player safety
player safety
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By SafetyCulture Team
January 17th, 2019

High Temperatures During Australian Open a Challenge to Player Safety

In August 2018 tennis players at the US Open in Flushing, New York sweltered through unbearably hot conditions, and for the first time in the history of the tournament, an extreme heat rule was put into place to help ensure player safety. Even so, five players were forced to retire on the second day due …

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safe holidays
safe holidays
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 28th, 2018

Safe Holidays: News You Might Have Missed This Week

There’s a lot going on in the world, and it can be hard to stay on top of everything. So, here’s five things you need to know that you might have missed this week. 1. What to Expect in 2019 in Safety Bloomberg writes that the big moves in workplace safety in 2019 are likely …

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food safety crisis
food safety crisis
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By Ross Reed
December 26th, 2018

FDA and Suppliers Must Work Together to Solve Food Safety Crisis

The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world but foodborne disease outbreaks and unsafe food conditions continue to plague retailers and customers year after year. Most recently, Wegmans cauliflower products were recalled over E.coli fears and more than 29,000 pounds of frozen Jimmy Dean sausage links were pulled from the …

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Safety violations
Safety violations
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 20th, 2018

The Most Common U.S. Workplace Health and Safety Violations of 2018

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) Top 10 Cited Violations for 2018 features two new categories that have not been in the top 10 before. OSHA releases this list every year in the hope that organizations will be more aware of hazards and how to fix them before anyone gets hurt. This list was …

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construction industry suicide prevention
construction industry suicide prevention
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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hurricane michael clean
hurricane michael clean
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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Wearable tech insurance
Wearable tech insurance
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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safety moments
safety moments
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 1st, 2018

It Only Takes a Moment to Think About Safety at Work

It’s October, which means it’s also National Safe Work Month, and the message Safe Work Australia is hoping to spread is a simple one. The theme in 2018 is ‘A moment is all it takes’ and it aims to encourage workers to take time to think about safety every day, and share stories and issues. …

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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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