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Work safe in high temperatures

How to work safe in all this bloody heat.

Just outside my window I’m looking at a window cleaner, hanging out in direct sunlight on a 40 degree day, absolutely dripping with sweat. Meanwhile the person next to me as I type this is literally wearing a scarf. Congratulations Sydney, we just made it through the hottest January on record; and February is shaping […]

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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 […]

You had a workplace incident… now what?

If you’re reading this, chances are you care about work 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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

The Biggest Safety Risks? The Ones You Don’t Expect.

When we talk about health and safety, we usually picture construction sites with loads of heavy machinery and risks at every turn. But the office can be just as risky, especially because overlooking its dangers can make us even less alert. That said, the prevention strategies can be just as simple as laying down a carpet […]

Workplace Safety for the Digital Age

We live in a world of increasing information vulnerability: data breaches, unsecured networks, and a massive repository of sensitive data stored digitally. There is no way around it, and even if we wanted to, we can’t go back in time. If you’re in the business of workplace safety, neglecting the security of your digital networks is a […]

Making Compliance Cool

Have you ever stopped and wondered, what exactly is compliance? If you’re like most employers, you probably agree that health and safety compliance is an unavoidable part of operating a business. It’s just something you do, often without question. But maybe a better way to answer the question of “what is compliance” is to first talk about what it isn’t (or […]