Is it the leader’s role to manage workplace safety issues?

Is it the leader’s role to manage workplace safety issues?

Meet Safety In Action: Syndey Seminar Speaker – Ms Elizabeth Bennett, Canberra Institute of Technology Business owners and organisational leaders play a critical role in driving practices that promote safety in the workplace, but how do they get the support from employees? “Working Together” is…

Over 50% serious work injury claims are related to hand, fingers or thumb

Over 50% serious work injury claims are related to hand, fingers or thumb

The Australia Worker’s Compensation Statistics for 2012-13 stated that in over 8330 serious claims, over 53% of these related to injuries to hand, fingers or thumb. (Source:  Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics Report 2012-13). The Glove Company is the optimal one fit company for all glove…

The new ISO/DIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems Standard

The new ISO/DIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems Standard

Opinion at Safety Snippets by Bureau Veritas:  There have been significant changes in the certification landscape to meet current market best practice. The recent release of Draft International Standard (DIS) for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems (ISO 45001), at the end of February 2016, has…

Can you reduce human error with safety culture?

Can you reduce human error with safety culture?

Realistically, cost is a major factor in implementing safety procedures, but while fiscal cost is preventative, social cost is immeasurable. Safe culture however starts with common sense and can improved with understanding and education. It can equally emanate from the top down or the bottom…

Why is health and safety training so important?

Work Health Safety Training is essential for every person in the work place.  There are so many reasons why training in work health safety is important, a safer workplace or working environment effects not only the business, the employees and their families but also the…

What are the benefits of software-driven safety solutions?

Ok so we’re pretty sure you’ve all heard of safety management software by now, but did you know it can help with audits and inspections? Just when you think your business is already being managed effectively and safely without the help of SMS, you might…

Keeping the healthy people healthy

Many organisations provide testing, auditing and general education to their workforce but very few take the next step – in implementing initiatives to reduce individual risk relating to injury and health across the entire workforce population. This involves “keeping the healthy people healthy”, not just…