SafetyCulture Summit 2020

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By Kate Calderwood
October 9th, 2020

“I had robbed myself of my mental peace,” VP of People shares mental health journey

The past few months have been a challenging time for many, and people with mental health conditions are vulnerable to experiencing greater social isolation, grief, and economic uncertainty. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a …

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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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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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mental safety
mental safety
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 28th, 2018

Why Mental Safety Needs to be on Your Workplace Agenda

A decade ago, the phrase “mental safety” wasn’t widely used in the workplace. In those days, most safety conversations were about donning a hard hat and steel-capped boots or clearing up a trip hazard. But today, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are on the radar as the serious workplace issues they are. …

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