manual handling
manual handling
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By Tiffany Argent
August 10th, 2022

Preventing Manual Handling Risk Factors in the Workplace

What a Pain in the … Back?! Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common causes of time away from work and are prevalent across all industries. Common musculoskeletal disorders can affect your back, neck, arms, hands, legs, and feet, decreasing mobility and flexibility. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported 8.9 million …

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vehicle inspection
vehicle inspection
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By Gary Bonnett
August 10th, 2022

Drive Major Savings In Fuel One Simple Check – Vehicle Inspections

The world is currently witnessing an alarming surge in gas prices, averaging  $5 a gallon in the US and $9-$10 a gallon in Europe. With the gravity of this situation, do we see an end in sight, or when is this going to stop?   Why are Gas Prices So High? First, it is important to …

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Toolbox talks
Toolbox talks
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By Tiffany Argent
August 10th, 2022

Toolbox Talks: Communicating Safety Is A Two-Way Street 

Communication with the workforce always scores quite low in employee surveys. However means communication is achieved—e-mails, Zoom calls, training sessions, posters—it can never be enough.  The proverb “Tell me, I forget; show me, I remember; involve me, I understand” is a useful one in Health and Safety (H&S) management. The last part is particularly striking—after …

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Lean manufacturing principles
Lean manufacturing principles
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By Kevin Gausch
August 10th, 2022

Solving Problems with Lean: Not All Problems are Created Equal

So much has already been written about Lean manufacturing principles, its methodology, and its tools that, quite frankly, it’s difficult to write anything new without restating what’s already been said.  But for some reason—despite the volumes of available information, articles, podcasts, books, and experienced consultants—companies and industries still struggle to effectively adopt Lean management principles, …

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Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness
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By SafetyCulture Team
July 28th, 2022

How Inspection Management Software Can Help Protect your Business from Natural Disasters 

Every time you look at the news, there seems to be a new devastating natural disaster decimating a community somewhere in the world. It may even begin to feel like there are more natural disasters now than ever before.  Unfortunately, that is exactly right. There are five times as many natural disasters today as there …

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OSHA Recordkeeping
OSHA Recordkeeping
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By SafetyCulture Team
July 14th, 2022

What’s New with OSHA’s Proposed Recordkeeping Changes?

Recordkeeping is a critical element in any workplace, especially for those operating in highly hazardous industries. For this reason, agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require companies to disclose their occupational injury and illnesses reports. Given these requirements, how are you tracking the current injuries or illnesses in your workplace? How …

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Top 10 Safety Slogans
Top 10 Safety Slogans
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By Gary Bonnett
July 1st, 2022

Your Top 10 Safety Slogans and Why You’re Probably Using Them Wrong

No matter how long you have been in the safety profession, or in any type of industry for that matter, we have all come across our fair share of safety slogans. Some are clever and easy to remember, while some are just writing on a wall that we walk past each day. Which would you …

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New Way of Working
New Way of Working
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By Tiffany Argent
June 23rd, 2022

How to Make the Most of Our New Way of Working

I was recently asked to take part in a webinar with Grow Remote to discuss Health and Safety matters whilst working remotely. We discussed my experience with remote working, as well as employers’ and employees’ legal requirements regarding health and safety. A Look Into Remote Work Working remotely wasn’t new to me when COVID and …

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By SafetyCulture Team
June 15th, 2022

Taking Stock: Serving up best practice in hospitality post-pandemic

Such has been the pace and breadth of change in the last few years that the world is awash with predictions about just what the post-pandemic ‘normal’ might look like. With no shortage of expert opinions, we decided to go straight to the source — industry leaders in the thick of it, handling every hurdle …

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Fire Risk Assessment
Fire Risk Assessment
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By Gary Bonnett
June 2nd, 2022

Why Fire Risk Assessments are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Fire risk assessments are critical to organizations today to stay safe, reliable, and sustainable. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and the cost of rebuilding a factory or replacing warehouse inventory is much higher than the cost of prevention. A fire risk assessment is even more …

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