Tag Archives: Advice

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 […]

3 Ways to Boost Employee Wellbeing in your Workplace.

In safety terms, office workers are exposed to less risk than workers on a construction site or in a laboratory. But it would be a mistake to underestimate the physical and mental toll of working in an office. Office workers experience their own share of challenges, from back strain resulting from bad posture and too much […]

You had a workplace incident… now what?

If you’re reading this, chances are you care about work 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 […]

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 programmes 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 […]

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 […]

Not all safety hazards are created equal…

Work-related safety concerns come in two forms: physical and emotional. A comprehensive safety plan requires attention to both aspects of health and a framework for preventing and addressing grievances. Physical and environmental risks Pollutants and dangerous chemicals are a major occupational hazard that can have dire consequences if left unaddressed. Working in a potentially toxic environment carries risks of […]

The Biggest Safety Risks? The Ones You Don’t Expect.

When we talk about health and safety, we usually picture construction sites with loads of heavy machinery and risks at every turn. But the office can be just as risky, especially because overlooking its dangers can make us even less alert. That said, the prevention strategies can be just as simple as laying down a carpet […]

To report or not to report, that is the question

Safety incidents happen. As a business owner, manager or safety professional there will come a time when you have to respond to an incident within your organisation. Sometimes these incidents may involve serious injury or may have the potential to result in serious injury, in these instances there may be a need to notify the […]