Trends from the automation capital

  The buzzwords at this year’s SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Germany were “energy” and “data”. Economic pressures, environmental consciousness and regulations have influenced product and service designs, and shifted the focus to technology optimisation. Automation trade fairs and conferences are good indicators of shifting trends in the market, and the SPS IPC Drives Exhibition […]

Approved Inspection Authorities for Occupational Health and Hygiene

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act of 1993 makes provision for the registration and functioning of Department of Labour (DoL) Approved Inspection Authorities (AIAs) for Occupational Health and Hygiene (OHH). These companies may be contracted to conduct surveys on, among others, noise, illumination and hazardous chemical substance exposure. The new legislation requires that these […]

IESSA president’s year-end message

  I look over my shoulder and wonder where 2014 has gone. IESSA has been working hard to recruit new members and to complete a number of standards and guides for the industry, which will be published by SANS soon. The branch committees and the PR Committee have done well by holding many interesting meetings […]