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The Limestone Building Blocks Company was fined $65,000 earlier this month, after a worker was seriously injured when he was trapped in a limestone block-making machine. The worker entered the block-making machine to remove a large lump … Continue reading

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Risky exposures Australian workers are regularly exposed to occupational hygiene hazards. Long-term exposure can create serious diseases such as black lung disease for coal miners,  permanent damage to hearing, spinal and back pain as a result of … Continue reading

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What is the South African Labour Guide? The South African Labour Guide is the body here to guide you through the labour laws in South Africa. They take the guesswork out of workplace safety and health … Continue reading

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What is the GRI? The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent standards organisation that helps businesses, governments and other organisations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption. The … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an Ohio roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards. The contractor, Casey Bortles, faces proposed penalties totaling $US91,629. On … Continue reading

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announces that the civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards have been increased by two percent from last year. The penalties have been adjusted for inflation as of Jan. … Continue reading

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“Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become character. Character is everything.” – Anon The above quote is attributed (in different … Continue reading

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Recent figures estimate that 20% of staff are experiencing some level of psychological distress above the norms. There is a strong link between productivity and mental illness but we generally link this to depression. Stress is associated … Continue reading

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  “The latest update to INX’s popular workforce management system of the same name, INX 5.4 delivers a raft of quality of life improvements to the service. The 5.4 update includes improvements such as collapsible menus … Continue reading

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An in-depth study, into safety culture and the ACT construction industry reveals some very interesting results about WHS training that encapsulates anecdotal evidence from those working closely with the sector, as well as building on previous research. The study findings … Continue reading

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