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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Category: Industry Trends
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By Kelli Simpson
January 20th, 2017

Crowdsourcing Workplace Safety: OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rules

Employers have been hearing about OSHA’s new recordkeeping rules for a while now. How will impact your business and what will it change in the data submission process? The body of data that OSHA collects on injuries and illnesses are the primary statistical source used to shape future programs, understand what’s happening in each industry, and identify where risks …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Kelli Simpson
January 13th, 2017

Construction Tech Trends – What You Need To Know

You know that technology is the key to keeping your construction firm competitive. But you don’t have the resources to try out every new trend you read about. That’s why JBKnowledge creates a construction technology survey each year. It gives you a look into what’s working in other firms and briefs you on new technologies to …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Tania Clarke
November 7th, 2016

Top 7 Apps You Need In Construction

These are the best construction apps for iPad, Android, and iPhone. Whether you’re a contractor, safety inspector, superintendent or a worker in the field, these apps will allow you to get on with the job.

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