Head protection is important. Watch this video to learn about the different head injuries you are more likely to suffer without wearing the correct head protection 


There are many different ways to contact a person or a company nowadays. There are email, telephone, fax and some companies can even be found on WhatsApp or be contacted via sms.


Depending on your work environment, you could be at risk for various eye injuries. Your eyes are some of the most important body parts when it comes to daily functioning. The condition of your eyes can often influence your ability to perform optimally at work. 


After what was hopefully a restful weekend, everyone is hopefully ready for the week ahead. We here at Tradex hope you are bright eyed, bushy tailed and more than willing and able to give your best for your team this coming week.


Since your face is definitely a vulnerable part of your body, it is wise to invest in good face protection. Damage that affect the face can also cause damage to vital body parts like your eyes, mouth and nose. Face protection should therefore not be taken lightly.


Head protection is primarily intended to protect the wearer from impact blows and needs to absorb the shock of a blow. When it comes to the general shape of the helmet, there are 2 types of protection offered. The first is helmets with a full brim which is not less than 1 and ¼ inches wide. The second is brimless helmets with a peak extending forward from the crown.


This year marks the 63rd anniversary of the famous march of 1956 of 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Why celebrate a day such as the 9th of August every year? It is good to acknowledge bravery and positive influence and keeps hope alive in people of all walks of life.


Social media have been compared to many things. It's increasingly popular and there are several more social media platforms than there used to be a couple of years ago. You get to choose which ones you like and which ones you don't or you could simply be found on them all!


Healthcare, retail, security and the military are professions where -- alas -- some people have to work on Christmas.

Most of us are looking forward to the long weekend this holiday season when we can spend extra time with loved ones. We take for granted that most employers will close their doors for some or all of the upcoming Christmas holiday.

And most do More than 90 percent of businesses responding to a Society of Human Resource Management poll affirmed that they give their employees this time off.

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, workplaces are preparing for shutdowns over the summer holiday season.

This is an opportune time to reflect on the roles and responsibilities of your managers, supervisors and employees and ensure your workplace and your staff stay safe over this period.

Bova safety boots donation supports street children in developing skills and securing employment opportunities

I Care, a non-governmental organisation with a mission of solving the problems of street children in South Africa, recently received a donation of Bova safety boots.

In the construction industry, workers are consistently operating in environments where hazards abound. Employers and employees alike rely on state-of-the-art fall protection equipment as they work on various types of structures.

With all of the different options for fall protection, it is important to take a look at netting systems.

Workers in cold weather could be exposed to serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. In certain instances, workers exposed to severe weather without personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could lead to death.

The holidays are often an incredible time for store owners. Sales are up, accompanied by your profits.

Although the sales numbers are good for the business during the holidays, most employees at the business are tired at this time of the year showing signs of fatigue, due to the hectic schedules they've had to endure throughout the entire year. and when these signs start to show up it simply means they too have got to rest sometime or take a break from work. this means finding a way to kindly tell your customers “they’ve got until this date to buy, and after that, we're out of here.”

High visibility safety vests at first glance appear to be the same now as they have been for many years. But there have been many improvements and variations made to make reflective safety vests more effective and comfortable for workers.

In order to reduce the risk of exposure to a variety of hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be used for bodily protection of eyes, face, ears, head and extremities.

PPE may also involve protective clothing, respiratory devices and protective shields and barriers.

Employees should wear and use PPE where required and when necessary. Equipment must be inspected before use and maintained in working condition.

Before you begin a fall protection program, first identify the potential fall hazards in your workplace. Any time a worker is at a height, there is a risk of falling. Generally, the greater the height, the greater the risk is of sustaining a more severe injury.

Rain Season is here, and for many of us, that means hours spent walking or labouring in the rain. Good rain gear is critical, but even the best of the best can’t keep us 100 percent dry in sustained precipitation.

Whether it’s a trickle down the neck, or self-generated humidity, everyone is guaranteed to at least get damp eventually. However, there are lots of minor adjustments you can make in how you wear your rain gear that will help keep a little more water out and get you that much closer to 100 percent dry.

Many injuries can be prevented by wearing the correct protective Clothing/Gear. In this section, we would like to discuss the correct clothing and gear required to perform many different mining activities.

The Mining Sector could do well to follow the example of the motorcycle community and their acronym ATGATT.

Dear Tradex Customers please read Important Year-End Closure Message from Tradex Management, with regards to Purchasing Processes for the months of November/ December 2017.

Dear Valued Customers, we know how Purchasing a Product Online can be a bit of a struggle sometimes. Hence we have compiled an infographic to guide you on five Quick and Easy Steps that will help make your ordering and buying requirements much more Efficient at a Click of a Button. 

Personal protective equipment is an important part of the health and safety puzzle - if it's used and used correctly

Hazards exist in every workplace and come in many different forms, from sharp edges and falling objects to dangerous chemicals and loud noise. With so many risks, it's no surprise that workers experience nearly two million disabling injuries each year, more than a quarter of which will affect the head, eyes, hands, and feet.

Feet are the foundation of the body, carrying the burden of weight while supporting the knees, back, and hips

Workers who walk or stand for long periods of time during their workday, without proper foot support and shock absorption, are susceptible to pain and harmful musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that can have lasting effects on the body.

Just as steel-toe footwear is often required as personal protective equipment for workers, insoles are essential for preventing pain and fatigue. 

Safety clothing provides additional workplace protection to employees when all other safety measures are applied. 

When employers do not invest in the safety of their workers small accidents can slow the progress of production in the work place and basically keep some of the workers away from work, which can result in a loss of labour time and money or the employer.

Your employees' personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital to keep them safe. Without it, they're vulnerable to serious injuries.

The most common of which are hand injuries. This is because your employees constantly work with the hands and, when they use tools and machinery, it puts them in danger.

That's why you give them safety gloves as part of their PPE, But to ensure their safety gloves do their job, your employees must never do these three things with them...

A serious workplace injury or death changes lives forever for families, friends, communities, and co-workers too. Human loss and suffering are immeasurable. 

Occupational injuries and illnesses can provoke major crises for the families in which they occur. 

Any business knows that employee attrition and absenteeism can be major obstacles.

Hello Readers,

Did you know that safety at work is a necessary priority for all workplaces, especially those workers whose daily task require them to use heavy machinery and dangerous goods in order to perform their jobs better. 

Such workers need to always be protected from possible injuries that may occur during working hours. 


You have a legal duty to uphold your employees' health and safety in the workplace. And part of that duty is to provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE).

And you must also ensure the PPE you provide actually suits the hazard it's being used for.

So to help give you get an idea of what PPE to provide, here's a list of three very common workplace hazards in a standard workplace...

Have Your Workers "Seen the Light" About Eye Safety? 

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection The main causes of eye injury are flying objects, contact with chemicals, improper equipment operation, poor choice of eye wear, improper fit, and lack of awareness about risks.

One industry sector that does not seem to receive the coverage and focus that it deserves is the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sector. This is surprising, since a recent research report undertaken by MarketsandMarkets, one of the premium forecasting and market research firms in the world, found that the PPE industry looks set to grow globally by nearly 7% per annum, to reach a value of over $52.4bn by 2020.

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