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Health and Safety

Safety giant leading the way in personal protective equipment

By: thamashni naidoo     23rd September 2005 One of the key goals of employee safety is the provision of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). 

New software package manages risks

By: thamashni naidoo     23rd September 2005 IRM.Net, a highly-effective tool used for risk-management across all disciplines of the engineering and mining sectors, including strategic, tactical and operational levels, is a new development by the GMSI business unit of GijimaAst. 

NGO puts the spotlight on workplace safety

By: thamashni naidoo     23rd September 2005 There are several problems facing the health and safety in all sectors of the industry. 

Eskom continues safety education drive

22nd September 2005 Power utility Eskom said yesterday that it has invested over R45-million over the last five years in an ongoing public awareness and education programmes, in a bid to address the dangers of the unsafe use of electricity, and to stop the illegal and dangerous make-shift electrical connections... 

Protection equipment keeps workers safe

16th September 2005 Bellambie Mining & Industrial’s range of personal protection equipment includes a retractable ?fall-arrester block and travelling lifeline system, designed to offer the best protection to workers at heights. 

Fall prevention is better than cure

16th September 2005 Local company Fall Prevention Technologies provides products, services and training to the height safety industry and has recently added ARRESTA Ropes to its product range. 

Sasol remembers victims

2nd September 2005 Petrochemicals firm Sasol said yesterday that it would fly its company flags at half-mast at all South African operations and would observe a minute of silence to remember the loss of ten lives in an explosion at the ethylene plant in Secunda on September 1 last year. 

Increasing SA's safety standards

By: sarah-leigh paul     2nd September 2005 Over the last few years, South African industries have begun to wake up to the importance and necessity of safety equipment in the work place. 

New pocket-sized hoist secures loads during transportation

26th August 2005 Specialists in lifting and pulling equipment, Bellambie Mining & Industrial is the exclusive distributor in Southern Africa of Kito lever hoists, chain blocks and electric chain hoists, ideally suited for lifting loads onto trucks, trailers and bakkies and ensuring they are safely secured during... 

Car manufacturer puts van safety first

By: Mariaan Webb     26th August 2005 The world in which vans perform is changing constantly and, today, vans require the kind of performance that only a few years ago would have been reserved for powerful mid-sized passenger cars. 

Contractors to get new safety manual

By: Mariaan Webb     12th August 2005 The need to adopt and implement safety regulations on construction sites, to create a safe work environment through training of workers to practise safe work habits, are becoming more important in the South African construction industry. 

New Gauteng hospital on the cards - MEC

28th July 2005 Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has announced a comprehensive plan to improve health services in Ekurhuleni. 

It's like DNA for your car

By: Irma Venter     8th July 2005 As fast as any new vehicle-theft deterrent enters the market, criminals are are hard at work, hacking its defences. 

Examining the real cost of virtual crime

By: Irma Venter     27th June 2005 As humankind expanded its existence into a virtual, almost parallel, universe, where electronic versions of ourselves bank, trade and communicate, it was inevitable that those with sinister intentions would follow. 

Virtual crimes have very real impact

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2005 As humankind expanded its existence into a virtual, almost parallel, universe, where electronic versions of ourselves bank, trade and communicate, it was inevitable that those withsinister intentions would follow. 

Welding screens ensure worker safety

17th June 2005 With greater significance being placed on safety in the workplace, more companies are looking for ways to protect personnel against the harsh ultraviolet (uv) light and dangerous uv radiation, which occurs during the welding process. 

Products to keep welders safe and healthy

By: Jade Davenport     17th June 2005 Health and safety has become a key concern in the South African mining, petrochemical and manufacturing industries in recent years and, in particular, the health and safety of welders in these key sectors has recently received more attention as welding represents a significant percentage of... 

Gauteng prepares R17bn infrastructure roll-out

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th June 2005 South Africa’s wealthiest province Gauteng believes public investment in infrastructure will be a key contributor to economic growth, job creation and in improving social conditions as well as to bridging the gap between South Africa’s first and second economies. 

