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Behind the upsurge of illegal mining in SA

Posted by NOSA on May 22, 2017 9:45:00 AM

During the second week of May, 2017, a gas explosion occurred at the disused Eland mine shaft at Harmony Gold near Welkom. Police have retrieved the bodies of 25 illegal miners, with the surviving 11 arrested upon surfacing aboveground. 

Why is there an increase of this illegal activity? What are the conditions on unused mines that makes it easy for unauthorised people to enter? Have mining companies been derelict in their duties? Let’s take a look.  

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Topics: News and Opinions, HSE trends, CEO, Mining, Budget, Legislation, Illegal

NOSA CAREER GUIDE

Posted by NOSA on Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When we leave school, although many of us think we know everything, this is usually not the case – especially when it comes to having a solid idea of where we see ourselves in terms of a lifelong career. In fact, it’s become very common for people to begin working in an industry for as long as a decade… before realising it isn’t really what they want to do, and they begin with something else late into their 30s. So the idea of a clear, mapped-out plan for what we want to do for the rest of our lives can be downright laughable.

But, unless you’re happy to move randomly from job to job, meaningful growth in your career has to start with a strategy. And this is where we come in. From current trends to the myriad job choices you can make, this guide will be your assistant to realising your full potential in your pursuit of a career in occupational health and safety management.

 

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Topics: Career in Health and Safety, work safety, HSE trends

4 benefits of adhering to King IV

Posted by NOSA on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In our continued coverage of the recent release of King IV, we take a look at the benefits of adhering to it. To adhere to King IV is to adhere to the principles of sound corporate governance. Let’s take a look then of the benefits of adhering to corporate governance

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Topics: HSE trends, HSE, King IV

The latest in safety technology – is your office keeping up?

Posted by NOSA on Jan 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Technology has a tremendous impact on communication. Those who are early to adopt new technology typically have a competitive advantage, which allows them to stay ahead of their competition.

Conversely, failing to identify and adopt advancements in technology has had irreparable consequences for several well-established businesses. So, what is technology’s impact on the health and safety industry?

Connected with the latest in safety technology trends is the effect of global megatrends on occupational health and safety, an area in which our NOSA Head of Innovation, Dr Deonie Botha has been conducting research. Today we take a look at how these can have a direct (and positive) impact on how you currently train your staff on health and safety in the workplace.

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Topics: HSE trends, HSE, Global Trends, technology

A retrospective of 2016 trends and what this means for 2017

Posted by NOSA on Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM


There is a continuous demand for identifying new and creative ways to mitigate hazards in the workplace. In face, workplace health and safety risks not only have a tremendous impact on the livelihood and wellbeing of emplyees accross all industries, but they can be exceptionally costly to companies that need to address on-the-job injuries. A significant number of employees suffer from a slip, trip or fall injury every year, sometimes costing employers hundreds of thousands of rands for each incident. 

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Topics: Risk management, HSE trends, HSE, Global Trends

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