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Deonie is responsible for Innovation as well as Research and Development at SAMTRAC.

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Innovative mining technologies and the effect of man-machine interaction on OHS

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/12/16 2:00 PM / by Deonie Botha posted in HSE Mining, HSE in Business

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Prepared by: Dr Deonie Botha, Head of Research and Development at NOSA, in conjunction with the School of Mining Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

In 2014, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a foresight report on new and emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and challenges. In this foresight report, the EU-OSHA identified five new and emerging risks and challenges that would drive change in the field of occupational safety and health.

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12 Key Takeaways from the Annual Global Occupational Safety and Health Network

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/4/16 9:00 AM / by Deonie Botha posted in Global Megatrends

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Last week, NOSA's Head of Innovation at NOSA Dr Deonie Botha attended the annual GOSH.net conference in Brussels. This is an initiative of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE). Since 2009, GOSH.net has provided an exclusive information-sharing platform for senior OSH, risk management and sustainability professionals from multinational enterprises. The meetings offer a unique space for professionals from different sectors and regions to share information.

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5 Challenges of Global Megatrends to OHS

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/30/16 9:00 AM / by Deonie Botha posted in HSE trends

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We've recently been looking at Megatrends in OHS and HSE, with a particular view on how these megatrends can affect OHS training in the workplace. In this blog post we will be examining more closely the 5 challenges these megatrends present to OHS.

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12 Megatrends That Could Directly Impact OHS Training in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/27/16 9:00 AM / by Deonie Botha posted in Global Megatrends

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Our previous blog postreviewed NOSA Head of Innovation, Dr Deonie Botha’s research into the effect of global megatrends on occupational health and safety. Today we drill a little deeper, and take a look at how 12 specific megatrends could have a direct impact on how you train your staff on health and safety in the workplace.

 

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The Effect of Global Megatrends on Occupational Health and Safety

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/23/16 9:00 AM / by Deonie Botha posted in HSE trends

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Earlier this week, NOSA Head of Innovation, Dr Deonie Botha attended the IOE GOSH meeting in Belgium, and presented on global megatrends and their impact on occupational health and safety. Below we summarise the key points of her discussion, including the trends in OSH, its challenges and the blueprint of the future ‘organisation’.

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Megatrends and the Organisation of the Future

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/9/16 9:00 AM / by Deonie Botha posted in HSE trends, Corporate HSE

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NOSA’s Head of Innovation, Dr. Deonie Botha talks about global megatrends and the manner in which these will impact on the health, safety and environmental (HSE) industry.

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Health and Safety in a Modernised Mining Environment

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/6/15 9:00 AM / by Deonie Botha posted in HSE Mining, HSE trends

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Prepared by: Dr Deonie Botha

Head of Research and Development, NOSA

 

In 2014, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a foresight report on new and emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and challenges. In this foresight report the EU-OSHA identified five new and emerging risks and challenges that would drive change in the field of occupational safety and health (Cox and Fletcher, 2014).

 

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