New year bodes well for marine company

10th June 2005 Only six months into the year and already DCD-Dorbyl Marine has successfully completed several ship-repair projects, which include extensive fabrications and seven main ship-repair projects. 

Specialised services are in great demand

10th June 2005 An upturn of activity in the Southern African offshore oil and gas industry has increased demand for specialised offshore services that are essential to the overall safety and integrity of operations. 

R9,8-billion football feast spin-off

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th June 2005 The total expected spectator spend for the soccer World Cup 2010 is estimated to be R9,8-billion, says the CEO for the organising committee of the event Danny Jordaan. 

Motor-control centre modified to meet market demands

By: Jade Davenport     27th May 2005 Leading manufacturer and supplier of low-and-medium voltage motor-control systems CHI Control, which is part of the Alstom SA group of companies, has found it necessary to modify its motor control centre (MCC) product range in order to meet the demands of the local market. 

Stadiums for Africa with a French flair

By: abdul cook     6th May 2005 Johannesburg-based Ing 

Security firm’s holding company to acquire software developer

6th May 2005 US-based United Technologies Corporation has announced plans to acquire Lenel Systems International, a leader in the development and delivery of scalable, integrated security software systems and business solutions targeted at the commercial and government security market. 

SA and US sign joint HIV/Aids research agreement

27th April 2005 US Ambassador Jendayi Frazer and South African Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota yesterday signed a joint research arrangement to further advance Project Phidisa, a US-South Africa collaboration that is helping to develop biomedical research capacity in the South Africa Military Health Service... 

Africa still suffering serious malaria scourge

25th April 2005 The World Bank yesterday marked Africa Malaria Day with the launch of a new global approach to help developing countries make faster progress in their fight against malaria. 

Fluorescent step-nosings promote mine safety

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 Industrial flooring company Toughflex Polymer Systems has, over the past five years, been introducing a new concept in 

Online process sulphur analyser new to SA

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 Three analysers that can accurately measure and analyse information in the chemical and petrochemicals industries have been introduced by OEN Enterprises. 

Software package improves operations at refineries

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 An innovative means to unify all of AspenTech’s products and capabilities into a single cohesive system was introduced late last year by the company. 

R30-million water upgrading plant for refinery

25th March 2005 A leading water and energy solutions company in Southern Africa, ImproChem, has started construction of a R30-million wastewater upgrading facility at Caltex Refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town. 

Toxicity-testing device to target mining sector

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 A new field-based method to measure toxicity was introduced to South Africa earlier this month. 

Petrochemical project for welding machine specialist

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 Port Elizabeth-based Fabinox Projects is taking delivery of three more Orbital welding machines, increasing its total Orbital equipment to seven. 

Safety body confirms commercial-division sale

By: Irma Venter     11th March 2005 The National Occupational Safety Association (Nosa) has announced the takeover of its commercial division, Nosa International. 

Boiler explosion case nears conclusion

By: Irma Venter     4th March 2005 The court case arising from the 2001 incident in which a boiler exploded at the Barberton town prison, killing two warders and injuring three prisoners, is coming to a close. 

Police close in on missing Injaka dossier

By: Irma Venter     4th March 2005 The South African Police Service (SAPS) is ‘hot on the trail’ of the missing Injaka dossier. 

Business backing for Africa's first hand-surgery unit

By: Zonika Botha     25th February 2005 Construction of Africa’s first stand-alone hand surgery complex at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (CHB), in Soweto, began a month ago, and should, if all goes well, be completed by the mid-July, reports CHB superintendent Dr Pungi Lingham. 

26 years of supplying high-performance batteries

25th February 2005 Established in 1979, Aztec Electronics supplies high-performance batteries and related components to the defence industry. 

Use of contractors under scrutiny

By: Irma Venter     25th February 2005 Trade union Solidarity has broadened its criticism of petrochemicals giant Sasol’s use of contractors to include South Africa’s chemical and petrochemical industry. 

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