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The Height(s) of Safety

The Height(s) of Safety

Every employer and employee that knows that work is being done off the ground, has to be aware of the relevant safety regulations.  The General Safety Regulations of the OHS Act 85 of 1993 contains the following: (GSR 6 & 13A) Work in elevated positions No...

Fire safety in the workplace

Fire safety in the workplace

According to the OHS Act 85 of 1993 an employer has the responsibility of: “providing such information, instructions, training and supervision as may be necessary to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees; “  This...

OHS in the SA Construction Industry

OHS in the SA Construction Industry

In South Africa and abroad, the OHS statistics in the construction industry is dismal. Worldwide, statistics that are alarming, include the following: 60 000 fatal accidents - one every ten minutes; One in every six work-related fatal accidents occurs on a...

Safety Responsibilities of Every Employee

Safety Responsibilities of Every Employee

“Safety First!” is a philosophy one would like to instill in all work environments. No one would want to work in an environment where they feel unsafe on a daily basis or are constantly afraid that they might be injured. In every workplace, there should be health and...

Employer responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace

Employer responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace

The Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 consists of 50 sections where it outlines its purpose and functions. Its purpose is to provide health and safety precautions and directions to people at work, or in connection with the use of plant and machinery. The Act...