South Africa Postal Services 2009 Issue
Designed by Peter Sibanda

Occupational Health

South Africa Postal Service has issued five new stamps with a postage value of standard postage named "Occupational Health" on the 20th of March 2009. These stamps depict five different occupation and the requirements needed to remain in good physical condition while performing this type of work. Each stamp occupation and Health concerns are listed below:

  • Ergonomics in the Office (Top Left) - Person in an office sitting on a chair in front of a computer indicate correct posture. Note: Knees, hips, elbows at 90 degrees and Head and back straight.
  • Medical Surveillance (Top Middle) - workers exposed to certain risk in the workplace require medical surveillance. For example: this worker depicted on the stamp is having his hearing check. Other medical surveillance might be eye sight, Physical health or immunization.
  • Personal Protection Equipment (Top Right) - Fireman shown in full fire protection gear spraying water on fire. Other protective gear might be Hard Hats, safety shoes, or eye protection.
  • Ensure Safe Work Place - (Bottom left) - inside a workshop there are many machines that need to be in identified areas. Sometimes tape on the floor will indicate a machine area or walkways. Other areas may be marked indicating ear protection, safety shoes or some other type of safety equipment.
  • Legally Required Training (Bottom Right) - Some jobs require workers to be safety trained on a annual basics. Other types of workers may need training on how to lift a parcel safely.

"Occupational Health" stamps can be purchased as a set of 5, Control blocks, Sheets of 10, or FDC Commemorative Envelope. The size of each stamp is 38mm x 28.88mm and the size of each sheet is 174.4mm x 106mm. They will be printed by Joh. Enschede Stamps B.V., Netherlands using the offset lithography printing process with 110gms Sopal stamp gummed paper. A quantity of 30,000 will be printed.


Occupational Health FDC Commemorative Envelope


Occupational Health FDC Stamp



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.postoffice.co.za/Default.aspx Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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