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Rio 2016 receives top global sustainability certificate for organisation of major events

The work of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games – and a positive legacy – in a sustainable manner has been recognised with the award of the top global certificate for the sector. Created

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Tip of the Month- 8. Health & Safety Rule

Use the Correct Equipment for the Task Never be tempted to use the wrong equipment for the job. Many accidents happen because people have not chosen the right equipment for the work to be done. Controlling the risk often means

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Tip of the Month- 5. Health & Safety Rule

Wear the Correct Safety Clothing Properly at ALL Times! If safety clothing such as a lab coat, eye protection, gloves, respirator, hard hats etc, has been designated for your work, please wear it and ensure you understand how to use

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Tip of the Month- 4. Health & Safety Rule

Keep your workplace clean and tidy Housekeeping it VERY important! Good housekeeping is important; keeping workplaces clear and tidy can prevent many of the more common hazards such as slip, trips fall accidents, fires etc. Check floors regularly for trip

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Preparing for an Emergency

An interesting read found online at http://www.ready.gov/ I noticed this website is not South African based but you may still find it very interesting and may serve as quite useful for some. They provide information on how to prepare for

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Bee and Wasp Sting Emergency Protocol

Despite the differences between bee and wasp venom, symptoms of their stings are similar and can be treated in a similar way. A bee will sting only once, a wasp often stings multiple times. A bee also leaves its sting

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Anaphylaxis Emergency Protocol

First Aid Techniques Do not hesitate to act! The first signs of anaphylaxis can be mild, becoming life-threatening very quickly. Alert security or safety officer and arrange for transportation of the patient. If the patient has an Epinephrine auto-injector, use

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Forklift Blind Spots Are Unforgiving

Forklift blind spots are everywhere. Forward, back, left and right. Hear how to avoid collisions and injuries when hauling large loads or driving backward. Sometimes powered industrial trucks, a.k.a. forklifts, have more blind spots than areas of clear vision. A

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Staying Safe & Sober in the Workplace

Justin Goldblatt, general manager of Runrite Electronics, explains how alcohol abuse in the workplace can be overcome. Alcohol is the most widely used and commonly available intoxicating substance. Alcohol testing has become commonplace in the industrial sector; primarily driven by

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Extreme Safety Fails

We recently posted an article about a few situations where safety was not the number one priority, see Health and Safety Nominations (Please don’t try this at home). Here are some more interesting scenario’s whereby health and safety was definitely not

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