mental safety
mental safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 28th, 2018

Why Mental Safety Needs to be on Your Workplace Agenda

A decade ago, the phrase “mental safety” wasn’t widely used in the workplace. In those days, most safety conversations were about donning a hard hat and steel-capped boots or clearing up a trip hazard. But today, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are on the radar as the serious workplace issues they are. …

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NASA stays safe
NASA stays safe
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 26th, 2018

It IS Rocket Science: How NASA Stays Safe

Seven workers perishing right before the world’s eyes is the worst nightmare of any safety leader—and it was a life-changing event for NASA’s manager of safety programs, Dr Tracy Dillinger. In her role on the board of the Space Shuttle Independent Assessment Team for the launch of the Columbia Space Shuttle, Dillinger recommended to high-ranking …

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remote work
remote work
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 25th, 2018

How to Manage Risk in the Remote Work Economy

Flexible workforces, distributed workforces, dispersed workforces, working from home, telecommuting, the gig economy. Call it what you will, the days of the nine-to-five office jobs surrounded by your colleagues are no longer the norm. Economic imperatives, new business models and teams that can be up—or down—scaled, within hours means companies can build empires in new …

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Subcontractors
Subcontractors
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 20th, 2018

Subcontractors Take on More Risk at Work. Here’s How to Fix it

New research by Australian academics proves what many subcontractors have assumed for years:  contract workers have a different experience to their permanent counterparts and it could be putting them in danger. Griffith University Safety Science Innovation Lab head, Dr Drew Rae, says that safety is a serious issue for subcontractors. “They lack the social, structural …

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retail risk
retail risk
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 19th, 2018

Five Ways to Avoid Retail Risk and Keep Business Humming

Dealing with the complexity of human experience every day comes with risk. Since 2010, volatility in the retail industry has increased by 250 percent reflecting just how dynamic and unpredictable the industry is, with problems stemming from the external environment as well as the day-to-day functioning of retail stores. Following these 5 tips can help …

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impact safety
impact safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 18th, 2018

Mindfulness at Work: How Meditation and Yoga Can Impact Safety Standards

The image of a bunch of tradies standing around on a construction site doing yoga poses is an unlikely one, to say the least. But that’s what one Canberra-based organisation is encouraging. Set up in 2016, the Healthy Tradie Project works with Australian companies to introduce mindfulness, yoga sessions and food advice to workers, and …

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assessing risk
assessing risk
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 13th, 2018

How to Think About Risk Like an Extreme Sports Athlete

In June 2017, US rock climber Alex Honnold scaled the legendary 900-metre El Capitan cliff in Yosemite National Park, the first person to do so ‘free solo’, that is, alone and without ropes or safety gear. Even a quick look at the footage is terrifying: Honnold is hundreds of metres above the ground, inching himself …

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prevent stock loss
prevent stock loss
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 12th, 2018

Prevent Stock Loss With These 5 Top Tips

Managing shrinkage is a global challenge for retailers—and it’s impacting their bottom line. The Australian Retail Association says retail theft costs the industry up to $9.3 billion annually—that’s 3 per cent of total turnover. Elsewhere, the Global Retail Theft Barometer estimates that in Australia shoplifting is to blame for 39 per cent of stock loss, …

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OSHA Changes
OSHA Changes
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 11th, 2018

Proposed OSHA Changes Mixed News for US Workplaces and Employees

Companies and individuals have until the end of September to submit their arguments about proposed changes to Occupational Health and Safety reporting rules. Released in July, the proposed changes would mean companies will no longer be required to hand over detailed information on employee incidents to the government. The OSHA rule in question was introduced …

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holiday sales
holiday sales
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
August 30th, 2018

Holiday Sales Chaos is Coming—Are You Safe?

Maintaining quality and safety across multiple store locations is challenging at the best of times. But during the busy holiday sales season, when things go into overdrive and the chance of injury increases, how do you ensure every employee is following correct procedure? When a Wal-Mart employee lost his life on Black Friday in New …

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