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General: -Do not use grinding wheels that have chips, cracks or grooves. -Do not use grinder if it is not firmly anchored to the workbench. -Do not use the grinding wheel if it wobbles. Tag it “Out of Service.” -Adjust the tongue guard so that it is no more than 1/4 inch from the grinding […]

TOOLBOX TALK 27/60: Ensure that Scaffolds are Constructed and Used Safely

Did you know…? Statistics show that over one-third of the serious injuries to workers in the building trades are caused by falls from one level to another. These accidents usually occur because someone is working or standing on an unsafe surface (a makeshift scaffold) or using a scaffold incorrectly or working on one that hasn’t […]

The Protection of Personal Information

After more than seven years in the making, President Ramaphosa announced earlier last year an effective date of 1 July 2020 for the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), Act 4 of 2013. Even though the Protection Of Personal Information Act is welcomed by most, it has been long overdue and will require business owners […]