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S&V Protect Magazine

S&V Protect Magazine is the only South African magazine publication aimed exclusively at the PPE end user. The magazine is published quarterly and covers all aspects of the personal protective equipment and occupational health and safety industry. With editorial contributions from professionals within the industry the publication covers all aspects of the industry. The magazine is published digitally and is available for free via email and on our website.   



03 Upfront
- Online from China: Noncompliant footwear, respiratory protection products slip in undetected.

05 OHS in Focus
- Be mentally prepared for emergencies, advises Leighton Bennett, Benrisk Consulting, Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA. At home, at work, take time to practise your reaction to potential dangers.

07 Safety in Construction
- The long overdue overhaul of South African construction health and safety, by Professor John Smallwood, Professor of Construction Management, Department of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela University.

13 Housekeeping
- Pristine spaces promote wellbeing, writes Francois van Zyl, GM of Broll Specialised Services.

14 Standards
- ASTM International shows how standards underpin sustainability efforts, and devises a standard for ‘deadly’ beach umbrellas.

15 Competition
- Master Builders Association North Regional Safety Competition.

17 Water
- South Africa’s water crisis – a call to action for climate-resilient solutions, by Robert Erasmus of Sanitech.

18 Workwear
- Pioneering protection: The evolution of Da Gama’s D59 workwear fabrics, by Janice Roberts, Technical Projects Manager, Da Gama Textiles.

19 Innovation
- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: Helmet with vibration sensor for excavator drivers.
- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: Sensor measures oxygen content of breath.
- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: Web platform and app aim to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease.

23 Buyers' Guide
- What's on offer.

Advertisers in this Issue
Kaliber (02), Palm Footwear/Terrapod (OFC), Rainbow Group (06), Rebel SafetyGear (04), S&V Calendar (this page), S&V Directory (12), SAFLEC (03).

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