Job Hazard Analysis- An effective technique for Workplace Hazard Identification

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 What is Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)? Job Hazard Analysis breaks a job or task into specific steps, analyzes each step for specific hazards, develops safe work procedures to eliminate or reduce those hazards, and integrates safe work procedures into safety and health programs. JHA’s must be developed for each job or task. Supervisors and workers […]

10 Principles of Health and Safety Management

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Need to improve your health and safety management? Want to create a more positive health and safety culture? You can, and what’s more, it doesn’t have to be costly. Start with these ten essential principles for your health and safety management system. Is health and safety sometimes an afterthought in your work? Do you constantly […]

10 Fatigue Hazards Prevalent in a Workplace

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What is Fatigue? Fatigue refers to an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. The term is used to describe mental and/or physical exhaustion that stops a person from being able to function normally and is more than simply feeling sleepy. Factors both in and outside of the workplace can be sources of fatigue. […]

6 Easy Steps to Coordinating an Effective Ergonomics Assessment

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Ergonomics (or human factors engineering) is the study of workplace conditions, and its goal is to change the working environment (furniture, equipment, the pace of work, etc.) to fit the physical requirements and limitations of employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines ergonomic disorders (EDs) as a range of health ailments arising from […]

7 Guidelines to a Safer Office Environment

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Offices tend to be safer environments in comparison with other workplace environments such as construction sites or mining operations. However, an alarming number of hazards exist in most office settings. Health hazards are not limited to worksites filled with heavy machinery and equipment, office buildings can be fraught with danger too.  Employers have an absolute […]

6 Common Workplace Injuries and Accidents

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Every industry has its own risks and exposures that lead to workplace incidents.  Most common types of workplace injuries keep workers away from work and leads to loss in production days. The top 5 occupations with the largest number of workplace injuries resulting in days away from work are; Services (such as police and fire-fighters), […]

6 Qualities of a Health & Safety Leader

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  6 Qualities of an effective Health & Safety leader A health and safety leader is the first person who ensures that workers do their job safely and promotes workplace health and safety. [sdm_download id=”undefined” fancy=”0″ color=”green”]H&S professionals are the internal experts for H&S within their respective organizations. Safety experts, safety managers and OHS Specialists […]

The Importance Of A Health & Safety Audit

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A Call For Action To Improve Occupational Health And Safety In South Africa And A Critical Look At The Existing Legal Requirement And Legislation (By Benny –  OHS Compliance Group) The fatal fire at Gauteng government building in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday, 05 September, 2018, calls for concern- Three firefighters died in the process. […]

The Migration From OHSAS 18001 To ISO 45001


ISO 45001 is the international Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) standard replacing OHSAS 18001. This new standard was published this month and has been “developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001”. Organizations are required to comply within a […]

The Occupational Health and Safety Act: Online Resources Recommendations

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The Occupational Health and Safety Act: Online Resources Recommendations Well this is it – the top 4 resources online in South Africa that gives an overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. We will update and write another post from time to time as when other good recommendations come along. But for our first […]