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By SafetyCulture Team
November 12th, 2020

1 in 4 Americans hesitant to ask their boss to socially distance: our survey with YouGov

It’s clear that the world of work has changed. COVID-19 upended workplaces worldwide as organizations made an abrupt shift to remote working. Now, with the prospect of returning to the office on the horizon for many Americans, we’ve found that 1 in 4 workers are hesitant to ask their superiors to wear a mask*.   SafetyCulture …

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By Kerry Needs
November 10th, 2020

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger | 208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons

Best known as the Captain of US Airways Flight 1549, Chesley Sullenberger (better known as Captain “Sully”) has dedicated his entire adult life to the pursuit of safety. In 2009, Sully became a hero overnight on that flight out of LaGuardia Airport. The aircraft struck a flock of geese, damaging the plane’s engines. Thinking on …

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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

Erin Brockovich | Superman’s Not Coming – So What?

You’ve probably heard of the name Erin Brockovich.  Erin, a single mom working at a law firm, uncovered through extensive investigation that the small town of Hinkley had its water poisoned for over 30 years.  She built and won the case on their behalf; the largest legal settlement of its kind in US history. Her …

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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

The Sky Is Not The Limit: A Conversation with Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly has no ordinary job. But his approach to his role can serve as inspiration to us all in 2020. Hear how he navigated isolation, danger, and risk at his upcoming talk at SafetyCulture Summit 2020.

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By SafetyCulture Team
November 6th, 2020

From Iron Bars to Iron Man | A Conversation with John McAvoy

At our ‘From Surviving To Thriving’ Virtual Summit, we heard from John McAvoy, who has an incredible story of resilience and transformation to share. John was a high-profile armed robber serving life in prison at age 24, where he found redemption through the power of sport. Born into a criminal environment, John served a total …

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By David Brown
November 6th, 2020

Moving from Surviving to Thriving: 5 Tips

When I hosted the public radio program “Marketplace” in the early 2000’s, we had a segment in the middle of the broadcast that offered a quick review of what was happening on Wall Street.  “Now, let’s do the numbers,” I’d say, and off we’d go into a rapid-fire, somewhat tongue in cheek summary of big moves …

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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

Training your workforce to improve your COVID-19 response

As the impact of the global pandemic becomes apparent within each business, many are now recognizing that training on health and safety standards is just as important as compliance. COVID-19 may be a temporary disruption, but it’s shaken up the world, and many of the standards being adopted right now will continue to exist in …

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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

Building COVID-19 resiliency with on-the-go checklists

Regardless of which industry you’re in, checklists are essential. From reopening a hair salon to taking stock of medical supplies in a surgeon’s theater, inspections help keep everyone feeling safe and secure. Since COVID-19 unfolded, checks have taken a more central role in everyone’s lives. Maintaining clean spaces and observing social distancing means that compliance …

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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

Minimize the risk of COVID-19 closures at your facility

When it comes to re-opening or managing a facility, there are usually huge amounts of checks and plans to be implemented as a standard. The battle to adhere to new measures under the uncertainty of rapid closures and reopens can make it even more difficult to get up to speed.  We discover how to reopen …

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By SafetyCulture Team
November 4th, 2020

The Future of Hospitality: Operations Trends for 2021

Mention end-to-end disruption, and the hospitality industry comes to mind. One of the hardest-hit sectors by COVID-19, many establishments are still finding ways to plate up safely while facing revenue declines of 40-50%.  The global pandemic accelerated trends that had been building for years and upended longstanding hospitality practices. Leaders in this space have been …

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