Why bother? Why does it matter? Depending on location, chances are that anyone over forty grew up and started work in an environment where they never heard words like diversity and inclusion. Those words are in widespread use today and asking why can produce informative answers. Why is it important for businesses to focus on […]
The problem with lagging HSE indicators Traditionally, occupational health and safety has been at least partially reactive. It has relied on lagging indicators – data collected after the event. The number of accidents and incidents that happened, rather than the number that were avoided. Companies provide PPE, machinery guards, lifting equipment, drinking water, rest stations […]
The Benefits of Virtual Reality and Immersive technology in occupational safety and health.
Signage, whether related to health and safety or not, can ensure individuals unfamiliar to an area can immediately gain a better sense of their surroundings, a familiarity which can ultimately play a significant role in their overall health and wellbeing.
Behavioral-based safety aims to operate inside the worker by reaching the levers that determine how each of us acts.
It does so by taking into consideration that various aspects that can impact health and safety within a business such as culture, overall knowledge, status of operations and general leadership styles influencing the decision-making processes within a business.
This article looks at the various ways behavioral based safety (BBS) programs can enhance and support current safety systems within a business.
One of the corporate health campaigns we tend to often see within various organizations is the seasonal flu awareness campaigns. Influenza is usually mild and most people recover quickly. However, this contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses can have a significant impact on overall productivity and has been known to cause more employee absenteeism […]
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at the workplace and results in over a third of all workplace injuries. Injuries which traditionally we believe that basic employee awareness in the form of manual handling training should be more than enough to eliminate forever! When planning employee or contractor training for […]
In the last couple of years of writing articles on here, I am often accused of only focusing on occupational health and safety and not enough on environmental and sustainability initiatives I am constantly involved with. Although I do admit that most of my experience, education and work has been on the health and safety […]
As the debate about climate change continues, more creative examples, technologies and initiatives of how to fight it are popping up around the world. Over the last decade or so, we have watched many countries and communities significantly reduce their negative impact on the environment by integrating modern technologies and clean energy strategies within their various industries.
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