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5 Hidden Safety Hazards Lurking in Your Office

Underestimating the severity of office health and safety hazards is a key obstacle to the prevention of office injuries. We mentioned earlier this month that offices often appear much safer than they actually are, but here lies the danger of office safety risks: they are less visible and easy to overlook. Hard hats and safety goggles […]

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Five reasons to ditch paper when managing OHS compliance

Are you bogged down with paperwork while trying to manage your OHS compliance? Here are five reasons why you should ditch paper and move to a software solution. It’s not at all uncommon for business owners or managers to feel that OHS compliance management has become a major part of their week. The issue with […]

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How to stay healthy in your office job (without really trying)

#ExerciseRightWeek As you may have seen, this week is Exercise Right Week; and staying healthy in your workplace is definitely something we can get behind. A big part of Exercise Right Week is to find a way to exercise that suits you. So, given that we (like many of you) spend a little too much […]

3 Ways to Boost Employee Wellbeing in your Workplace

In safety terms, office workers are exposed to less risk than workers on a construction site or in a laboratory. But it would be a mistake to underestimate the physical and mental toll of working in an office. Office workers experience their own share of challenges, from back strain resulting from bad posture and too much […]

Five of the worst workplace disasters in History

5 min read As workplace safety advocates grow stronger, so to do their detractors grow louder. It seems commonplace for any type of discussion that takes place on the internet that for every ten people who are totally for something there is one very loud person against it. Workplace safety discussion is no exception to […]

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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Today marks the UN World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The date of April 28 has long been associated with trade union campaigns to commemorate the victims of occupational accidents. The title of this year’s theme is Workplace Stress: a collective challenge. This theme was chosen because workplace stress is a global issue, […]

You had a workplace incident… now what?

If you’re reading this, chances are you care about workplace safety. But believe it or not, lots of companies out there are simply not prepared to handle a major safety incident. Unfortunately, no matter how closely you follow protocol, you can’t prevent everything. Having a prevention policy is vital, but it is just as crucial to have a solid plan of action when the […]

Report: Fourth most common US workplace death is Homicide

The 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Release from the US Department of Labor dropped earlier this year highlighting some concerning numbers relating to deaths in the US workplace. In 2014, the US saw a total of 4,679 fatal work injuries up 2% from 2013. That’s 3.3 people per 100,000 full-time workers. Some of the […]

Four times workplace safety systems failed with tragic results

I think we can all agree that the world is moving in the right direction in regards to Workplace Safety. In the last two weeks alone we’ve seen a handful of safety-positive decisions being made from the introduction of New Zealand’s new safety laws to increased ramifications for poor safety management across the board. Strong […]

5 things you need to know about New Zealand’s new Workplace Health and Safety laws

It’s time! The new Health and Safety at Work Act has dropped this week in New Zealand. So we thought it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to give you the cliff-notes version: Why were New Zealand’s new health and safety laws necessary? The new laws came about due to degrading workplace injury stats. At the […]

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