Tag Archives: awareness

Who are you killing just to hear the phrase – ‘We’re killing it!!’ 

You’d have to be Dr Seuss’ Grinch to hate Christmas. What could be better than a Christmas lunch, presents and the general excitement of the festive period? While Christmas is an exciting time of year, it can also be an exhausting and draining one for employees as consumer activity and workloads spike 15% or more. […]

Property buyers, construction workers: New technology that warns you if a property has asbestos

We love technology! Let’s all do a collective cheer in agreement. Actually, to say we all LOVE technology is a stretch. Sitting next to Glenn, Donesafe’s VP of Sales, he was cursing a piece of video editing technology that wasn’t doing what he wanted. “Don’t use it” I said. Unsurprisingly, he responded by saying no, […]

Have you warned your staff about Mr Fluffy?

It’s a silent killer. Australia has always been known as a place wherein any one photo, there’s possibly 1000’s of things that could kill you. Traditionally we think of insects and animals like spiders, snakes, sharks and crocodiles. The Sydney Funnel Web Spider will even blow a bubble and wait to get you in your own […]

Go Pink for October

October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month which provides an opportunity for us to all focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Everyone at Donesafe is getting behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the kids at home. They have decorated our Donesafe Lego minifigures with pink […]

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This workplace initiative helps men embrace wellness

A new health and safety initiative in Canada is targeted at men working in high-risk industries, helping them adopt wellness habits that translate into safer practices and more harmonious workplaces. Wellness is the next greatest thing in business, and it has a symbiotic relationship with WHS, or Work Health and Safety in general. With wellness being a […]

These are Australia’s most dangerous jobs

A new analysis of Safe Work Australia data shows that the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry tops the list of the most dangerous work environments in the country. Data from 2015 reveal that this industry had 52 fatalities that year, the highest number across all industries. It is followed by transport, postal and warehousing with 40 workplace fatalities, and […]

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Why cybersecurity should factor into every health and safety plan

If you’ve been following the news, chances are you’ve heard about several major data breaches. Being a tech company, Donesafe has always kept data security top of mind. However, being in the business of health and safety, we’ve also noticed how little emphasis the traditional health and safety framework places on cybersecurity. The hope is that the constant […]

4 out of 5 NZ CEOs report health and safety performance improved in 2017 – Deloitte Survey Finds

Deloitte has just released the results of its 2017 Health & Safety Leadership Survey for New Zealand, and the results are cautiously optimistic. The findings are drawn from interviews with 169 CEOs and managing directors, and they provide a useful snapshot of how New Zealand businesses implement health and safety. The surveys especially measured how well business leaders […]

How to work safe in all this bloody heat.

Just outside my window I’m looking at a window cleaner, hanging out in direct sunlight on a 40 degree day, absolutely dripping with sweat. Meanwhile the person next to me as I type this is literally wearing a scarf. Congratulations Sydney, we just made it through the hottest January on record; and February is shaping […]

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. […]