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New Safe Work Reports: Mental Health is Indispensable in the Workplace

When thinking about workplace health and safety, what usually comes to mind are things like heavy machinery or complicated security protocols. Most people’s thoughts don’t immediately jump to mental health. Back in June, we made the case for why business managers should prioritize a more holistic approach to health and safety and the advantages of both a wellness and a financial standpoint. […]

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Improving health and safety management for tradies

August is Tradies National Health Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on the priorities for health and safety management for this key industry sector. Frankly, the issue of tradie’s health and safety needs a lot of attention. According to data from Safe Work Australia, tradies are among the highest-ranked sectors in regard to serious injury and disease compensation claims. Statistics […]

How making oil rig workers cry created an 84% reduction in incidents

In 1997, Shell began work on the world’s deepest offshore oil rig; Ursa. This monster of a project would cost $1.45 billion and stand 48 stories tall. The men who worked on this project were no strangers to workplace injuries and death; it had all become part of the job. If someone died, they were afforded […]

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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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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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 19, 2016), was inspired by a blog post by Joe Devon where he called for increased awareness around website accessibility and compatibility. Being a software company, this cause is close to our hearts. For most startups (we included) it’s an obvious first step to focus on the end game; to get your site […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 programs 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 […]