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 […]
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.
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.
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
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
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in confirmed human infections across the globe, including in the United States. This worldwide distribution of the virus led the World Health Organization (WHO) to designate COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. On March 13, 2020,