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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Grenfell fire lessons
Grenfell fire lessons
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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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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manage safety
manage safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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high risk work
high risk work
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 15th, 2018

What it’s Like to Risk Your Life at Work Every Day

At the start of every shift, Chad Francis drops into a pit between 240 and 365 metres below ground that is held up by a system of scaffolding, bolts, straps and glue. “That’s a lot of cover over the top of you,” says the 39-year-old West Virginian coalminer. “As time goes by, there’s a lot …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 10th, 2018

The Future of Risk Management is People-Centered

With the nickname “Risky”, it’s hardly surprising that Paul Chivers has a passion for workplace risk and safety. But his most recent experience as a risk adviser with the reality-TV series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! was on another level. “We had a cast and crew of 400-plus in the South African jungle, …

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safe work practices
safe work practices
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 4th, 2018

There’s a Scientific Method to Getting Staff to Adopt Safe Work Practices

Encouraging staff to adopt safe workplace practices often comes down to one simple quandary: to dangle a carrot or wield a stick. While this may be an old question, there’s a new a reason we really don’t need to tie ourselves in knots over which method produces results. Behavioural science in occupational health and safety …

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assessing risk
assessing risk
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 13th, 2018

How to Think About Risk Like an Extreme Sports Athlete

In June 2017, US rock climber Alex Honnold scaled the legendary 900-metre El Capitan cliff in Yosemite National Park, the first person to do so ‘free solo’, that is, alone and without ropes or safety gear. Even a quick look at the footage is terrifying: Honnold is hundreds of metres above the ground, inching himself …

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