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Why the M1 Grayston Bridge inquiry has been postponed – again!

Posted by NOSA on Sep 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

After months of delays and several postponements, the M1 Grayston Bridge inquiry resumed on Tuesday 26 September – only to be postponed promptly once again. In the weeks prior to the resumption, the Department of Labour’s Teboho Thejane said, ‘Families that have been waiting to hear all the arguments so that they can put this matter to rest, to hear what has happened and if there are any people that are responsible for this. But at this point… we’re waiting to hear the arguments.’

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Topics: News and Opinions, Occupational Health and Safety, Construction, Grayston Bridge, Incidents, Incident Investigation, risk by industry, risk assessment

Risk assessment methodologies and techniques by category and industry

Posted by Jiaqi Sun on Jul 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Under modern occupational risk management (ORM), the primary differences between risk assessment and risk measurement are:

  • the types of data used, and
  • the way parameters are derived.


Where sufficient hard data is available, risk measurement is often more reliable than risk assessment. However, developing a theoretically valid method of combining hard data and soft data is a very difficult process (OpRisk Advisory and Towers Perrin, 2010).


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Topics: risk methodologies, risk by industry, risk assessment

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