Health & Safety Laws

Are you putting your company at risk from EHS non-compliance?

At what cost, are you putting your company at risk? When it comes to dealing with non-compliance in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management, one of the first things on most people’s minds are the financial damages. Of course, the prospect of losing money serves as a good deterrent for non-compliance. However, pursuing EHS compliance […]

ISO 45001: A hassle or a blessing?

On September the 3rd, 2017, Donesafe attended the opening ceremony at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore. We heard that “The global economic impact of the failure to adequately invest in occupational safety and health is roughly equal to the total GDP of the poorest 130 countries in the world.” […]

Migration from BS OHSAS 18001 to ISO/DIS 45001

It is official – we are ALL going to have to migrate from health and safety (OHS, WHS, EHS) legislative standard of 18001 to a new safety standard of ISO 45001. The new ISO safety standard is not radically different to the outgoing 18001 standard. You may, however, be wondering; 1 – What is ISO 45001 […]

Good Procedures: It’s a life and death matter.

Safety procedures may not be the sexiest topic for the discussion, but when it comes to life and death; good, actionable procedures can make all the difference. Exhibit A: Good Procedure: Exploding Phones on a Plane VH-OQF Airbus A380-842 (cn 029) ”Charles” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by ATom.UK Qantas, not having had a single airline crash […]

SafeWork Australia report is optimistic, but we can’t stop there

A newly released SafeWork Australia report highlights workplace safety statistics in 2014-2015, and the data is largely reassuring. What are the numbers? Which industries are the big winners? The report states that “there is a long-term trend showing a reduction in the number of work-related fatalities and serious injury claims.” Since hitting a peak of 310 […]

Why a mentally healthy workplace equals a profitable workplace

[The following article references data available on the Headsup website] If you ask somebody what types of things are involved in workplace health and safety, often one of the last things that comes to mind is mental health. Now if you think that mental health shouldn’t be something that business owners should have to worry […]

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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 […]

Five of the worst workplace disasters in History

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 this. In 2010, […]

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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