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Integrated Risk Management Software

Posted by NOSA on Jun 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Risk management is usually the responsibility of risk managers/professionals in separate business units working with different risk management systems. This contributes to a lack of risk information sharing and a lack of understanding of the organisation’s key risks, which prevents optimum results from being achieved. Although business units may function in isolation, risks certainly do not.

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Topics: work safety, Risk management, HSE, integrated, software, SHE, Incident Investigation, Reporting

How to apply adult learning principles in workplace safety training

Posted by NOSA on Jun 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 We’ve covered how to implement a training-needs analysis. In the second of our blogs on rolling out HSE training in the workplace, we focus on the adult learning principles you’ll need to adopt for the training to be effective. The workers you want to train are adults, and adults share certain characteristics that make training more effective for them (or less effective if you ignore the characteristics). If your training recognises and respects these adult learning principles, it is likely to be more effective. If your training disregards these principles, you’re wasting training money.

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Topics: work safety, Safety training, HSE training, training programme, adult learning

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

How often should I retrain my staff to remain legally compliant?

Posted by NOSA on Mar 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Your workplace is ticking along, everyone has undergone the required health and safety training at some point, and it appears that everyone understands how to prevent and minimise risk. So there’s nothing more for you to do – right? Well, no actually.

As any mechanic worth his salt will tell you, maintenance is an ongoing, essential requirement to ensure things keep running smoothly. In fact, just because certain training may not be legally required, it doesn’t mean your company doesn’t need it. So here’s what to consider when it comes to retraining your employees.

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Topics: work safety, HSE, CEO, training, 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

How much can you expect to earn with your HSE qualification?

Posted by NOSA on Feb 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There is no doubt that health and safety professionals are committed to their work, and their industry. But – to be frank – passion alone doesn’t pay the bills. When planning your career, it’s helpful to know where your qualifications will take you, and the qualifications you’ll need to acquire when you want to go further.

With this in mind, here are 14 of the most common jobs in the occupational health and safety industry, and what you can hope to earn by performing each of them. Remember, as always, this is not a finite list, but should give you a solid foundation off which to work when plotting your job prospects. What is interesting to note is the gender disparity in some of the roles – now may be your chance to change that!

Note: These salaries are measured according to international benchmarks, and do not take into account socio-economic factors specific to a region. Also, these are median amounts, meaning they usually fall directly in the middle of the pay scale for these particular job titles.

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

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

The state of mine health and safety – as of last week

Posted by NOSA on Jan 23, 2017 3:31:52 PM

Last week the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) released its 2016 statistics for mine health and safety, which were met with a mixed reception. 

In a nutshell, here’s how things look…

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Topics: work safety, Mining, Fatalities in the workplace

8 ways to beat workplace stress

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


It’s always been said that prevention is better than cure, and as we start a new year, let’s nip any potential stress in the bud with the following eight tips. Because we all know that stress is a contributing factor in workplace incidents, so are any tools to manage the risk always welcome.

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Topics: work safety, HSE, stress

Significant HSEQ Legal Updates and Development

Posted by Hanno Marais on Nov 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Recently NOSA hosted a successful safety forum in Brits, South Africa. Attendees were lucky enough to sit in on presentations given by our leaders in occupational risk management. 

Four industry experts were given the opportunity to present on topics - educating, advising and guiding attendees on the importance of legal compliance within a workplace as well as food safety services, fire safety services and general products and services NOSA has to offer as a company.

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Topics: work safety, Risk management, legal compliance

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