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Category: Health and Safety

23 October

Why is the Legalization of Cannabis Posing a Threat to the South African Construction Industry? On the 18th of September 2018, a statement and ruling, which has been made by the South African Constitutional Court, declared that the private usage of cannabis was promised to be decriminalized. While this may sound like it’s no big […]

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22 October

The ROSE Foundation on Managing Used Oil in the Construction Industry The ROSE Foundation, which stands for Recycling Oil Saves the Environment, serves as a non-profit organization in South Africa, that promotes sustainability and encourages the environmental-friendly management of oils and other waste in the country. The organization is funded by very big stakeholders from […]

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15 October

The Dangers of Silica in the Workplace There are countless dangers and hazards found on construction sites every single day. Health and safety is something that continues to be pushed on-site with the hope that professionals will respond rapidly and ensure they carry out their work both thoroughly and carefully. Construction workers are often sent […]

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09 October

The Bigger Picture on Construction Health Risks The topic surrounding health and safety may have already become quite a boring one to professionals, yet it is something that cannot be spoken about enough. This is particularly true when it comes to educating professionals about the hazards on site, the health and safety measures and precautions […]

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09 October

What is the Construction Industry’s Hidden Killer? There is something that is made up of fine particles, consisting of solid matter in the atmosphere, that comes from different sources, including soil, volcanic eruptions, and even occurs as a result of pollution. Construction dust is one of the leading underlying killers in the construction and mining […]

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09 October

Tackling Health and Safety Issues that May Have Long-Term Repercussions Hearing the word, “construction”, industry professionals can immediately tell you what kind of a career they’ve had, the incidents and accidents they’ve seen or endured, and even potential health issues that continued to stick throughout the years of working with certain materials, substances, chemicals, and […]

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07 October

Potential Health Risks in Construction Professionals Should Pay More Attention to Injuries in construction occur more compared to nearly any other industry in the entire world. Over the decades, construction professionals and industry analysts have learned how to manage and prep construction sites better, improve the health and safety thereof, adhere to standards more, and […]

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04 October

5 of the Most Serious Construction Hazards Did you know that one construction worker dies on site every ten minutes, which contributes to nearly 40% of deaths in developed countries? In South Africa, the industry currently has the 3rd highest fatality rate in the country, the first and second being transportation and fishing sectors. There […]

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02 October

A Goal for the Building Sector to Reach Zero Carbon Emissions within the Next Three Decades It’s no secret that the entire world needs to work on reducing their carbon footprint. The construction industry in particular, is just one industry that needs to pay a lot more attention to becoming more sustainable. At the tenth […]

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01 October

The Importance of Health and Safety in Construction Construction is one of the most dangerous industries today and event those who build buildings daily, don’t tend to realize just how dangerous it is, it is ranked amongst the top three industries that pose the biggest threat to life itself, next to agriculture and the fishing […]

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