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By SafetyCulture Team
October 24th, 2018

How to Get Your Boss to Listen to Your Safety Concerns

You’re a responsible employee with ample experience. And, of course, you value safety. So, when you see something at work that sets off alarm bells, it’s important to inform your boss. But all too often, leaders brush aside employee safety concerns. Worse, raising these issues in the wrong way can create lasting tensions. “Workplace health …

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manage safety
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 23rd, 2018

Foam Swords and Fake Blood: Staying Safe on the Set of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is the television series that has it all—dragons, zombies and epic battle scenes. Its mix of dramatic power plays, graphic violence and beautiful scenery has made it hugely popular the world over. But between all the swinging swords and windswept clifftops, how does this juggernaut manage safety and risks on set? Strategic …

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hurricane michael clean
hurricane michael clean
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 22nd, 2018

Hurricane Michael Clean up Comes With its own Risks, OSHA Warns

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which battered the Florida panhandle and moved through Georgia and the Carolinas bringing devastating destruction earlier this month, authorities are warning of increased hazards as the clean up gets going. The hurricane has claimed at least 30 lives, with more missing, and left hundreds of thousands of Americans without …

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WELLBEING
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WELLBEING
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 18th, 2018

Communication Key to Boosting Wellbeing in the Construction Industry

Listening could be all it takes to improve the wellbeing of construction workers. New research by academics from RMIT, the University of Cape Town and the University of Manchester found that communication, or lack of it, was a major factor in causes of stress for employees. Workers felt they had a dearth of control, input …

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high risk work
high risk work
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 15th, 2018

What it’s Like to Risk Your Life at Work Every Day

At the start of every shift, Chad Francis drops into a pit between 240 and 365 metres below ground that is held up by a system of scaffolding, bolts, straps and glue. “That’s a lot of cover over the top of you,” says the 39-year-old West Virginian coalminer. “As time goes by, there’s a lot …

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By SafetyCulture Team
October 10th, 2018

The Future of Risk Management is People-Centered

With the nickname “Risky”, it’s hardly surprising that Paul Chivers has a passion for workplace risk and safety. But his most recent experience as a risk adviser with the reality-TV series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! was on another level. “We had a cast and crew of 400-plus in the South African jungle, …

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crisis management
crisis management
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 9th, 2018

What the Australian Strawberry Scare Says About Crisis Management

In September, a worst nightmare scenario for any primary producer hit the Australian strawberry industry. Intentional sabotage of the berries with sewing needles caused mayhem. While government and the public threw their weight behind producers, it wasn’t until hundreds of thousands of dollars in produce had already been wasted. It’s now almost a month on …

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Wearable tech insurance
Wearable tech insurance
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 8th, 2018

The Risks and Rewards of the Wearable Tech Insurance Boom

Did you get your steps today? How is your resting heart rate? Have you been logging your calories and exercise? Wearable tech that tracks your every heart beat is here to stay, and it’s fast becoming one more way the insurance industry is reducing risk and keeping tabs on the people it’s insuring. But just …

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Craft Brewery Safety
Craft Brewery Safety
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 5th, 2018

Craft Breweries Team up for Better Safety on Site

In the first half of 2018 independent craft beer production has risen 5 per cent in the US alone. Specialised brewing is a booming industry, as any trip to your local bar can tell you. But these small producers still have to shoulder the responsibility of keeping their staff and customers safe as they work …

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safe work practices
safe work practices
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 4th, 2018

There’s a Scientific Method to Getting Staff to Adopt Safe Work Practices

Encouraging staff to adopt safe workplace practices often comes down to one simple quandary: to dangle a carrot or wield a stick. While this may be an old question, there’s a new a reason we really don’t need to tie ourselves in knots over which method produces results. Behavioural science in occupational health and safety …

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