crisis management
crisis management
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 9th, 2018

What the Australian Strawberry Scare Says About Crisis Management

In September, a worst nightmare scenario for any primary producer hit the Australian strawberry industry. Intentional sabotage of the berries with sewing needles caused mayhem. While government and the public threw their weight behind producers, it wasn’t until hundreds of thousands of dollars in produce had already been wasted. It’s now almost a month on …

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Craft Brewery Safety
Craft Brewery Safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 5th, 2018

Craft Breweries Team up for Better Safety on Site

In the first half of 2018 independent craft beer production has risen 5 per cent in the US alone. Specialised brewing is a booming industry, as any trip to your local bar can tell you. But these small producers still have to shoulder the responsibility of keeping their staff and customers safe as they work …

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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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safety moments
safety moments
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
October 1st, 2018

It Only Takes a Moment to Think About Safety at Work

It’s October, which means it’s also National Safe Work Month, and the message Safe Work Australia is hoping to spread is a simple one. The theme in 2018 is ‘A moment is all it takes’ and it aims to encourage workers to take time to think about safety every day, and share stories and issues. …

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NASA stays safe
NASA stays safe
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 26th, 2018

It IS Rocket Science: How NASA Stays Safe

Seven workers perishing right before the world’s eyes is the worst nightmare of any safety leader—and it was a life-changing event for NASA’s manager of safety programs, Dr Tracy Dillinger. In her role on the board of the Space Shuttle Independent Assessment Team for the launch of the Columbia Space Shuttle, Dillinger recommended to high-ranking …

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remote work
remote work
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 25th, 2018

How to Manage Risk in the Remote Work Economy

Flexible workforces, distributed workforces, dispersed workforces, working from home, telecommuting, the gig economy. Call it what you will, the days of the nine-to-five office jobs surrounded by your colleagues are no longer the norm. Economic imperatives, new business models and teams that can be up—or down—scaled, within hours means companies can build empires in new …

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Subcontractors
Subcontractors
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 20th, 2018

Subcontractors Take on More Risk at Work. Here’s How to Fix it

New research by Australian academics proves what many subcontractors have assumed for years:  contract workers have a different experience to their permanent counterparts and it could be putting them in danger. Griffith University Safety Science Innovation Lab head, Dr Drew Rae, says that safety is a serious issue for subcontractors. “They lack the social, structural …

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impact safety
impact safety
Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 18th, 2018

Mindfulness at Work: How Meditation and Yoga Can Impact Safety Standards

The image of a bunch of tradies standing around on a construction site doing yoga poses is an unlikely one, to say the least. But that’s what one Canberra-based organisation is encouraging. Set up in 2016, the Healthy Tradie Project works with Australian companies to introduce mindfulness, yoga sessions and food advice to workers, and …

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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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Category: iAuditor Tips
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By Kelli Simpson
April 21st, 2017

The ROI of Digital Audits

The ROI of digital audits comes mainly from the increased efficiency and enhanced communication. A streamlined solution automates a lot of manual auditing practices so that companies can increase their operational efficiency along with safety and quality standards. In other words, companies might start out just wanting to transfer their paper audits to a digital system, …

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