandemic about employee health. The newly published regulations place an even greater burden of proof on employers for medical surveillance...

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WEBINAR | Occupational Safety and Health in Urban Public Workplaces for workers in the Informal Economy

By National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) on 21 August 2020

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) cordially invites you to a free training webinar aimed at COGTA, SALGA, Local Government Representatives responsible for OHS regulations, OHS Professionals & Advisors and Membership Based Organizations of workers in the inform

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Electrical safety in the food industry - How to ensure this is not a “shocking experience

By Linda Jackson on 13 July 2020

When we think of electricity in the workplace, most of us would say this is the job of the electrician. Have you ever found a plug with water in it after cleaning? Have you ever cleaned equipment and slopped water over it? Have you, or someone working for you, ever had a shock fr

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Working safely during COVID-19 checklist

By Linda Jackson on 29 June 2020

This checklist gives some practical considerations of how social distancing can be applied in the workplace.

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Don’t Get Tripped Up

By Linda Jackson on 23 June 2020

Health and safety has become a big deal in the food industry since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. And rightly so. For many of us, we have had to dust off the safety file and really put in a lot of effort to ensure we are compliant.While we may be really focussed in physical

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The New Normal for Grocery Store Health and Safety

By Guest Author on 22 June 2020

While many grocery stores made operational changes to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, more adjustments are needed to help stem future infections.

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What is the right mask for wear for COVID-19?

By Linda Jackson on 17 June 2020

To mask or not to mask – that is the question! There has been a huge debate about this is the last few weeks since we have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We unmask the issue by looking at the advice given by a number of countries and the legal requirements in So

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COVID-19 Return To Work Posters from the NIOH

By National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) on 17 June 2020

The NIOH have put together some Covid-19 Return –To-Work posters which are ready for print in A3 sizes. Feel free to print them out and use in your respective workplaces for awareness purposes.

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Webinar | The role of surface swabbing during COVID-19

By Food Focus on 13 May 2020

View this recording on the cleaning of surfaces during this COVID 19 pandemic and much debate about sanitisers, the efficacy of these and now the introduction of surface swabbing.

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CDC Publishes New Guidance for Meat and Poultry Industry

By Guest Author on 29 April 2020

Multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 among meat and poultry processing facility workers have occurred in the U.S. recently. The CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued new guidance for the meat and poultry industry that advises creating a COVID-19 a

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How to measure body temperature correctly using an infrared thermometer

By Testo South Africa SANAS Calibration Lab JHB on 21 April 2020

In recent weeks, many companies have introduced additional screening methods for employees in order to comply with their legal obligation in Section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (OHSA). This requires every employer to provide and maintain, as far as reasonabl

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Labour Intervention Measures During Coronavirus Lockdown

By Food Focus on 02 April 2020

Speaking notes by Minister of Labour, Thulas Nxesi during a media briefing to update on the COVID-19 lockdown measures

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