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high risk work
high risk work
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 15th, 2018

What it’s Like to Risk Your Life at Work Every Day

At the start of every shift, Chad Francis drops into a pit between 240 and 365 metres below ground that is held up by a system of scaffolding, bolts, straps and glue. “That’s a lot of cover over the top of you,” says the 39-year-old West Virginian coalminer. “As time goes by, there’s a lot …

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By SafetyCulture Team
October 10th, 2018

The Future of Risk Management is People-Centered

With the nickname “Risky”, it’s hardly surprising that Paul Chivers has a passion for workplace risk and safety. But his most recent experience as a risk adviser with the reality-TV series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! was on another level. “We had a cast and crew of 400-plus in the South African jungle, …

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crisis management
crisis management
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 9th, 2018

What the Australian Strawberry Scare Says About Crisis Management

In September, a worst nightmare scenario for any primary producer hit the Australian strawberry industry. Intentional sabotage of the berries with sewing needles caused mayhem. While government and the public threw their weight behind producers, it wasn’t until hundreds of thousands of dollars in produce had already been wasted. It’s now almost a month on …

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Wearable tech insurance
Wearable tech insurance
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 8th, 2018

The Risks and Rewards of the Wearable Tech Insurance Boom

Did you get your steps today? How is your resting heart rate? Have you been logging your calories and exercise? Wearable tech that tracks your every heart beat is here to stay, and it’s fast becoming one more way the insurance industry is reducing risk and keeping tabs on the people it’s insuring. But just …

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Craft Brewery Safety
Craft Brewery Safety
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 5th, 2018

Craft Breweries Team up for Better Safety on Site

In the first half of 2018 independent craft beer production has risen 5 per cent in the US alone. Specialised brewing is a booming industry, as any trip to your local bar can tell you. But these small producers still have to shoulder the responsibility of keeping their staff and customers safe as they work …

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safe work practices
safe work practices
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 4th, 2018

There’s a Scientific Method to Getting Staff to Adopt Safe Work Practices

Encouraging staff to adopt safe workplace practices often comes down to one simple quandary: to dangle a carrot or wield a stick. While this may be an old question, there’s a new a reason we really don’t need to tie ourselves in knots over which method produces results. Behavioural science in occupational health and safety …

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safety moments
safety moments
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 1st, 2018

It Only Takes a Moment to Think About Safety at Work

It’s October, which means it’s also National Safe Work Month, and the message Safe Work Australia is hoping to spread is a simple one. The theme in 2018 is ‘A moment is all it takes’ and it aims to encourage workers to take time to think about safety every day, and share stories and issues. …

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mental safety
mental safety
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 28th, 2018

Why Mental Safety Needs to be on Your Workplace Agenda

A decade ago, the phrase “mental safety” wasn’t widely used in the workplace. In those days, most safety conversations were about donning a hard hat and steel-capped boots or clearing up a trip hazard. But today, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are on the radar as the serious workplace issues they are. …

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NASA stays safe
NASA stays safe
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 26th, 2018

It IS Rocket Science: How NASA Stays Safe

Seven workers perishing right before the world’s eyes is the worst nightmare of any safety leader—and it was a life-changing event for NASA’s manager of safety programs, Dr Tracy Dillinger. In her role on the board of the Space Shuttle Independent Assessment Team for the launch of the Columbia Space Shuttle, Dillinger recommended to high-ranking …

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remote work
remote work
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 25th, 2018

How to Manage Risk in the Remote Work Economy

Flexible workforces, distributed workforces, dispersed workforces, working from home, telecommuting, the gig economy. Call it what you will, the days of the nine-to-five office jobs surrounded by your colleagues are no longer the norm. Economic imperatives, new business models and teams that can be up—or down—scaled, within hours means companies can build empires in new …

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