player safety
player safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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shutdown affecting safety
shutdown affecting safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
January 15th, 2019

How the Shutdown is Affecting Safety Across America

The US Government shutdown is now the longest in history, and with every passing day there are more pressures on frontline workers and  systems that are going unpaid and unfunded. Last Friday marked the first pay day to come and go without checks sent out, and there are reports that in some places workers expected …

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supply chain slavery
supply chain slavery
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
January 9th, 2019

Slavery in the Supply Chain: How Proper Monitoring Can Help Stamp it Out

A new report from The Conversation out this week suggests that of the 50-odd brands of tuna for sale in Australia, it’s impossible to be sure that no slavery was relied upon at any point in the supply chain to produce the tinned seafood sold by all but one of them. It’s a sobering look at …

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firefighters can teach
firefighters can teach
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
January 7th, 2019

What Firefighters Can Teach Us About Risk and Safety in the Workplace

There are few jobs more dangerous than being a firefighter. The elements are unpredictable, and the work is unforgiving. One change of the wind, one mistake, and you could be fighting for your life. Firefighters don’t just risk their own lives on the regular, they’re also responsible for the safety of their team and the …

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baseline
baseline
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 14th, 2018

What’s Your Baseline: How Do You Decide What Risks You Take?

We all take risks, in our lives, at work. But what happens when you, or those around you, start to deviate from what is safe, bit by little bit? In 1988 a series of massive explosions destroyed the world’s largest offshore oil and gas rig killing 167 men. In this new original podcast series SafetyCulture …

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Stay Safe
Stay Safe
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 14th, 2018

Stay Safe Out There: 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. December a High Risk Time for Workers The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management released figures this week that show …

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Risk your safety
Risk your safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 7th, 2018

Don’t Risk Your Safety: 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. Robot Mishap Two dozen Amazon employees in New Jersey were sent to the hospital on Wednesday, one in critical condition, …

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workplace road map
workplace road map
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
December 3rd, 2018

The Workplace Road Map to Risk and Safety

Understanding the difference between risk and safety may seem simple, but these complex concepts are often misunderstood, resulting in confusion around workplace health and safety. Here, we break down the differences in risk and safety, and map out how workplaces can engage their staff with strategies on both. Working with uncertain terms Put simply, risk …

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improving safety accountability
improving safety accountability
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 30th, 2018

We’re all in This Together: Improving Safety Accountability in the Workplace

A strong safety culture means nothing if your employees aren’t motivated on a personal level. But how do you ensure your workers take responsibility for both their individual safety and that of their colleagues? Here, experts offer suggestions for improving accountability. 1. Make safety part of overall accountability Some employees may have received mixed messages …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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