03 May 2011

SA slack on workplace safety

Despite South Africa's well written and comprehensive legislation on creating healthy and safe working environments employees are not as well protected as they should be.

Every so often dramatic scenes of workers suffering the consequences of occupational hazard make it to the headlines. The trapped Chilean and New Zealand mineworkers of 2010; construction workers holding on for life to scaffolding and images of  a mall collapse.

Legislation is word class but toothless


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