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Workplace Ergonomics | Musculoskeletal Disorders

Exploring the Positive Effects of Efficient Workplace Ergonomics A day at work can often be demanding, but a job should not expose workers to the risk of prolonged pain or exhaustion due to poor workplace ergonomics. Studies have shown that many workers who engage in...

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Occupational Hygienist | Workplace Hazards

How the Services of an Occupational Hygienist can Benefit Employers and Employees The workplace can hold many potential threats to the health and safety of employees. The task of an occupational hygienist is to identify and neutralise them. In practice, that is...

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Exposure to Hazardous Chemical Substances at Work

Exposure to Hazardous Chemical Substances at Work South Africa’s Occupational Health and Safety Act obliges employers to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemical substances and similar threats. When promulgated in 1993, the act also made provisions for...

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Why You Should Improve Your Workplace Ergonomics

Why You Should Improve Your Workplace Ergonomics If your employees suffer frequent illnesses and injuries, you may need to improve your workplace ergonomics. Most employers are well aware of the various physical, chemical and biological hazards that could threaten...

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Occupational Hygienist – Understanding Occupational Hygiene

Understanding Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Health When it comes to the health and safety of employees in the workplace, it is advisable to seek guidance from an accredited health officer and occupational hygienist. Together, they would work to prevent health...

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The Importance of Health Risks Assessments

Why a Health Risk Assessment is Important Over the last decade, the nature of healthcare has been changing. Where the primary behaviour of the physician has long been reactive, it is now becoming more proactive. Many doctors are looking more closely at their patients’...

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