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#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

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

Six ways to tell your boss your workplace could hurt you

Posted by NOSA on Apr 13, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Sometimes you may find it tough to talk to your boss about workplace safety, but it’s important and it has to be done. Employers need to know about workplace hazards so they can take the necessary steps to implement policies and procedures to protect you and your fellow employees.

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Topics: Fatalities in the workplace, HSE best practice, hse fails

Here’s where we stand with the Grayston Bridge enquiry

Posted by NOSA on Apr 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

As you are aware, this enquiry has suffered multiple postponements for various reasons. Here’s where it stands as of today.

The Department of Labour’s (DoL) inquiry into the collapse of the Grayston drive pedestrian bridge, on Gauteng’s M1 highway – which resulted in the death of two people and the injury of a further 19 –  has been postponed, possibly until July, 2018. The presiding inspector Lennie Samuel said that he would make a decision on this within the next two weeks.

 

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Topics: Fatalities in the workplace, Construction, Grayston Bridge, HSE best practice, hse fails

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