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By Bob Butler
August 13th, 2020

Helping schools get smart: making our technology available for safe learning

If you’re a parent, school administrator, or teacher, you’re likely concerned about return-to-school protocols. Same as every year? Hardly. This year, as our nation and the world grapple with COVID-19, so too do our leaders have an entirely new and confounding set of considerations to tackle before our children enter the classroom. At SafetyCulture, we …

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By Kerry Needs
August 4th, 2020

Closing and reopening: how you can prepare for changes at a moment’s notice

As businesses around the world handle the initial aftermath of COVID-19, some premises are reopening, only for rapid shutdowns to be imposed because of outbreaks in the community or a staff member contracting the virus. Eradicating the virus has been challenging, as seen in Victoria, Australia where a second wave is occurring, especially as governments …

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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Rob Charters
July 30th, 2020

Sensors, and your workers on the frontline: a love story

Right now, your equipment is sending signals to help your business avoid disaster. Is anyone listening?

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By Rob Charters
July 22nd, 2020

How to empower your team with full visibility

It’s time to ask the difficult questions Are your frontline employees reporting every incident that occurs? If a critical health and safety incident occurs today, will your team be ready to respond effectively? Now is the time to make sure that your business can answer these vital questions. COVID-19 has changed the way that organizations …

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By Kate Calderwood
July 21st, 2020

Ride-share operator, Motivate, ensures commuter safety during COVID-19 for LYFT bikes

When COVID-19 hit, the way we do business completely shifted. Many businesses transitioned to completely remote work, while those deemed essential created new processes for health and safety, quickly. In the major US cities most impacted by the outbreak, these new compliance procedures became even more paramount. For example, New York City was hugely impacted. …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

How to win customers with safety as your edge

Make safety your edge The world is shifting and changing. Since COVID-19 was declared a global health emergency, people around the world  have shown resilience in the face of uncertainty. Countries have shut down, we’ve had to quickly adapt to a life where everything is high risk, and governments around the world have had to …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

The role of the compliance officer is dead: how to adopt a safety culture during reopening

Everyone is responsible The role of the compliance officer as we know it is dead. Every business needs to develop a culture of safety where every employee takes ownership of safety. COVID-19 has exposed the failings of top-down compliance models. Traditionally, compliance officers would perform weekly or monthly inspections to ensure the company’s staff were …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

Stay ahead of the curve with frequent inspections during COVID-19

Checklists keep us safe Many standards coming out of COVID-19 are still new to many businesses, and it’s crucial to adopt simple processes all employees can follow  to safely and efficiently get back to business. Health and the economy don’t have to be a zero-sum game. We can have both and still get back to …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

How to respond to COVID-19 risk with an early warning system

Everywhere is high risk Safety is now a permanent agenda item for every board meeting and the #1 priority for every business in the world. When we think of high-risk working environments our minds automatically go to building sites, mines, and production lines. But everywhere is high risk in a pandemic — catching public transit, …

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By Rob Charters
July 13th, 2020

Connected data – the future of work starts now

Visibility is everything How much visibility do you have within your business right now? If an incident occurred in the next 30 seconds, how long would it take for the right team members to notice and respond? For many organizations, the answer is too long, and this question spikes the heart rate of leaders everywhere. …

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