Engineering News | Health and Safety https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/health-and-safety Sun, 05 Jul 2020 01:57:09 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Correct policies, equipment vital for substance testing https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/correct-policies-equipment-vital-for-substance-testing-2020-01-23 Mc'Kyla Nortje Health and Safety Fri, 07 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0200 542470 1580735842 1581026400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000848162_resized_drugtestblankformadobehealthandsafety1022.jpg WELL INFORMED Policies ensure employees understand the drug-testing equipment better and eliminate misconceptions 511 287 Employment services assist facilities go digital https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/employment-services-assist-facilities-go-digital-2020-01-23 Mc'Kyla Nortje Health and Safety Fri, 07 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0200 542477 1580290579 1581026400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Devices assist to combat sick building syndrome https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/devices-assist-to-combat-sick-building-syndrome-2020-01-23 Mc'Kyla Nortje Health and Safety Fri, 07 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0200 542475 1581402306 1581026400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000848172_resized_healthandsafetyeucadetector0120201022.jpg NO PLACE TO HIDE The devices allows operators to easily monitor carbon dioxide levels 511 287 Sprinklers and ventilation systems must work in harmony https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sprinklers-and-ventilation-systems-must-work-in-harmony-2019-09-20 Tracy Hancock Health and Safety Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 531829 1568368581 1568930400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000825322_resized_sprinklersaspfire09191022.jpg SAFETY IN HARMONY Sprinkler and ventilation systems need to work together to preserve life, as well as the building they protect 511 287 Economic difficulties creating OHS challenges in South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/economic-difficulties-creating-ohs-challenges-in-s-africa-2019-09-20 Tracy Hancock Health and Safety Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 530800 1568794630 1568930400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000826212_resized_healthsafety0920191022.jpg ZERO HARM QUESTIONED Is zero harm possible, considering the complexities and varying risks associated with different industries? 511 287 Health and safety practitioners need tech roadmap https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/health-and-safety-practitioners-need-tech-roadmap-2019-09-20 Tracy Hancock Health and Safety Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 530801 1568794644 1568930400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000826209_resized_healthsafetytechnologyroadmap1022.jpg SAFETY EVOLUTION Occupational health and safety practitioners need to become more familiar with emerging technologies to support safety efforts 511 287 Collision solution complements operator activities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/collision-solution-complements-operator-activities-2019-01-24 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and Safety Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509489 1549346908 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Know how to choose quality PPE and workwear https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/know-how-to-choose-quality-ppe-and-workwear-2019-01-25 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and Safety Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509695 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777167_resized_healthandsafetydromex08021022.jpg PROTECTIVE GEAR Companies should ask suppliers for a copy of certifications when purchasing products with specific standards 511 287 Latest technology improves clients’ on-boarding experience https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/latest-technology-improves-clients-on-boarding-experience-2019-01-28 Khutso Maphatsoe Health and Safety Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509811 1549346910 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Appropriate measures, equipment emphasised to ensure safety https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/appropriate-measures-equipment-emphasised-to-ensure-safety-2018-09-21 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 497889 1537193977 1537480800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000752335_resized_3mconfinedspacework09201810222.jpg PERILOUS ENVIRONMENT Occupational health and safety when working in a confined space is a pertinent issue, as it is a feature at most work sites, spanning all industrial sectors 511 287 Plastic pallets championed in factories https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plastic-pallets-championed-in-factories-2018-09-21 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 497957 1537193977 1537480800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Culture imperative in facilitating safe workplaces https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/culture-imperative-in-facilitating-safe-workplaces-2018-09-21 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 497943 1537519819 1537480800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000752530_resized_aecom2healthsafety012017jpg1022copy.jpg SAFE APPROACH While there is no single formula for creating a safe workplace, there are certain basic principles that can be adapted to create an all-important safety culture 511 287 Rational fire design solutions championed https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rational-fire-design-solutions-championed-2018-09-21 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 497910 1537519837 