A-OSH 2019 was rather a busy and eventful Expo for SAPEMA this year.

SAPEMA decided to add a little of pizazz to the show, by hosting our very own Industrial PPE Fashion Show! With a glossy ramp , upbeat music with sensational dancers, the SAPEMA Runway caught most peoples attention at the Show. We had Du Pont showcasing their Tyvek 500 Xpert and Tychem Suits as well as their new Chemical range of gloves, Select PPE strutting Women in Mining Workwear, Dromex showing their specialized Arc suits and Hi-TEC Interceptor showing off their tactical gear from boots to bullet proof vests. SAPEMA then had Protekta demonstrating the buddy system for putting on full body harnesses, as well as then have a routine showcasing head, hand & hearing protection and respiratory PPE items.

The YouTube video of the fashion show can be viewed below:


SAPEMA and SAIOSH coordinated a jam packed Industrial Speaker theatre at A-OSH 2019. This speaker theatre gets more and more popular every year, with visitors even overflowing into the passage as there were not enough seats. Over the 3 days the most insightful topics were presented by top class speakers :

Day 1
  • Changes / Amendments to the OHS Act (Saiosh) Phumudzo Maphaha Director: Occupational Health and Safety-Department of Labour
  • SABS Standards: Update on workwear standards. (SAPEMA) Mahesh Nagessar- Standards writer SABS
  • Accident Investigations (SAPEMA) Craig Proctor-Parker- Accident Specialist
  • Professional registration of OHS practitioners (Saiosh) Neels Nortje- Saiosh CEO
  • Woman in mining (SAPEMA) Dr Natalie Skeepers- Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist
  • Roles and responsibilities of your PPE supplier (SAPEMA) Karl (Buffy) Rottcher- UVEX Product and Business development Manager
Day 2
  • Indoor Air Quality – The sleeping giant : (SAPEMA) Dr Julie Riggs – H&S Academic Practitioner Writer / Speaker
  • PPE in the construction sector …Why are the standards so low? (SAPEMA) Deon Bester – OHS Manager
    Master Builders Association Western Cape
  • ISO 45001 (Saiosh) Jerry Ramdunee – CEO Industry Compliance and Certification Authority of South Africa (ICCASA)
  •  Dagga in the workplace …. how do we deal with it now? (SAPEMA) Advocate Hendrik Terblanche – Partner LEGRICON Pty Ltd.
  •  Professional registration of OHS practitioners (Saiosh) Neels Nortje – Saiosh CEO
Day 3
  • Welcome to The role of an Occupational Hygienist in determining PPE in the workplace (SAPEMA) Norman Khoza – Senior Program Officer.
  • Noise induced hearing loss (choosing the correct hearing protection) (SAPEMA) Jarryd
  • Professional registration of OHS practitioners (Saiosh) Neels Nortje – Saiosh CEO
  • The presentations from these speakers are also available on the SAPEMA webpage www.sapema.org

Speaker Presentations

Please select a thumbnail below to view the speakers A-OSH presentation:

Craig Proctor-Parker
Accident Investigations

Deon Bester
PPE in the Construction Sector …Why are the standards so low?

Hendrik Terblanche
Dagga in the Workplace… How do we deal with it now?

Jarryd Swanepoel
Noise induced Hearing Loss (Choosing the correct Hearing Protection)

Jerry Ramdunee
ISO 45001

Dr Julie Riggs
Indoor Air Quality – The Sleeping Giant

Karl (Buffy) Rottcher
Roles and Responsibilities of your PPE Supplier

Mahesh Nagessar
SABS Standards: Update on Workwear Standards

Neels Nortje
Professional Registration of OHS Ppractitioners

Norman Khoza
Welcome to The role of an Occupational Hygienist in determining PPE in the Workplace