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By Tania Clarke
September 29th, 2016

What the iPhone 7 Means for Safety and Quality

The new iPhone 7 that has just been released is the most robust iPhone yet. With its full dust and water resistant body, the iPhone 7 with iOS 10 could be the best phone yet for health and safety professionals.

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By Tania Clarke
September 20th, 2016

The Fatal Four in Construction Safety [Infographic]

Of all the construction fatalities, 58% were comprised of the “fatal four” causes; falls, being caught between objects, electrocution and being struck by an object.

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Avoid the fatal four in construction and prevent, falls, electrocutions, accidents and incidents through these tips.
Avoid the fatal four in construction and prevent, falls, electrocutions, accidents and incidents through these tips.
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By Tania Clarke
June 2nd, 2016

Avoiding The Fatal Four In Construction

In 2014, 20.5% of all worker fatalities were in construction. That equates to one in five worker deaths last year. Of those construction fatalities, a full 58% were comprised of the “fatal four” causes; falls, being caught between objects, electrocution and being struck by an object.

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8 tips to take your checklist from good to great. Tips from Atul Gawane's Checklist Manifesto
8 tips to take your checklist from good to great. Tips from Atul Gawane's Checklist Manifesto
Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Tania Clarke
May 24th, 2016

8 Ways To Take Your Checklist From Good To Great

Checklists seem simple, Gawande says, author of the best-selling book, Checklist Manifesto. They are sometimes hard for us to accept when people are in complex jobs that rely on experience and skill. Just ticking boxes on a checklist is not the ultimate goal, the goal is to embrace a culture of team

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By Tania Clarke
May 20th, 2016

8 Ridiculous Things Safety Managers Hear

Empowering employees to adopt new safety practices can be a safety manager’s greatest challenge. What one person considers unsafe or dangerous, another person may view as acceptable.

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mental health in construction
mental health in construction
Category: Industry Trends
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By Kelli Simpson
May 11th, 2016

The Striking Role Mental Health Plays In Construction

In construction, there’s an alarming but little-known statistic: a construction worker is six times more likely to die from suicide than from a workplace accident. For construction workers under the age of 24, that risk is ten times more.

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safety induction, best ways to perform a safety induction, best safety induction
safety induction, best ways to perform a safety induction, best safety induction
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By Tania Clarke
May 4th, 2016

10 Steps To An Effective Induction

The construction industry is no different, and an effective induction can mean the difference between a safe and hazardous worksite. A busy construction site can present many potential dangers and showing someone the ropes isn’t always enough to avoid tragedy.

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safety culture
safety culture
Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Kelli Simpson
April 28th, 2016

Causing a Cultural Shift With The Humble Checklist

During the initial phases of implementing checklists, across nearly every industry, there is opposition. It’s disconcerting to think that after years of training in a particular field and after all the experience that we’ve amassed at our jobs, they could be reduced to something as simple as a check

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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Tania Clarke
April 26th, 2016

Lessons We Can Learn From Aviation Checklists

The transformation has been a critical shift in an industry where safety is the number one priority. Using checklists has made all the difference in this industry and aircraft accidents have been on a steady decline since the 1980’s, when checklists were developed for flight crews.

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By Kelli Simpson
April 19th, 2016

How Behavioral Safety Will Decrease Workplace Incidents

In order to elicit real change within an organization, like change in safety behavior, you must get buy in from each individual employee. By focusing on implementing new tools or processes, we can sometimes forget that addressing behavioral change is the the way to decrease safety incidents.

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