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baseline
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By Sarah-Jane Collins
December 14th, 2018

What’s Your Baseline: How Do You Decide What Risks You Take?

We all take risks, in our lives, at work. But what happens when you, or those around you, start to deviate from what is safe, bit by little bit? In 1988 a series of massive explosions destroyed the world’s largest offshore oil and gas rig killing 167 men. In this new original podcast series SafetyCulture …

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Stay Safe
Stay Safe
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 14th, 2018

Stay Safe Out There: News You Might Have Missed This Week

There’s a lot going on in the world, and it can be hard to stay on top of everything. So, here’s five things you need to know that you might have missed this week. 1. December a High Risk Time for Workers The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management released figures this week that show …

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safetyculture builds
safetyculture builds
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 11th, 2018

SafetyCulture Builds State-of-the-Art Office in Kansas City Crossroads District

SafetyCulture officially moved into its new US headquarters this week, cementing its commitment to growth in the North American market and in Kansas City’s blossoming tech community. The company has grown to 320 employees between five locations all over the world. The Kansas City location is home to nearly 40 employees focused on supporting North …

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advanced sensor technology
advanced sensor technology
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 10th, 2018

How Advanced Sensor Technology is Radically Changing Workplaces

Alarm bells rang across Britain when news broke that companies were making increasing inroads into microchipping employees. Swedish technology company Biohax told The Telegraph it was in talks with several UK legal and financial companies about implanting staff. It seems like something from science-fiction, but implanting employees with a chip about the size of a …

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Risk your safety
Risk your safety
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 7th, 2018

Don’t Risk Your Safety: News You Might Have Missed This Week

There’s a lot going on in the world, and it can be hard to stay on top of everything. So, here’s five things you need to know that you might have missed this week. 1. Robot Mishap Two dozen Amazon employees in New Jersey were sent to the hospital on Wednesday, one in critical condition, …

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workplace accidents
workplace accidents
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 6th, 2018

Workplace Accidents Changed Their Lives Forever, Now They Help Prevent Them

Eight brave men and women are sharing their experiences of workplace tragedy to inspire workers to put safety first. These Workplace Health and Safety Queensland advocates for safety have all experienced trauma directly or indirectly. As part of a free service, they regularly speak at workplaces to increase awareness about the importance of work health …

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workplace road map
workplace road map
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 3rd, 2018

The Workplace Road Map to Risk and Safety

Understanding the difference between risk and safety may seem simple, but these complex concepts are often misunderstood, resulting in confusion around workplace health and safety. Here, we break down the differences in risk and safety, and map out how workplaces can engage their staff with strategies on both. Working with uncertain terms Put simply, risk …

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improving safety accountability
improving safety accountability
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 30th, 2018

We’re all in This Together: Improving Safety Accountability in the Workplace

A strong safety culture means nothing if your employees aren’t motivated on a personal level. But how do you ensure your workers take responsibility for both their individual safety and that of their colleagues? Here, experts offer suggestions for improving accountability. 1. Make safety part of overall accountability Some employees may have received mixed messages …

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supply chains
supply chains
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 28th, 2018

How Tech Innovation is Driving Better Refrigeration and Supply Chains

One of the earliest pioneers of refrigeration technology is a little-known Australian from the small town of Geelong, Victoria, who came up with a dazzling invention. Scottish printer and journalist James Harrison, who moved to Australia in 1837, invented the first ever commercial ice-making machine, using sulphuric ether, in 1854. He continued to innovate in …

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Safety Success
Safety Success
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 26th, 2018

The Secret to Safety Success: Top Companies Share Their Wisdom

Their products may be wildly different—from motor oil (Valvoline) to semi-conductors (Texas Instruments)—but the safest companies in the United States share a vision for workplace safety that’s focused on employee engagement, mentorship and pride. EHS Today magazine covers environment, health and safety best management practices and since 2002 they have compiled a list of the …

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