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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 […]

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Four manufacturers that raised the bar on workplace safety

If you want to know what makes a good safety system tick, look at someone who’s already figured it out. This statement rings especially true for manufacturing. Since the manufacturing field comprises so many distinct industries, trying to pin down a uniform set of rules can be downright time-consuming and painfully ineffective. Rather than making a […]

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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, […]

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. […]

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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Haven’t you heard? Sitting is the new smoking.

If you work in an office, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard the new mantra of the fitness world: “Sitting is the new smoking“. If you’re really lucky then you might be able to peak up from your desk and spy a late-20s early-30s guy with a man-bun and questionable facial hair rising high […]

Thinking of safety as profit

We all know that safety matters, but just how much does it matter in strictly numerical terms? Just voicing a commitment to safety can really turn things around. Take this anecdote about Paul O’Neill, one of the CEOs of Fortune 500 company Alcoa. O’Neill’s method teaches us an important lesson: Habits are formed, not forced. O’Neill made […]

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Your February Safety Digest

All the latest news from the worldwide health and safety community. Qantas sets higher standard for workplace safety in the follow-up to the 2014 incident where a worker fell from the aircraft. Silicon Valley medical startup Theranos pressured to do damage control after U.S. regulators declared that one their facilities poses an “immediate jeopardy to patient health […]

Tech + Data = A Safer Workplace

Here’s a bit of tech news to be extremely hopeful for. An Israeli branch of IBM is developing a type of wearable device that can warn workers about imminent hazards around them. Called WorkRight, the product serves as a “real-time warning system” which is fully integrated into the environment and equipment around it. After reading over […]

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