Safety News

Return to Work Survey: steady numbers, but more involvement is key

Safe Work Australia has released a series of brand new reports on the return to work experience of injured workers. More specifically, the reports focus on the outcomes of injured workers who receive workers’ compensation and various factors that affect their ability to return to work. The survey, which was conducted mid-2016, covers all Australian territories and […]

New Safe Work Reports: Mental Health is Indispensable in the Workplace

When thinking about workplace health and safety, what usually comes to mind are things like heavy machinery or complicated security protocols. Most people’s thoughts don’t immediately jump to mental health. Back in June, we made the case for why business managers should prioritise a more holistic approach to health and safety, and the advantages from both a wellness and a financial standpoint. […]

Good Procedures: It’s a life and death matter.

Safety procedures may not be the sexiest topic for the discussion, but when it comes to life and death; good, actionable procedures can make all the difference. Exhibit A: Good Procedure: Exploding Phones on a Plane VH-OQF Airbus A380-842 (cn 029) ”Charles” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by ATom.UK Qantas, not having had a single airline crash […]

Today, don’t forget to ask #RUOK?

Since 2009, the RUOK?DAY movement has fast become one of the most recognisable movements of the modern era. When you consider just how far suicide prevention has come; from something rarely discussed, to a staple of the modern health conversation; it’s really quite remarkable just how influential movements like this really are. And so they should be. According […]

How this family business reduced its WHS paperwork to one piece of paper

Francene and Michael Mountford of Mountford Plumbing Services have been in business for over 30 years. As a commercial, industrial maintenance business, they do a lot of work with local government and industrial businesses, so in Francene’s own words: “WHS had to be first, with everything else after that.” Mountford Plumbing adopted the Donesafe WHS […]

Robert Postill takes home #TechDiversity award for commitment to women in coding

In their own words, #TechDiversity celebrate leaders and champions of diversity in the digital technology sector. Last week’s 2016 #TechDiversity awards saw the best and brightest in the tech world join together to celebrate commitment to the pursuit of diversity in the tech. Robert Postill, CTO of Donesafe and member of RailsGirls Australia, whose aim […]

How making oil rig workers cry created an 84% reduction in incidents

In 1997, Shell began work on the world’s deepest offshore oil rig; Ursa. This monster of a project would cost $1.45 billion and stand 48 stories tall. The men who worked on this project were no strangers to workplace injuries and death; it had all become part of the job. If someone died, they were afforded […]

SafeWork Australia report is optimistic, but we can’t stop there

A newly released SafeWork Australia report highlights workplace safety statistics in 2014-2015, and the data is largely reassuring. What are the numbers? Which industries are the big winners? The report states that “there is a long-term trend showing a reduction in the number of work-related fatalities and serious injury claims.” Since hitting a peak of 310 […]

This week’s most hilarious Pokemon GO injuries from social media

Let us be frank. As bad as injuries can be, some can be just plain funny. While there’s been plenty of news about dead bodies and muggings (which are not funny), maybe it’s time to embrace the slapstick and have a laugh at the expense of others. So here it is; funny injuries from Pokemon […]

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 19 2016), was inspired by a blog post by Joe Devon where he called for increased awareness around website accessibility and compatibility. Being a software company, this cause is close to our heart. For most startups (us included) it’s an obvious first step to focus on the end game; to get your site […]

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