Published by the World Economic Forum Global Health Initiative What is TB? How does it spread? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Transmission occurs through the airborne spread of infectious droplets. When an infectious person coughs, sneezes or spits, they propel TB bacteria into the air. Left […]
a. Who was injured? saw the incident? (Injury) was working with him/her? had instructed, trained, assigned the affected person/ else was involved? Can help prevent the re-occurrence? b. What was the incident? was the injury/illness? was being done at time of injury or incident? were they told to do so? tools were being used? machinery
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, requires the employer to provide and maintain as far as reasonable and practical a work environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees. Section 7 of the Act provides direction to employers concerning the health and safety policy of the organisation.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act are supported by subordinate legislation, Regulations and Codes of Practice, which give practical guidelines on how to manage health and safety issues. Under the Act we all have obligations that we must comply with. Twenty-one sets of regulations form an inseparable part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Hazards may arise from The workplace environment e.g. insufficient lighting Equipment/Plant e.g. a noisy engine which has not been insulated Substances e.g. explosive fumes building up in a storage area; and Work systems e.g. storage of files at high level causing retrieval hazards Examples of work related hazards and risks a) Use of work equipment
For the purpose of this article we will focus on three types of risk assessments: Baseline risk assessments (Baseline HIRA) Issue based risk assessments (Issue based HIRA) Continues risk assessments (Continues HIRA) Baseline risk assessments (Baseline HIRA) Purpose of a baseline risk assessment The purpose of conducting a baseline HIRA is to establish a risk profile or a set
This section in particular requires consultation between the employer and the committee with a new method to initiating, developing, promoting, maintaining and reviewing measures to ensure health and safety. If you have only one representative he/she should then report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Two or more representatives require the establishment of a health
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE CCMA OPERATIONS & INFORMATION DEPARTMENT ON 031 362 2300, (011) 377-6650 OR YOUR NEAREST CCMA OFFICEPURPOSEThe purpose of a disciplinary code and procedure is to regulatestandards of conduct and incapacity of employees within a company ororganisation. The aim of discipline is to correct unacceptable behaviourand adopt a progressive approach in
Effective HR policies and procedures are extremely important, as they provide structure, control, consistency and fairness within an organisation. It ensures compliance with relevant employment legislation and informs employees of the Company’s expectations and their own responsibilities. A Personnel Policy forms part of the contractual agreement between employer and employee. It serves as a manual