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digital checklists
digital checklists
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 19th, 2018

Why Digital Checklists Beat Paper Every Single Time

A high school in Australia made history in November by allowing final year students to take their English literature exam digitally for the first time. It’s a sign of just how entrenched digital processes and actions have become in our everyday life. Since working electronically became the norm, reports, documents and correspondence are rarely handwritten. …

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safety needs
safety needs
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 16th, 2018

Go Figure: Why Safety Needs More Than Numbers

Quantitative risk assessment techniques, or those that assign numerical or statistical ratings to risk and safety issues, are used to estimate risk or find the probability of something going wrong. It’s the sort of approach that results in those workplace safety signs you’ll see spruiked on business entrances such as “200 days without an incident”. …

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best brand ambassadors
best brand ambassadors
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 14th, 2018

How to Transform Your Staff Into Your Best Brand Ambassadors

All the bells and whistles of strategy, focus, direction and management don’t matter if a business is hit with a public relations crisis. If your brand is your most valuable asset, then your employees, particularly those who interact with the public, are directly responsible for maintaining and communicating what a company stands for. With social …

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Grenfell fire lessons
Grenfell fire lessons
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 12th, 2018

7 Crucial Lessons From London’s Tragic Grenfell Fire

Seventy-two people died when Grenfell Tower, a 1970s high-rise apartment block in west London, was engulfed in flames in June 2017. Whole families perished, including a six-month-old baby found cradled in her mother’s arms. Another man burned to death staying behind with his two bull terriers. A 24-year-old artist whose work was being shown at …

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active shooter plan
active shooter plan
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 9th, 2018

Have an Active Shooter Plan in Place. It Could Save Your Life

The death of 12 people at a Californian bar on Wednesday takes the number of mass shootings in America to 311 this year. As distasteful as it feels, people need to think about what their response plan would be, if it happened to them. When Kristina Anderson’s Professor of French told the class to call …

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keeping concerts safe
keeping concerts safe
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 8th, 2018

‘Trust me, I’m a Roadie’: The Unsung Heroes Keeping Concerts Safe and Sounding Great Night After Night

The feedback for Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll, since its release in late September, has been hugely positive from the industry it puts the spotlight on. It’s a book that looks at Australia’s greatest behind-the-scenes players of tours by the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, INXS and more. What it’s achieved is giving …

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construction industry suicide prevention
construction industry suicide prevention
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 6th, 2018

Let’s Talk About What ‘Not Doing so Well’ Actually Looks Like

During his time as a union official and State Secretary of the Plumbers Union, Jorgen Gullestrup was regularly faced with the harrowing task of helping families after the suicide of an industry member. He says it often involved organising a collection for the family, or sorting out superannuation entitlements. For families, it was never really …

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shop and go
shop and go
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 5th, 2018

Will New ‘Shop and Go’ Grocery Store Technology Have an Impact on Stock Loss?

Retailers are experimenting with checkout-free shopping—and while it boosts convenience for customers, it’s yet to be seen what effect it might have on theft levels. It was Amazon who started the ball rolling in January with its “just walk out” shopping experience. The first Amazon Go store at the company’s headquarters in Seattle teamed an …

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better safety culture
better safety culture
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 31st, 2018

4 Leadership Moves to Build a Better Safety Culture and Improve Employee Mindset

There’s a new breed of corporate culture aimed at proactively keeping workplaces safe. It’s commonly known as “safety culture” and it’s revolutionizing how employers and employees engage with safety. 5,190 working people were killed on the job and more than 50,000 died from occupational diseases in the United States last year. In 2016, 991 construction …

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SALT helps women
SALT helps women
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 30th, 2018

‘Jobs Don’t Have a Gender’: How SALT Helps Women Pick up the Tools

When Fi Shewring started work as a painter and decorator with her husband-to-be Peter 26 years ago, his advice was straight to the point. “He said, ‘Wear your whites, don’t touch me, don’t call me darling.’ That was probably the best advice anybody ever gave me, because we set this parameter to work very, very …

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