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Health and safety is everyone’s language

Health and safety is everyone’s language

The $970,000 ‘Workplace Safety is our Common Language’ campaign speaks directly to workers in 19 different languages to help everyone understand their health and safety rights, and equip them with...

Workplace bullshit meter

Dealing with workplace bullshit

Researchers from Canada, Italy and Finland have finally laid bare the fact that organisations across the world are “dealing with a flood of bullshit” and that bullshit is affecting morale and...

2021Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards

Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards (AWHSA) are now open until Friday 1 February 2021. The ceremony for the Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards will...

Safe people corrupted by unsafe culture

OPINION Technical safety specialist, David G Broadbent, argues recruiting the right people will only get you so far. It’s the ingrained work culture they’re exposed to that makes the difference when...

What is good safety culture

What are the elements of good safety culture?

Hale’s (2000) “elements for a good culture for safety” In a Safety Science editorial titled ‘Culture’s confusions,’ Hale (2000) offered the following list of eight “elements for a good culture for...

CFMEU supports reviewinto Queensland fatalities

Brady report revelations supported by CFMEU

The CFMEU says that the major report into Queensland mining fatalities released in Parliament warns that more workers will die unless the industry comprehensively changes its approach to safety...

Zero harm may be an unreal response

Zero harm safety – Just say no!

We are still causing too much serious injury illness and death at work and if we keep doing the same thing we will get the same result. In 2012, Dave Whitefield shared his thoughts with us on Zero...

cultural safety why do we continue doing the death knock before we improve safety

Cultural Safety | Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

Spotlight on cultural safety | There is that awful rapping of the knuckles on the door. It usually has to be repeated 2-3 times; the manager always seems to knock ever so quietly. Why do you think...

What is mine safety leadership?

What is mining safety leadership?

The term ‘mining safety leadership’ is often used throughout the mining industry to herald an individual or companies achievements in mine safety. But it can mean many things to many...

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