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Vuvuzela: Good For Your Team Bad For Your Ears!

Interesting facts: Traditionally it is made from Kudu horn Used to call together meetings and could be heard by distant people summoned to attend meetings Research...

Heart And Lungs Removal Awareness Campaign Live On Air

The Asbestos Relief Trust (ART) and Kgalagadi Relief Trust’s (KRT) heart and lung removal awareness campaign went live on air from 15-26 March 2010. The...

Nanotoxicology And Risk Assessment Of Nanomaterials As A Priority Strategic Thrust For The NIOH

The Toxicology and Biochemistry Section of the NIOH under the leadership of the NIOH has is currently setting up a Nano-toxicology Unit that will...

Factory Inspector Training Course

The NIOH hosted a three day course for 17 Gauteng South Department of Labour Factory Inspectors. The training was designed to improve the skills...

A Guide For 2010 Fifa World Cup Visitors To South Africa

Introduction South Africa is putting the final touches in place for hosting one of the largest sports tournaments in the world, the 2010 FIFA World...

Silica Dust Exposure – Data Collection

Government Notice 66 in Government Gazette 32930 of 5 February 2010 In June 2008, the Department of Labour, amended the Occupational Exposure Control Limit for...

Focus on Track C: Silicosis elimination awareness for persons affected by mining operations in...

Silicosis is an incurable respiratory disease caused by the inhalation of dust containing crystalline silica. The disease is common and serious in the South...

Risk Assessment Training Courses For Provincial Health Departments

Risk assessments are the foundation on which the control of occupational health and safety risks are based. It is therefore essential that all occupational...

The NIOH Introduces A New Course: Asbestos – The Devil’s Dust

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) hosted the first in a series of 3 courses on Asbestos. Module 1, entitled Understanding Asbestos, was...

The NIOH Hosts An International Course – WHO Modules In Occupational Health

The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH), a WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) in Occupational Health (OH), hosted the international course WHO Modules in Occupational...