digital checklists
digital checklists
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
November 19th, 2018

Why Digital Checklists Beat Paper Every Single Time

A high school in Australia made history in November by allowing final year students to take their English literature exam digitally for the first time. It’s a sign of just how entrenched digital processes and actions have become in our everyday life. Since working electronically became the norm, reports, documents and correspondence are rarely handwritten. …

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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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better safety culture
better safety culture
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 31st, 2018

4 Leadership Moves to Build a Better Safety Culture and Improve Employee Mindset

There’s a new breed of corporate culture aimed at proactively keeping workplaces safe. It’s commonly known as “safety culture” and it’s revolutionizing how employers and employees engage with safety. 5,190 working people were killed on the job and more than 50,000 died from occupational diseases in the United States last year. In 2016, 991 construction …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 26th, 2018

How Great Leaders Make Great Safe Workplaces

The safest workplaces don’t just have comprehensive rules and standards—they feature great leadership, too. “Health and safety improvements are best achieved when health and safety are supported by the organisation’s culture,” says a Safe Work Australia spokesperson. “Leaders in organisations have a vital role to play.” Here, Dr Dan Caprar, a psychologist and senior lecturer …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 24th, 2018

How to Get Your Boss to Listen to Your Safety Concerns

You’re a responsible employee with ample experience. And, of course, you value safety. So, when you see something at work that sets off alarm bells, it’s important to inform your boss. But all too often, leaders brush aside employee safety concerns. Worse, raising these issues in the wrong way can create lasting tensions. “Workplace health …

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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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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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