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keeping concerts safe
keeping concerts safe
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 8th, 2018

‘Trust me, I’m a Roadie’: The Unsung Heroes Keeping Concerts Safe and Sounding Great Night After Night

The feedback for Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll, since its release in late September, has been hugely positive from the industry it puts the spotlight on. It’s a book that looks at Australia’s greatest behind-the-scenes players of tours by the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, INXS and more. What it’s achieved is giving …

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construction industry suicide prevention
construction industry suicide prevention
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 6th, 2018

Let’s Talk About What ‘Not Doing so Well’ Actually Looks Like

During his time as a union official and State Secretary of the Plumbers Union, Jorgen Gullestrup was regularly faced with the harrowing task of helping families after the suicide of an industry member. He says it often involved organising a collection for the family, or sorting out superannuation entitlements. For families, it was never really …

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shop and go
shop and go
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 5th, 2018

Will New ‘Shop and Go’ Grocery Store Technology Have an Impact on Stock Loss?

Retailers are experimenting with checkout-free shopping—and while it boosts convenience for customers, it’s yet to be seen what effect it might have on theft levels. It was Amazon who started the ball rolling in January with its “just walk out” shopping experience. The first Amazon Go store at the company’s headquarters in Seattle teamed an …

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better safety culture
better safety culture
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 31st, 2018

4 Leadership Moves to Build a Better Safety Culture and Improve Employee Mindset

There’s a new breed of corporate culture aimed at proactively keeping workplaces safe. It’s commonly known as “safety culture” and it’s revolutionizing how employers and employees engage with safety. 5,190 working people were killed on the job and more than 50,000 died from occupational diseases in the United States last year. In 2016, 991 construction …

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SALT helps women
SALT helps women
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 30th, 2018

‘Jobs Don’t Have a Gender’: How SALT Helps Women Pick up the Tools

When Fi Shewring started work as a painter and decorator with her husband-to-be Peter 26 years ago, his advice was straight to the point. “He said, ‘Wear your whites, don’t touch me, don’t call me darling.’ That was probably the best advice anybody ever gave me, because we set this parameter to work very, very …

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By SafetyCulture Team
October 26th, 2018

How Great Leaders Make Great Safe Workplaces

The safest workplaces don’t just have comprehensive rules and standards—they feature great leadership, too. “Health and safety improvements are best achieved when health and safety are supported by the organisation’s culture,” says a Safe Work Australia spokesperson. “Leaders in organisations have a vital role to play.” Here, Dr Dan Caprar, a psychologist and senior lecturer …

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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
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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