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Your February Safety Digest

All the latest news from the worldwide health and safety community. Qantas sets a 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 of their facilities poses an “immediate jeopardy to […]

Health and safety: Office edition

When we say health and safety, we usually think about construction sites, toxic chemicals, or maybe even top-security protocols. But what about the office? The occupational hazards of working in an office sometimes aren’t blatantly obvious, and that’s because they tend to build up over time without any immediately alarming effects. But that doesn’t make them any […]

Not all safety hazards are created equal…

Work-related safety concerns come in two forms: physical and emotional. A comprehensive safety plan requires attention to both aspects of health and a framework for preventing and addressing grievances. Physical and environmental risks Pollutants and dangerous chemicals are a major occupational hazard that can have dire consequences if left unaddressed. Working in a potentially toxic environment carries risks of […]

How technology has assisted with asbestos management

National Asbestos Awareness Day

Today is National Asbestos Awareness Day, a day in which homeowners, renovators, tradies, and handymen need to be aware of how to protect themselves and their families/co-workers from exposure to dangerous asbestos fibers. The Asbestos Awareness team visited Darling Harbour in Sydney today to promote awareness, specifically: 1 in 3 homes in Australia contains some […]