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8 fire and first aid tips for the holidays

Posted by NOSA on Dec 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As the schools close, and everyone gets ready for the festivities, take note of these essential holiday safety tips. 

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Topics: Fire safety, Holiday, Safety tips, First aid, Emergency tips

How to plan, prepare and respond to an emergency

Posted by NOSA on Dec 7, 2017 11:47:34 AM

Developing your company's required emergency plan ensures all personnel and visitors can act swiftly and decisively in emergency situations, and to minimise the effects of an emergency situation. NOSA will help you to implement the procedures and guidelines to prepare your staff in handling, rectifying and/or minimising emergencies that could potentially affect your work activities.

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Topics: Risk management, Fire safety, emergency

The negative effects of illegal mining

Posted by NOSA on Dec 4, 2017 10:45:00 AM

In May this year, we took a look at the current landscape of illegal mining. Today, we review the negative effects of this clandestine industry.

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Topics: Mining, risk, Environmental hazards, Illegal mining, Health and safety hazards

Uncommon, but not unheard of – hazardous chemicals and injections

Posted by NOSA on Nov 30, 2017 10:30:00 AM

We’re now onto the last of our blogs on entry routes of hazardous substances into the body, and today’s article takes a look at accidental injection of such toxins. While uncommon in most workplaces, it can occur when a sharp object (e.g., needle) punctures the skin and injects a chemical (or virus) directly into the bloodstream.

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Topics: HSE, HSE best practice, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

How hazardous chemicals and toxins are ingested

Posted by NOSA on Nov 27, 2017 11:12:43 AM

In part three of our four-part blog series, we take a look at how hazardous substances are ingested through the body. It sounds pretty simple – we swallow them right? It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Let’s have a look.

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Topics: work safety, HSE, HSE best practice, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

How toxins and hazardous chemical substances are absorbed through the skin

Posted by NOSA on Nov 23, 2017 10:15:00 AM

We’re taking a look at the four major entry routes through which a chemical can enter the body. In our last blog, we unpacked the ways a person can inhale chemicals, and the respiratory protection your workplace must have in place. Today, we review how toxins and hazardous chemical substances are absorbed through the skin.

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Topics: risk, risk assessment, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

4 entry routes of toxins and hazardous chemical substances

Posted by NOSA on Nov 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

For a chemical to harm someone, and affect their health negatively, it must first come into contact or enter the body. It must also have some biological effect on the body.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, Safety, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances, Exposure

How to answer the hard HSE questions

Posted by NOSA on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Point of fact – there are only hard HSE questions if you don’t have an answer for them. And this is not advisable when your actions (or inactions) can lead to injury or loss of life. Have a look at the following sample list of ‘hard’ HSE questions. If your answers resemble the solutions we have provided, then every HSE question will more than likely have an easy answer. Simple.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, HSE, Safety, HSE best practice, Safety training

NOSA kicks off blended SAMTRAC special

Posted by NOSA on Nov 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

NOSA will be running a SAMTRAC course over December 2017 and January 2018, combining the best of both the classroom and e-learning options.

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Topics: Blended SAMTRAC

Manual vs online booking: How the NOSA Client Portal has made your life easier in 7 steps

Posted by NOSA on Nov 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There are several features available to you on NOSA’s new Client Portal that will add to your customer experience. But, we are aware that to adopt something new sometimes needs a little encouragement. Today, we’ll highlight the differences between manual and online booking – and how new can definitely mean improved.

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Topics: NOSA Client Portal, online registration, online booking

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