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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 toxins and hazardous chemical substances are absorbed through the skin

Posted by NOSA on Nov 23, 2017 10:15:00 AM

We’re taking a look at the four major entry routes through which a chemical can enter the body. In our last blog, we unpacked the ways a person can inhale chemicals, and the respiratory protection your workplace must have in place. Today, we review how toxins and hazardous chemical substances are absorbed through the skin.

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Topics: risk, risk assessment, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

4 entry routes of toxins and hazardous chemical substances

Posted by NOSA on Nov 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

For a chemical to harm someone, and affect their health negatively, it must first come into contact or enter the body. It must also have some biological effect on the body.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, Safety, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances, Exposure

How to answer the hard HSE questions

Posted by NOSA on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Point of fact – there are only hard HSE questions if you don’t have an answer for them. And this is not advisable when your actions (or inactions) can lead to injury or loss of life. Have a look at the following sample list of ‘hard’ HSE questions. If your answers resemble the solutions we have provided, then every HSE question will more than likely have an easy answer. Simple.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, HSE, Safety, HSE best practice, Safety training

NOSA kicks off blended SAMTRAC special

Posted by NOSA on Nov 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

NOSA will be running a SAMTRAC course over December 2017 and January 2018, combining the best of both the classroom and e-learning options.

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Topics: Blended SAMTRAC

Manual vs online booking: How the NOSA Client Portal has made your life easier in 7 steps

Posted by NOSA on Nov 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There are several features available to you on NOSA’s new Client Portal that will add to your customer experience. But, we are aware that to adopt something new sometimes needs a little encouragement. Today, we’ll highlight the differences between manual and online booking – and how new can definitely mean improved.

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Topics: NOSA Client Portal, online registration, online booking

How to register for the new NOSA Client Portal

Posted by NOSA on Nov 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As you know, we launched our exciting new initiative to improve and enhance your experience as a valued NOSA customer – the NOSA Client Portal. The primary aim of this platform is to place control of your company’s (or your personal) NOSA training profile directly in your hands.

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Topics: NOSA Client Portal

4 environmental benefits to online learning

Posted by NOSA on Nov 2, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Online learning is an excellent educational option that offers:

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Topics: Environmental Management System, E-learning, Online learning, SAMTRAC E-Learning

10 great examples of ‘green’ buildings worldwide

Posted by NOSA on Oct 30, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Commercial buildings are responsible for some of the greatest carbon emissions. But, some responsible-minded companies have made a concerted effort to adapt their buildings as much as possible, to ensure they meet new environmental standards. By next year, as many as 48% of new non-residential building construction will be green, according to estimates. Sustainable architecture is no longer rare, and that’s something that’s happened fairly quickly – from 2005 to 2012, the number of new green building designs jumped by 39%.

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Topics: Environmental Management System, Environmental hazards, Green initiatives, sustainability

NOSA improves client service through client portal launch

Posted by NOSA on Oct 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

NOSA is continually striving towards offering its clients a user-friendly and seamless customer experience. As such, it has developed a single platform of reference for all customers, guaranteed to improve service while driving the company’s digital transformation.

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Topics: NOSA news

How to turn sustainability into a profit

Posted by NOSA on Oct 23, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Did you know – according to The Guardian, at least nine companies globally generate a billion dollars or more in revenue annually from sustainable products or services — those products and services that focus on sustainable living and/or are produced sustainably. This includes Unilever, General Electric, Ikea, Tesla, Chipotle, Nike, Toyota, Natura and Whole Foods (with Target expected to join the list in the coming months). Certainly not ‘small fry’ companies.

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Topics: Environmental Management System, proft, Environmental hazards, sustainability

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