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Safe work month - Week 3

How can organizations use data to make workplaces safer?

In Australia, we dedicate the month of October to the National Safe Work Month awareness campaign and this year our focus shifts slightly to workplace health and safety through COVID-19. This week features the use of data to make workplaces safer, acknowledging the impacts of COVID-19 and encouraging best practice for WHS.  What is workplace health and safety data?  Data can be any information gathered from the workplace and through working activities – facts and statistics collected for reference or analysis. This can […]

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Sample Safe Work Procedure Template

Quick Link Download template now – Go Some industries and jobs are more dangerous than others and pose risks to employees, contractors, and/or visitors. A good risk management system includes the process of safe work procedures, reducing risks in the workplace, and ensuring employees are familiar with the ways in which tasks are performed safely. […]

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Sample Worker Induction Checklist Template

Quick Link Download template now – Go Inducting new workers As new workers start their positions in a new workplace, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, covering a new induction checklist is a good starting point along with a tour of the organization; physical locations, and coworkers both inside and outside their dedicated […]

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Safety challenges in your new home office

In many households, the family is now together, and work-life integration is more prevalent than ever. COVID-19 has put a few changes in place – some that will fade quickly but others that will stick around for good. Has your laptop grown a long pair of wooden legs and been positioned in front of a […]

Avoid these 5 common workplace safety mistakes

What makes a health and safety system truly successful? Good question. Knowing the rules and following them is one piece of the puzzle: think recordkeeping, incident tracking, regulatory compliance. Just as important, though, is avoiding major safety mistakes. Although this sounds obvious, some of the biggest workplace safety mistakes can be difficult to recognize and […]

How does OSHA protect workers against workplace violence?

Workplace violence and harassment can be detrimental to a company’s culture and bottom line. People do not just suddenly snap; there is usually an emotional build-up or a trigger that precipitates the outburst or violent incident. Who’s at most risk? How can we prevent this within the workplace? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]

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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 […]

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. Strong […]