Tag Archives: safety compliance

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why a mentally healthy workplace equals a profitable workplace

[The following article references data available on the Headsup website] If you ask somebody what types of things are involved in workplace health and safety, often one of the last things that comes to mind is mental health. Now if you think that mental health shouldn’t be something that business owners should have to worry […]

Five of the worst workplace disasters in History

As workplace safety advocates grow stronger, so to do their detractors grow louder. It seems commonplace for any type of discussion that takes place on the internet that for every ten people who are totally for something there is one very loud person against it. Workplace safety discussion is no exception to this. In 2010, […]

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 […]