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By SafetyCulture Team
August 19th, 2015

Editor's Pick: Heavy Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Vehicle inspections save lives according to research by the U.S Federal government. Every roadside inspection costs $3,281 in safety benefits (also taking into account lives saved, injuries and crashes avoided). Steve Keppler, Executive Director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance believes that safety and vehicle inspections need to permeate every aspect of an organisation. With …

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By SafetyCulture Team
August 3rd, 2015

A Checklist to Reduce Patient Safety Risk

Guest Post Brianna Cregan started her career in safety fueled by a personal interest as a young worker. After being exposed to a number of fatalities within the construction and fishing industry, Brianna realised that in many cases the company culture did not make safety a clear enough priority, especially for new or inexperienced employees. Through …

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By SafetyCulture Team
July 27th, 2015

A Checklist for a Checklist

With so many checklists in the world and more than 100,000 just in our iAuditor public library; it’s hard to know what goes into making a checklist that actually works. Atul Gawande (author of Checklist Manifesto) has dedicated years studying their effectiveness. He created…a checklist for a checklist, a logical step by step process to …

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By SafetyCulture Team
July 22nd, 2015

Editor's Pick: Inspection Template

Finding the right checklist can be time-consuming, so we’re shining the spotlight on our favourites, so you can get on with the job! This weeks Editor’s Pick is: World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist Industry: Health Services Author: World Health Organization The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was developed after extensive consultation aiming to decrease errors …

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By SafetyCulture Team
July 13th, 2015

Q&A with Food Safety Blogger

Four years ago, after repeated outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which sought to give the F.D.A increased regulatory powers to focus on preventing contamination. Estimates from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention records 48 million Americans a year get sick from tainted food and 128,000 Americans …

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By SafetyCulture Team
June 15th, 2015

Safe surgery saves lives

It’s hard to imagine a simple checklist could save a life. Here at SafetyCulture we believe it can. The World Health Organization (WHO) started a global initiative ‘Safe Surgery Saves Lives’ in an effort to reduce the number of surgical deaths across the world. Patient safety is a serious global public health issue. WHO reports …

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By SafetyCulture Team
March 26th, 2015

Medical Inspection Checklists: protecting patient safety

Human error can be defined as ‘any mental or physical activity, or failure to perform activity, that leads to either an undesired or unacceptable outcome.’

Human error is inevitable and we are all vulnerable to it. In the medical industry, human error can potentially lead to harmful outcomes.

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By SafetyCulture Team
March 24th, 2015

Home Inspection Checklist: How to get the most out of your inspection

Home inspections are an important part of buying or selling a house. The buyer needs to know what condition the house is in, while the seller may like to know if their house is in a good enough condition to sell. This is where a home inspection checklist comes in.

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By SafetyCulture Team
February 12th, 2015

Be Dynamic: Improve the way you do audits with this one simple trick

It can be really difficult walking into an inspection with an unknown number of items to take into account. Luckily, iAuditor has a feature that can account for the unknown. They’re called Dynamic Fields and when incorporated into a template, they can completely change the way you do audits.

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By SafetyCulture Team
November 17th, 2014

Checklist Manifesto Book Review

Dr. Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto is a refreshing insight to a well known, modest concept, the simple checklist.

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