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supply chains
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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safety needs
safety needs
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 16th, 2018

Go Figure: Why Safety Needs More Than Numbers

Quantitative risk assessment techniques, or those that assign numerical or statistical ratings to risk and safety issues, are used to estimate risk or find the probability of something going wrong. It’s the sort of approach that results in those workplace safety signs you’ll see spruiked on business entrances such as “200 days without an incident”. …

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best brand ambassadors
best brand ambassadors
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 14th, 2018

How to Transform Your Staff Into Your Best Brand Ambassadors

All the bells and whistles of strategy, focus, direction and management don’t matter if a business is hit with a public relations crisis. If your brand is your most valuable asset, then your employees, particularly those who interact with the public, are directly responsible for maintaining and communicating what a company stands for. With social …

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Grenfell fire lessons
Grenfell fire lessons
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 12th, 2018

7 Crucial Lessons From London’s Tragic Grenfell Fire

Seventy-two people died when Grenfell Tower, a 1970s high-rise apartment block in west London, was engulfed in flames in June 2017. Whole families perished, including a six-month-old baby found cradled in her mother’s arms. Another man burned to death staying behind with his two bull terriers. A 24-year-old artist whose work was being shown at …

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active shooter plan
active shooter plan
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 9th, 2018

Have an Active Shooter Plan in Place. It Could Save Your Life

The death of 12 people at a Californian bar on Wednesday takes the number of mass shootings in America to 311 this year. As distasteful as it feels, people need to think about what their response plan would be, if it happened to them. When Kristina Anderson’s Professor of French told the class to call …

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