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The most dangerous driving habit – and it’s no longer drinking

Posted by NOSA on Aug 24, 2017 2:00:00 PM
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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, Safety, Safety training, driving safety

How to develop your HSE training materials

Posted by NOSA on Jun 29, 2017 11:45:00 AM

We’re now halfway through unpacking the process of rolling out your workplace safety training, and it’s time to move on to how to develop your training materials.

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Topics: work safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Safety training, HSE training

5 key FAQs on LexisNexis acquisition - answered

Posted by NOSA on Jun 15, 2017 11:22:00 AM

In May of this year, NOSA acquired the Occupational Hygiene (OH) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) divisions of LexisNexis Legal & Professional (part of RELX Group). Duncan Carlisle, CEO of NOSA, took a moment to answer a few key questions around this acquisition.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, NOSA news, Press release

How to roll out your safety training

Posted by NOSA on May 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Most occupational health and safety legislation requires employers to provide training to employees that enables them to perform their work in a manner that is safe and without risks to their health and safety. We all recognise the value and benefit of workforce training – it makes workers more efficient by increasing production, revenue, and profits while decreasing costs, waste, and inefficiencies. Effective training can lead to increased compliance with regulations. It can even lead to a happier, more satisfied workforce, which in turn reduces turnover and costly on-boarding. But it needs to be done properly and effectively – you cannot blaze forth with half-formed plans and vague ideas of how to proceed.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, Safety, Safety training

9 crazy – but TRUE – safety facts

Posted by NOSA on May 25, 2017 12:05:00 PM
We should always, always take safety seriously, but safety information can be both informative and entertaining. Now that we’ve got your attention, take a look at these nine safety facts that seem crazy, but are in fact 100% true.

 

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Topics: work safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Safety

Refresher: Are your fire safety measures up to standard?

Posted by NOSA on Apr 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Remember when the Durban skyline was blackened by a fire that blazed within – and without – a local factory. The fire broke out on the morning of Friday the 24th of March, at a 200 000 m2 Transnet-owned wax-production facility, and eventually razed the building to the ground. Alex Gloster, a Durban Fire Department commander on the scene of the factory fire, said that firefighters had done a ‘world class job’ on what was ‘…certainly the biggest fire of my career.’

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, Fire safety, Tips, HSE best practice

7 benefits to upskilling your employees

Posted by NOSA on Mar 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Career in Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, HSE, training

5 reasons premium HSE training pays for itself

Posted by NOSA on Mar 16, 2017 1:00:00 PM

As a corporate leader, global competition and razor-thin margins can pressure your employer to make financial decisions that conflict with health and safety standards. As health and safety professionals, it can become tiresome, having to constantly justify necessary spend. Let’s be honest – we know the safety training our company needs, and perhaps in the interests of getting that training, we’ll opt for the ‘discount’ option in order to please our employers and their bottom lines while still meeting our HSE legal requirements.

In reality, however, current safety statistics show that improving work site safety practices reduces both direct and indirect employee costs in the long run, saving money and even the company itself. Here’s how paying cheap now can cost you dearly later.

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Topics: Career in Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Risk management, training, Fatalities in the workplace, Budget

Where can I earn the most as an HSE professional?

Posted by NOSA on Mar 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We’ve said this before – having a passion for your work is important, but this would mean nothing if its compensation doesn’t come close to feeding you and your family. This blog reveals what you can expect to earn, depending on where you are in the world, and the employment landscape for each of the areas we discuss. We focus on three continents specifically – the United Kingdom, Africa and the United States.

Remember: These salary brackets can vary. The information provided here has been compiled from data covering as wide a proportion of the international industry as possible. Also, as we have done in previous blogs, the salaries are annual earnings, and are listed in US dollars for ease of reference.

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Topics: Career in Health and Safety, work safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Global Trends

Where can I work with my HSE training?

Posted by NOSA on Feb 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You already know that studying further is a good idea. How can enhancing existing qualifications ever be a bad thing? And you already know that once you have successfully achieved your qualification you’ll be able to plan, implement and maintain a safety, health and environmental (SHE) management system.

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Topics: Career in Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, HSE, training

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