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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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 21st, 2018

Listen and Learn: Eight Years After the Pike 29

For the families and friends of the 29 miners who died when a methane gas explosion tore through the underground Pike River coalmine on the northwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island, four words from Stewart Bell, who headed the Royal Commission into the disaster, would still haunt them. “This disaster,” he wrote, “was avoidable.” …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 21st, 2018

Staying Alive in Deadly Conditions is all in a Day’s Work for Some

Bitter cold, blistering heat, serious heights and sharp instruments: for some workers, it’s just another day on the job. But with the United States Department of Labor reporting that about 5000 employees are killed in workplace accidents each year in the US, and a further 2.9 million are injured, the consequence of working in extreme …

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safety needs
safety needs
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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
Category: SafetyCulture News
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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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