Risk your safety
Risk your safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 21st, 2018

Risk is High for Staff and Customers During Black Friday Sales

After stuffing themselves with turkey and, well, stuffing, on Thanksgiving, millions of Americans roll out of bed, shake off their tryptophan-induced comas bright and early and get in line for the best possible deals on Black Friday. But the search for the best deal can get ugly, and dangerous, for shoppers and workers alike. Since 2006 …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 21st, 2018

Listen and Learn: Eight Years After the Pike 29

For the families and friends of the 29 miners who died when a methane gas explosion tore through the underground Pike River coalmine on the northwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island, four words from Stewart Bell, who headed the Royal Commission into the disaster, would still haunt them. “This disaster,” he wrote, “was avoidable.” …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 21st, 2018

Staying Alive in Deadly Conditions is all in a Day’s Work for Some

Bitter cold, blistering heat, serious heights and sharp instruments: for some workers, it’s just another day on the job. But with the United States Department of Labor reporting that about 5000 employees are killed in workplace accidents each year in the US, and a further 2.9 million are injured, the consequence of working in extreme …

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digital checklists
digital checklists
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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