A new initiative by the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) will improve food safety standards of the whole food supply chain, to the benefit not only of the food industry, but also of South African consumers according to the CGCSA's Michael Broughton.
This programme is intended to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and competence in the fields of occupational and environmental health. The course will provide health professionals with the skills necessary to render effective, ethical and quality occupational and environmental health services in the private, public and academic sectors.
The Industrial Health Research Group requires an HIV/AIDS education and training facilitator with working experience of the public health sector. To apply, please send your CV and a letter of application summarising how you believe your knowledge and experience meet the criteria for this position. Include the names, and contact details of two referees. Submit, to:The Director, Industrial Health Research Group,Protem 1, Lower Campus, UCT.Phone: 021 6503508, Fax: 021 6855209 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications 18th November, 2002
The burden of disease resulting from working in mines is unacceptably high in South Africa, Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said on Tuesday. Speaking in the National Assembly during debate on the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Bill, she said about 25 000 compensation applications were made each year for occupational lung diseases resulting from working in mines. In the past, occupational health has often been neglected, and yet the fact remains that globally over one million workers die from work-related diseases and injuries, and there are over 160-million cases of work-related diseases annually. The amendments in the bill might appear to be minor, but had far-reaching implications, as they will unblock some of the problems experienced thus far, she said. Among other things, the bill extended the length of time during which an ex-miner could apply to be medically examined from six to 24 months. Tshabalala-Msimang said one of the most important provisions in the bill was one that limited commission for agents who assisted mineworkers in accessing compensation. A fee of not more than half a percent of the benefit paid to the sick worker could be charged, and the bill made it an offence to charge more. The measure received the support of all sides of the House, and will now go to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.(Source:SAPA, 22 October 2002)
The Industrial Health Research Group (IHRG) requires an HIVAIDS education and training facilitator with working experience in the public health sector. To apply, please send your CV and a letter of application summarising how your knowledge and experience meet the criteria for this position and include the names, and contact details of two referees, to: The Director, Industrial Health Research Group, Protem 1, Lower Campus, UCT. Phone: 021 6503508 Fax: 021 6855209 e-mail: email@example.com Closing date for applications 18 March, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training: 2001 Diploma In Health Services Management and Diploma In Occupational Health are offered by the University Of Natal, Nelson R Mandela School Of Medicine, Department Of Community Health