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By Tania Clarke
January 4th, 2016

Cold Working Conditions: What You Need To Know

Cold stress is a real danger to outdoor workers at this time of the year. But it’s not always possible to plan work according to the weather.  If emergency tasks have to be tackled, workers have to venture outdoors, and could suffer prolonged exposure to cold. When the weather is very cold, the body has …

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By Tania Clarke
December 29th, 2015

17 Workers Who Failed At Workplace Safety

We don’t condone unsafe work practices, but sometimes the worse safety fails need to be seen to be believed! We’ve compiled the best we found on the internet. Might be a good idea to move away from flammable gas while smoking.   Improvised eye protection is only recommended for professionals. At least this guy went a step further. …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Tania Clarke
December 21st, 2015

22 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels

The Lasting Effects of Noise 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, according to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hearing loss has become one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Noise-induced hearing loss can occur from exposure to extremely loud impact …

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By Tania Clarke
November 26th, 2015

9/10 Construction Sites Breaching Safety Rules

Ensuring the safety of your co-workers or employees is more than a responsibility; when it comes to the workplace, it’s a part of your job description! The fact is, every single injury or fatality should be treated like a major incident. Even one is too many. In Singapore, the Government has recently completed a major …

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By Tania Clarke
September 28th, 2015

Hazard Management – Paying it Forward

paying it forward … making your ripple of contribution wider than your immediate influence. Pay it forward is a testing the universe … taking action to help/support someone or an organisation without expecting any tangible return for your action … one is truly selfless in their action. We are awesome at managing hazards within our own workplace …

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By SafetyCulture Team
August 19th, 2015

Editor's Pick: Heavy Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Vehicle inspections save lives according to research by the U.S Federal government. Every roadside inspection costs $3,281 in safety benefits (also taking into account lives saved, injuries and crashes avoided). Steve Keppler, Executive Director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance believes that safety and vehicle inspections need to permeate every aspect of an organisation. With …

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By SafetyCulture Team
August 3rd, 2015

A Checklist to Reduce Patient Safety Risk

Guest Post Brianna Cregan started her career in safety fueled by a personal interest as a young worker. After being exposed to a number of fatalities within the construction and fishing industry, Brianna realised that in many cases the company culture did not make safety a clear enough priority, especially for new or inexperienced employees. Through …

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By SafetyCulture Team
July 27th, 2015

Checklist for a Checklist

With so many checklists in the world, 54,000 just in our iAuditor public library; it’s hard to know what goes into making a checklist that actually works. Atul Gawande (author of Checklist Manifesto) has dedicated years studying their effectiveness. He created…a checklist for a checklist, a logical step by step process to making a checklist. …

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By SafetyCulture Team
July 22nd, 2015

Editor's Pick: Inspection Template

Finding the right checklist can be time-consuming, so we’re shining the spotlight on our favourites, so you can get on with the job! This weeks Editor’s Pick is: World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist Industry: Health Services Author: World Health Organization The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was developed after extensive consultation aiming to decrease errors …

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By SafetyCulture Team
June 24th, 2015

Be cautious of normalization

Why workplace accidents tend to happen late in a project We all know some jobs carry a higher risk than others. Often when we start a job, task or activity we are aware and cautious of this risk. As time goes on, many of us become comfortable, with a false sense of security of the …

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