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NOSA provides occupational health, safety and environmental risk management services and solutions and is the exclusive provider of both the NOSA Five Star Grading System and SAMTRAC. NOSA was formed in 1951 by the South African Government to reduce injuries and fatalities in the workplace. The business was acquired and restructured by MICROmega Holdings Limited in 2005, with a strong focus on creating a national service provider that met the growing demand for occupational health and safety services. NOSA offers over 50 safety, health, environmental and quality training courses, including the industry leader SAMTRAC.
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How to celebrate your new year safely

Posted by NOSA on Dec 28, 2017 1:15:00 PM


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Topics: New Year, Holiday, driving safety, Safety tips, Holiday safety

12 Days of Christmas Safety 

Posted by NOSA on Dec 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM
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Topics: Holiday safety, Household safety, Christmas

24 holiday tips for the silly season

Posted by NOSA on Dec 21, 2017 10:10:00 AM


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Topics: Holiday safety, Sun safety, Household safety

8 tips to protect yourself in the sun

Posted by NOSA on Dec 18, 2017 9:50:00 AM


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Topics: Holiday safety, Sun safety

9 signs of burnout

Posted by NOSA on Dec 14, 2017 9:03:00 AM

The difference between stress and burnout is a matter of degree, which means that the earlier you recognise the signs, the better to avoid burnout. 

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Topics: stress, fatigue management, burnout

8 fire and first aid tips for the holidays

Posted by NOSA on Dec 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As the schools close, and everyone gets ready for the festivities, take note of these essential holiday safety tips. 

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Topics: Fire safety, Holiday, Safety tips, First aid, Emergency tips

How to plan, prepare and respond to an emergency

Posted by NOSA on Dec 7, 2017 11:47:34 AM

Developing your company's required emergency plan ensures all personnel and visitors can act swiftly and decisively in emergency situations, and to minimise the effects of an emergency situation. NOSA will help you to implement the procedures and guidelines to prepare your staff in handling, rectifying and/or minimising emergencies that could potentially affect your work activities.

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Topics: Risk management, Fire safety, emergency

The negative effects of illegal mining

Posted by NOSA on Dec 4, 2017 10:45:00 AM

In May this year, we took a look at the current landscape of illegal mining. Today, we review the negative effects of this clandestine industry.

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Topics: Mining, risk, Environmental hazards, Illegal mining, Health and safety hazards

Uncommon, but not unheard of – hazardous chemicals and injections

Posted by NOSA on Nov 30, 2017 10:30:00 AM

We’re now onto the last of our blogs on entry routes of hazardous substances into the body, and today’s article takes a look at accidental injection of such toxins. While uncommon in most workplaces, it can occur when a sharp object (e.g., needle) punctures the skin and injects a chemical (or virus) directly into the bloodstream.

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Topics: HSE, HSE best practice, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

How hazardous chemicals and toxins are ingested

Posted by NOSA on Nov 27, 2017 11:12:43 AM

In part three of our four-part blog series, we take a look at how hazardous substances are ingested through the body. It sounds pretty simple – we swallow them right? It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Let’s have a look.

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Topics: work safety, HSE, HSE best practice, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

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