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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Australia
What industry do you work in?
Consulting
What is your job title?
Managing Director
What company do you work for or associate with?
Riskex
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
How did you find our online community?
LinkedIn article
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Specify what hand protection to purchase

David Collins's Blog

What is the real role of a safety advisor?

The Role of Safety Advisor in Organisations – Essential Reading

measuring safety Whilst everyone wants to do ‘safety differently’, it is not likely that reform will come within. The paradigm of safety with its primary focus on measurement actually mitigates any hope of innovation, creativity or critical thinking. If…

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Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:16pm

Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know



Here are 10 and a bit things about safety that I plucked from some recent blog posts, that singularly or collectively only a handful of people may know. Or, if they knew them, perhaps did not know them…

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Posted on August 16, 2016 at 4:34pm

I'm just not that into safety anymore

I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have argued with me that ‘safety’ in our workplaces means that we must do everything we can to control people so that they do not hurt themselves at work. These people have said to me, “we can’t let dangerous things go untouched”; “we can’t let people make choices that may…

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Posted on August 16, 2016 at 4:00pm

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World



Source: Karl E. Weick and Karlene H. Roberts, “Collective Mind in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks,” Administrative Science Quarterly 3 (1993): 357. DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Ya gotta watch the video below - turn it up LOUD - then go back to work and think whether…

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Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:05pm

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At 5:09pm on June 28, 2013, Ken Oswald said…
Welcome to the safety community. I hope you find it is a great resource full of information through our various groups forums and blogs.
Again welcome

Ken O
 
 
 

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Workplace safety for workers other than your own 3 Replies

Do your workplace/traffic safety plans include safety measures for workers who are not your own employees? Do they take into account the safety of those who will be - or could be - at your workplace,…Continue

Tags: emt, paramedics, emergency, occupational, health

Started by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. Last reply by Paul Lancaster May 28.

Imagine a technology which is an artificial muscle and is integrated into textiles...

Such a smart textile has huge application potential and can support people in many different ways. The garment would use haptic feedback (i.e. the use of touch to guide the user) or could serve as a…Continue

Started by Ulla Siegel May 28.

Green Smart Technical 800+ Turnkey Projects in UAE – Rope Access Company in Dubai

Green smart is an ISO 9001: 2015 QMS, OHSAS 18001: 2017 OHSMS, ISO 14001: …Continue

Tags: window, cleaning, services, facade, companies

Started by Manikandan Apr 23.

What % of Dollars should be bugeted for All Safety Training for a "Heavy Equipment Road Construction" company with 100 employees? 1 Reply

I have been at a Highway and Road Construction company for six months. I am developing a (first) complete training program. I am the 1st full time safety hire for this company. I need to develop a…Continue

Started by JTurpening. Last reply by Jen McDade Feb 19.

Technology and Safety 1 Reply

What are the most useful tools to have at your fingertips? -Toolbox Talks-JSA-JHA-Daily Reports, etc. What is falling through the cracks that could be an easy fix? Safety Managers, Coordinators and…Continue

Tags: safety

Started by Drew stone. Last reply by Jen McDade Feb 15.

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