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By: Sheqafrica  11-11-2011
Keywords: Risk Management, health and safety, Trauma recovery

World SHEQ News
September 21st, 2011

A group of 450 former SA gold miners are suing Anglo American in London for failing to prevent silicosis, arguing lack of ventilation, respirators and showers.

September 5th, 2011

Suicide claims about 12% of workers who die prematurely in South Africa, prompting government discussions and trauma recovery workshops by leading employers.

July 21st, 2011

UAE construction operators are focusing on risk assessment, induction, awareness and communicating risk management to workers before projects and jobs.

July 10th, 2011

Psoriasis, a genetic, chronic, non contagious skin inflammation disease affecting many workers, is aggravated by some irritants and heavy clothing.

July 7th, 2011

Absenteeism is a leading cause of loss sheq loss. Managers should develop policies, metrics and third party consultanting to understand and manage absenteeism.

July 5th, 2011

A Chinese construction company building Polish highways at 30% cheaper than European contractors, took tolls on health, safety and quality.

June 23rd, 2011

Managers on site visits should focus on process risk and culture, not on conditions and individual risks. Some oil rig exec visits had failed to stop disaster.

June 21st, 2011

A 2011 oil and gas market research report reveals effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil drill rig spill on HSE management and legislation.

June 3rd, 2011

Cell phone radiation is a carcinogenic hazard contributing to cancer, says the World Health Organisation, reversing its former neutral or ‘inconclusive’ stance.

May 27th, 2011

Some health and safety practitioners complain about ‘corporate lip service to safety on a shoestring budget, but sheq officials should learn managerial language.


Keywords: Government Discussions, health and safety, Risk Management, Trauma recovery,

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