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Here’s Your March Safety Digest

The latest news from the worldwide health and safety community. Wages have increased for Australian health and safety personnel, but many departments still struggle to apply successful mental health strategies Meanwhile, the Australian government and private insurers are increasing their investment into mental health services Review of Queensland turf farms shows a commitment to worker health and safety […]

Workplace wellness is risk management, too.

Companies that promote wellness are usually more productive. But as a simple value, there are more benefits to wellness than simply increasing the motivation to perform well. The best programmes motivate employees to want to be a part of them, without being compulsory. Health is subjective and it is hard to set a single standard […]

The Biggest Safety Risks? The Ones You Don’t Expect.

When we talk about health and safety, we usually picture construction sites with loads of heavy machinery and risks at every turn. But the office can be just as risky, especially because overlooking its dangers can make us even less alert. That said, the prevention strategies can be just as simple as laying down a carpet […]

Making Compliance Cool

Have you ever stopped and wondered, what exactly is compliance? If you’re like most employers, you probably agree that health and safety compliance is an unavoidable part of operating a business. It’s just something you do, often without question. But maybe a better way to answer the question of “what is compliance” is to first talk about what it isn’t (or […]

Safety is Just as Important at Home

You may have read my Holiday Safety Lesson post earlier this year, where I personally was reminded that safety is just as important at home as it is at work. Thankfully, my story was a near miss, however, every year the emergency departments of hospitals are filled with people who have injured themselves at home. […]

To report or not to report, that is the question

Safety incidents happen. As a business owner, manager or safety professional there will come a time when you have to respond to an incident within your organisation. Sometimes these incidents may involve serious injury or may have the potential to result in serious injury, in these instances there may be a need to notify the […]

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