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Newsaw Tally Service

30, Jun 2020

NEWSAW is ready to roll out a simple sawlog tally service to the forestry and sawmilling industry in South Africa.

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Here’s how to monitor and manage employees with symptoms of Covid-19

29, Jun 2020

With more workers returning to the workplace after the implementation of Level 4 lockdown, employers should take heed of the Department of Health Guidelines for symptom monitoring and management of essential workers for Covid-19 related infections.

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Interpretation of Safety Vessel Compliance Sparks Needless Fears

19, Jun 2020

Industry members have questioned whether they might be fined or even imprisoned should their vessels be non-compliant, following confusing statements.

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Wood-Mizer HR250 resaw increases Lowveld sawmill productivity

10, Jun 2020

A Wood-Mizer HR250 twin horizontal resaw has a significant impact on the productivity and profitability of a prominent pallet component producer.

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Taking a stand for timber construction during COVID-19

29, May 2020

The ITC-SA, the SAQA has taken several exceptional steps in supporting not only its membership, but the timber construction industry at large, as the country transitions to Level 3 of lockdown.

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Health and safety burden shifts onto firms as Level 3 opens way for big resumption of economic activity

28, May 2020

Under Level 3, most industries, from sawmilling and construction to manufacturing and retail, would be allowed to resume, with only a handful of activities still deemed too risky, owing to the difficulty of enforcing physical distancing.

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Everising and First Cut: a cutting-edge partnership delivering premium equipment, consumables and technical support to South African steel fabricators

27, May 2020

When one is striving to stay on the cutting-edge in a fabrication or manufacturing environment, getting the balance right between high-performance equipment, consumables and the accompanying technical support is crucial.

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Guidance on vulnerable employees and workplace accommodation in relation to COVID-19

26, May 2020

This document aims to provide guidance to evaluate and manage vulnerable employees in the context of the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as mentioned in the Regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.

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First Cut: sharpening the SA supply chain with ‘proudly local’ blades and welding electrodes manufacturing

15, May 2020

As SA industry returns to work under the current Covid-19 national lockdown, companies are carefully considering how to safely optimise performance, recover lost revenue and preserve jobs.

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Submission to Government - Sector Framework: COVID-19 Risk-adjusted Strategy

10, May 2020

This submission is to urgently bring to the attention the supply/value chain associated with forestry products and to ensure that forestry, along with its downstream industries all exist in the same level of the COVID-19 Risk-adjusted Strategy.

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