1537480800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000752403_resized_aspfireeffectivefiresafetyregulations0520181022.jpg FIRE RISKS The three main causes of fire are electrical, arson and heating equipment 511 287 Lack of communication impacts on safety https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/employee-disengagement-can-affect-company-health-and-safety-2018-01-24 Paige Müller Health and Safety Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 476160 1517899882 1518127200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000702751_resized_wyzetalkgyskappers01181022.jpg GYSBERT KAPPERS Constant health and safety communications result in safety practices becoming habitual in an organisation 511 287 Employees electing not to join medical aid schemes a concern https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/employees-electing-not-to-join-medical-aid-schemes-a-concern-2018-01-24 Paige Müller Health and Safety Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 476172 1517899882 1518127200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000702770_resized_kiepersolnursingsisteratclinicprovidingmedical1022.jpg THE MEDICAL AID OF CHOICE The Building and Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund was elected the industry fund of choice by the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry 511 287 Fire suppression technology improves industrial kitchen safety https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fire-suppression-technology-improves-industrial-kitchen-safety-2018-01-25 Paige Müller Health and Safety Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 476401 1517899882 1518127200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000703296_resized_centagroupfclassfirekitchensystem01181022.jpg F-CLASS FIRE KITCHEN SYSTEM Designed for kitchen areas in hotels, restaurants and public institutions 511 287 Saliva drug testing growing in popularity https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/saliva-drug-testing-growing-in-popularity-2018-01-24 Paige Müller Health and Safety Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 476165 1517899882 1518127200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000702762_resized_alcosafedds2fullkit0118.jpg DDS2 FULL TESTING KIT Saliva testing is faster and user friendly 511 757 Untrustworthy PPE leads to higher injury rates https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/untrustworthy-ppe-leads-to-higher-injury-rates-2018-01-23 Paige Müller Health and Safety Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 476044 1521783902 1518127200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000702542_resized_healthandsafetyppehelmets18012018.jpg A GROWING INDUSTRY The personal protective equipment industry had a turnover of about R57-million over the last financial quarter of 2017 and an 11% turnover increase from 2016 to 2017 511 287 Cooling vest reduces industrial heat stress https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cooling-vest-reduces-industrial-heat-stress-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Health and Safety Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463613 1505744421 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675777_resized_totalblastingtstswedenhealthsafetycoolingvest20171022.jpg JUST CHILL TST Sweden’s cooling vest consists of nontoxic, nonflammable compound blends of salts, which are known to be an effective ingredient for temperature regulation 511 287 New global standard for workplace health and safety, company proves compliance https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-global-standard-for-workplace-health-and-safety-company-proves-compliance-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Health and Safety Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463615 1505744421 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675758_resized_bailedwaste062017interwaste1022.jpg UP TO STANDARD Interwaste implements solutions such as fully automated shredding technology and baling machines to assist in achieving optimal workplace safety 511 287 Platform ensures more effective communication https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-offers-platform-for-interactive-health-and-safety-communication-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Health and Safety Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463754 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676083_resized_wyzetalkconnectplatformhealthsafety20171022.jpg CUSTOMISED ENGAGEMENT Wyzetalk can deliver content that is valuable for both the employer and the employee 511 287 Upgraded zero-tolerance device ensures safety across industries https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/upgraded-zero-tolerance-device-ensures-safety-across-industries-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Health and Safety Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463679 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675889_resized_alcosafebreathalyserhealthsafety20171022.jpg ACCESS DENIED Depending on the alcohol test result, Alco-Safe’s wireless transmitter technology determines whether employees or visitors are allowed access on site 511 287 Training company acquired to boost safety services https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/training-company-acquired-to-boost-safety-services-2017-02-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440985 1486390190 1486677600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Outstanding achievements earn company chemicals industry award https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/outstanding-achievements-earn-company-chemical-industry-award-2017-02-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440908 1486390190 1486677600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000620598_resized_freightmaxicscaiahealthsafety0120171022.jpg PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Freightmax operations director Shaun Barker (left) and national SHERQ manager Alvin Pillay (right) with the Responsible Care Haulier Award 511 287 Circumventing the challenges of impaired drug tests https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/circumventing-the-challenges-of-impaired-drug-tests-2017-02-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 441073 1486390191 1486677600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000621116_resized_pills12801075x6051022.jpg INACCURATE TEST RESULTS Antiretroviral medication can affect the outcome of drug tests 511 287 SAFEHouse https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/safehouse-2017-02-10 Zandile Mavuso Health and Safety Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 441508 1486453656 1486677600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000623912_resized_0000622204s15477safehouseengineeringnewscompanyprofilefeb201721022.jpg 511 287 Airport upgrade project sees over a million LTI-free hours achieved https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/airport-upgrade-project-sees-over-a-million-lti-free-hours-achieved-2017-02-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440872 1486723181 1486677600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000620508_resized_aecom2healthsafety012017jpg1022.jpg MEANINGFUL ACHIEVEMENT The achievement of over a million lost-time injury free hours by AECOM allowed the team to fulfil its goal of ‘no injuries under my watch’ 511 287 Arc Flash workwear passes international testing https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/arc-flash-workwear-passes-international-testing-2017-02-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Health and Safety Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 440997 1507111247 1486677600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000620969_resized_bloomberghealthsafety30895379018012017jpg1022.jpg HOT STUFF The Arc Flash Protera workwear protects against the thermal hazards of electric arc 511 287 Flooring installation wins safety award https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/flooring-installation-wins-safety-award-2016-09-16 Kimberley Smuts Health and Safety Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 426236 1473751400 1473976800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000584693_resized_bloomberghealthandsafety258904990161022.jpeg SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL Every company and person working on site needs to be aware of and trained in health and safety and regulations 511 287 Drug testing ensures industry health & safety https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drug-testing-ensures-industry-health-and-safety-2016-09-16 Kimberley Smuts Health and Safety Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 426263 1473751400 1473976800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Development of mobile SHE management tool under way https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/development-of-mobile-she-management-tool-under-way-2016-09-16 Kimberley Smuts Health and Safety Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 426253 1473751400 1473976800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Mobile platform enhances safety across industries https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mobile-platform-enhances-safety-across-industries-2016-09-16 Kimberley Smuts Health and Safety Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 426240 1473751400 1473976800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000584329_resized_ttrumpetsafetychannel21022.jpeg APP DRIVES SAFETY AWARENESS Active citizenry, coupled with a strong purpose-built platform that brings together relevant parties, has real potential to change the status quo 511 287 PPE donated to firefighters in African countries https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ppe-donated-to-firefighters-in-african-countries-2016-02-05 Lynne Jackson Health and Safety Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0200 398380 1454395468 1454623200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000506984_resized_unknown2.jpeg NAIROBI FIRE SERVICE Volunteers ready to assist the Nairobi fire service with donations and volunteers 511 287 New health and safety training courses launched https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-health-and-safety-training-courses-launched-2016-02-05 Lynne Jackson Health and Safety Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0200 398470 1454395468 1454623200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Gas supplier strives for OHS excellence https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gas-supplier-strives-for-ohs-excellence-2016-02-05 Lynne Jackson Health and Safety Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0200 398421 1454395468 1454623200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000506875_resized_unknown1.jpeg SUE JANSE VAN VUUREN corporate risk manger at Air Products South Africa 511 287 Policy adherence key in avoiding negative economic impact https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/policy-adherence-key-in-avoiding-negative-economic-impact-2016-02-05 Lynne Jackson Health and Safety Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0200 398427 1454395468 1454623200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Detector system available for commercial market https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/detector-system-available-for-commercial-market-2016-02-05 Lynne Jackson Health and Safety Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0200 398572 1454395468 1454623200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company recognised for innovation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ppe-company-recognised-for-innovation-2016-02-05 Lynne Jackson Health and Safety Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0200 398382 1454395468 1454623200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0