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May 27th, 2019

CCMA outcome on Cannabis use in the workplace

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled that the dismissal of three employees who tested positive for cannabis in a working environment where the employer has zero…

May 27th, 2019

Driver Medicals- a Guideline to safety in declaring Fitness for work

Legislation and Standards applicable: The National Road Traffic Act and Regulations 12 of 1996. Driven machinery Regulations (GNR 145, 18/02/2005) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993…

November 7th, 2018

The legality of Cannabis – how it affects in the workplace.

Flying high – Weed in the workplace By Jose Jorge, Director and Steven Adams, Associate, Employment, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr In the last few weeks, several news outlets have suggested that…

June 12th, 2018

What can you do to prevent accidents in the work environment.

 The primary aim of Occupational Health and Safety is the prevention of accidents and illnesses in the workplace. The principle method being the training of workers and management. Train them…

May 18th, 2018

The Importance of doing an Exit Medical.

When an employee terminates your employ, either through full employment or temporary employment, an exit medical assessment can help ensure that you and your employee are both covered.  This is especially…

May 7th, 2018

The Philosophy behind the Code of Ethics

Philosophy of the code. OH Professions play an important role in ensuring medically sound working environment for various professions through the following adherence. Conduct based on that of ethical behavior…

April 26th, 2018

Objectives of an occupational health service.

Each company should have their own policy statements regarding the health of their employees.  This can only be as good or as bad as the guidelines each company offers to…

April 20th, 2018

Conducting a Pre-employment medical assessment.

Why is it important for your company to do Pre-medicals on employees before they start? Employing the right person for the position for your organization is always very challenging, as…

February 4th, 2018

The Need for Drug testing to determine Occupational Fitness in the workplace.

Drug testing to determine your fitness in the workplace.  Why is that so important?  Employers and employees always inquire why there must be drug tests done.  Drug tests are done…

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