Tag Archives: safety

Workers’ Compensation made easy? (Gasp)

For those of us sitting on the sidelines reading about weird and bizarre requests for workers’ compensation, it can be a good way to pass 5 minutes on your daily commute to and from work. How about this story as an example: A woman claimed $20,000 in workers’ compensation for a breast reduction, because sitting […]

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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 […]

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. […]

Five ways to stay safe at work this US election day.

So the US election is about to start swallowing our focus for the next day or two. I think that’s something we can all agree on. Add to that, that we all carry around little internet connected devices and it’s a recipe for disaster. Disaster I tells you! What with all the tripping and slipping […]

Five REAL ways safety software saves your workers’ time

For businesses, there are a lot of reasons to use a compliance software platform. What often gets overlooked however is how it affects your workers; the people on the ground. Here are five real, tangible ways that a good safety platform will save your workers’ time and energy, so they can just get on with […]