Tag Archives: health and safety compliance

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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 […]

If you’re managing your OHS compliance on paper, you’re doing it wrong

As companies grow and safety laws change, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for business owners and OHS managers to manage their safety compliance without it affecting their business. Last month we posted a blog about the worst workplace disasters in history and some of the feedback that we got was from frustrated owners and managers who […]

Five of the worst workplace disasters in History

5 min read 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 […]

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 […]

Has Zero Harm safety evolved into something harmful?

For many businesses, the concept of zero harm has become the core philosophy of workplace safety; that every worker should return home in the state that they arrived. Sounds good right? So how could a concept as aspirational as this, be causing so much debate within the workplace safety industry? Has Zero Harm evolved into something harmful? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]