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The top 11 risks of using social media in the workplace

Posted by NOSA on Sep 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The last few of our blogs have made it clear that there is a positive case for utilising social media in your efforts to promote and maintain a safe working environment. We always like to offer a balanced approach to every argument, which is why today we take a look at the 11 potential risks associated with using social media in the workplace.

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Topics: Risk management, Safety, HSE best practice, Safety training, HSE training, risk, HSE and social media

The best social media platform for safety training

Posted by NOSA on Sep 18, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Granted, this could be a matter of opinion but it’s a reality that showing (in other words, demonstrating), is usually the most effective way to teach others ‘best practice’. We’re talking about videos.

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Topics: work safety, HSE, HSE best practice, HSE and social media, social media

How to use social media to promote HSE

Posted by NOSA on Sep 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: work safety, HSE best practice, HSE and social media, social media

#GrenfellTower fire: How safety officials may have been derelict in their duties

Posted by NOSA on Jun 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The topic of fire - and fire safety - is extremely topical at present, both locally and internationally. Which is why we thought you'd be keen to see the latest article published on the SAMTRAC blog page. It takes a look at the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Towers in the UK, with nine essential points every safety professional should note when ensuring a building is equipped to handle similar kinds of emergencies. 

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Topics: Fire safety, HSE best practice, hse fails, HSE training

#CapeStorm: Here’s how to stay safe, no matter where you are

Posted by NOSA on Jun 7, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Today Cape Town residents are ‘battening down the hatches’ as a massive storm has hit the area, with roofs being blown off dwellings, roads closed and trees uprooted. A number of people have already been displaced, with residents doing their best to stay warm and dry, and working together to help those in need.

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Topics: HSE, road safety, Safety, HSE best practice

The final 4 steps to rolling out your HSE training programme

Posted by NOSA on Jun 1, 2017 12:45:00 PM

In the second part of our overview on the eight-step process for rolling out an effective HSE training programme, we unpack the final four steps:

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Topics: HSE best practice, Safety training, HSE training

10 smoking laws you need to pay attention to

Posted by NOSA on May 18, 2017 11:15:00 AM

We had such a positive response to our vaping article, we thought we’d cover smoking in a little more depth. As we all know, South Africa has some of the most stringent laws related to smoking that sometimes it might feel that you’ve just wrapped your head around one regulation, when you’re confronted with yet another legal ruling you weren’t aware existed. Often, the best way to handle this is to scale back to the basics, and work your way from there. Today, we bring you 10 of the most important smoking laws you need to pay attention to. But first – a little history…

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Topics: Safety, HSE best practice, Smoking

The true cost of construction accidents

Posted by NOSA on May 15, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Construction, and the costs of construction accidents, is an area of major concern to employers. Many people do not realise how much accidents really cost, because a lot of the expense isn’t obvious. Attention to accident prevention can and will improve a company's overall success.

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Topics: Construction, HSE best practice, hse fails

Quiz: Are you up to global HSE standards?

Posted by NOSA on May 11, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Everyone needs a benchmark – how can you know whether what you’re doing is good enough, if you have nothing to compare it to? Take this quick quiz to see how your HSE efforts measure up. We’ve included a range of questions from general safety to HSE leadership. See how you compare at the end of the quiz, where we've posted the answers. 

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Topics: HSE best practice, HSE quiz

What to do when you need a safety audit

Posted by NOSA on Apr 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Nobody at your facility has been hurt in more than a year. Weekly inspection forms are returned with no non-compliances. Are the facility’s safety plans really working that well or is it just luck? Conducting a safety audit is one of the proven ways to answer that question.

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Topics: HSE, HSE best practice, Audits, NOSA Five Star Safety System

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