SHEQ Forum workshops in 2023

Published: 04/05/2023

The Agbiz SHEQ (safety, health, environmental and quality) Forum was established in 2022 by Agbiz Grain in a bid to keep Agbiz members up to date with various trends, legislation and good practices through quarterly workshops.
The theme of the first workshop was “Fire risk and the prevention of fire in the workplace” and was presented by Liebrecht Swanepoel and Ben Badenhorst. The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases
Act, 1993 (Act 130 of 1993) will be addressed in the second quarter and the workshop will unpack practical aspects of injury on duty and occupational diseases. This workshop will lay the foundation for the third- and fourth quarter workshops.
The third-quarter workshop will address ‘medical surveillance and occupational health’ whereas ‘occupational hygiene surveying’ will be the theme in the last quarter. The latter will be presented by a qualified expert in occupational hygiene. Both medical surveillance and occupational hygiene surveying play a critical role in managing occupational injuries and diseases. – Gerard Ramage, SHEQ manager, VKB Group