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Safety Dimensions (a division of Learning Dimensions Network)

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 days ago

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  • The challenge of sedentary work environments – how to stay healthy

    WorkSafe Qld provides some tips on how to stay healthy and keep moving. Many workers spend a large part of their working day sitting, including administrative and call centre workers, as well as people in particular areas of sales and manufacturing. This is defined as sedentary work and it involves prolonged periods of inactivity, and […] The post The challenge of sedentary work environments – how...

Safety Dimensions (a division of Learning Dimensions Network)

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • Essendon air crash: what will the investigators be looking for?

    Essendon air crash: what will the investigators be looking for? Geoffrey Dell, CQUniversity Australia Just before 9am on Feb 21st, a twin-engined Beechcraft B200 Super King Air turbo-prop aircraft took off from runway 17 at Essendon Airport outside Melbourne in Victoria. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot declared an emergency and reported an engine failure to […] The post Essendon air crash: what w...

Safety Dimensions (a division of Learning Dimensions Network)

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • Why we need a new science of safety

    Why we need a new science of safety Philip Thomas, University of Bristol   It is often said that our approach to health and safety has gone mad. But the truth is that it needs to go scientific. Managing risk is ultimately linked to questions of engineering and economics. Can something be made safer? How […] The post Why we need a new science of safety appeared first on Safety Dimensions - Leading ...

  • Good Work Through Effective Leadership (Video)

    Good Work Through Effective Leadership (Video) This Safe Work Australia film features three different perspectives on how workplace leaders can design good work and influence their safety culture, not only in their own business, but across their supply chain and the broader community. This seminar features three business leaders from Australian Country Choice, Lend Lease […] The post Good Work Thr...

  • WorkLife: Why is work making us sick? (Audio)

    WorkLife: Why is work making us sick? (Audio) Worker compensation claims have been decreasing over time but this masks all kinds of problems with our wellbeing at work. Making our workplaces healthier and safer means we have to confront all those things causing us stress at work. And that’s not going to be solved by […] The post WorkLife: Why is work making us sick? (Audio) appeared first on Safet...

  • Australia’s deadliest job?

    A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers. The report criticises a lack of training and a “critical […] The post Australia’s deadliest job? appeared ...

Safety Dimensions (a division of Learning Dimensions Network)

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

New blog articles detected.

  • Workers fight back with deviant behaviour in a precarious workplace: study

    Workers fight back with deviant behaviour in a precarious workplace: study PJ Holtum, The University of Queensland When working conditions are harsh, workers are more likely to find satisfaction through small acts of deviant behaviour instead of banding together or joining a union, my research shows. I interviewed 30 unskilled workers from five different sites […] The post Workers fight back with ...

  • How to cope with traumatic news – an illustrated guide

    The era of 24-hour news brings traumatic events directly into everyone’s lives. Here’s how that can affect people, especially children, and some strategies for coping. In this illustrated guide by Lucy Fahey of ABC News, we are shown how traumatic news affects us.     The post How to cope with traumatic news – an illustrated guide appeared first on Safety Dimensions - Leading People To Safety.

  • How safe is that driver next to you? A trucker’s poor health could increase crash risk

    How safe is that driver next to you? A trucker’s poor health could increase crash risk As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, “How safe is that driver next to me?” If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. Commercial […] The post How safe is that driver next to you? A trucker’s poor health could increase crash risk...

  • These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work

    These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work   Peter O’Connor, Queensland University of Technology and Peter Karl Jonason, Western Sydney University In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive. This in addition to the […] The post These are the characteristic...

  • New year’s resolutions: how to get your stress levels in check

    New year’s resolutions: how to get your stress levels in check James Scott, The University of Queensland Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations. Our stress can arise from within when we fear we’re unable to meet our own high expectations. Or it can come from an […] The post New year’s resolutions: how to get your stress levels in check ...

  • Safe Santa’s checklist for this Christmas

    Santa’s checking another list twice: his gift safety checklist. Are YOU giving safe gifts? Follow the steps in the Product Safety Australia’s Safe Santa checklist to find out. Have your checklist handy while you make your Christmas shopping list and take it with you while you shop. On your phone? View the mobile version of […] The post Safe Santa’s checklist for this Christmas appeared first on Sa...

  • Lunch Atop a Skyscraper in 1932

    Thankfully we have WHS laws to protect workers today, but back at the dawn of skyscraper building, things were very different. The post Lunch Atop a Skyscraper in 1932 appeared first on Safety Dimensions - Leading People To Safety.

  • Dropping like flies: the rise of workplace burnout and how to tackle it

    Dropping like flies: the rise of workplace burnout and how to tackle it Sarah Tottle, Lancaster University Burnout is on the rise. It is a growing problem for the modern workplace, having an impact on organisational costs, as well as employee health and well-being. These include possible long-term health risks and, due to its contagious […] The post Dropping like flies: the rise of workplace burno...

  • CASA to investigate Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Drone.

    According to The Age and the EFTM blog, Civil Aviation Safety Authority is investigating after a video showing a man piloting a drone to a Sunbury Bunnings carpark for a sausage while he sat in his home. The man faces fines of up to $9000 for breaching  CASA regulations for drone flights which state that: […] The post CASA to investigate Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Drone. appeared first on Safety Dime...

  • Summary of Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities

    Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities – 2015 The aim of the Safe Work Australia report is to provide statistics about people who die each year from injuries that arose through work-related activity. This includes fatalities resulting from an injury sustained in the course of a work activity (worker fatalities) and as a result of someone else’s […] The post Summary of Work-Related Traumatic Inju...

Safety Dimensions (a division of Learning Dimensions Network)

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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  • Retro Office Safety Training Video

    Although the fashions have long gone, and thankfully many of the behaviours in the workplace have changed, this video still addresses the following topics which are just as relevant today as when “You and Office Safety!” was made: •Good Housekeeping •Slips, Trips and Falls •Manual Handling •Electrical Hazards •Fire Safety •Correct use of Office Furniture […] The post Retro Office Safety Training V...

  • FactCheck: do better pay rates for truck drivers improve safety?

    FactCheck: do better pay rates for truck drivers improve safety? Michael Quinlan, UNSW Australia The evidence is that if you ensure that people travel safely in terms of safe rates you will get proper outcomes … you will get improved safety. – Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, speaking on RN Breakfast, April […] The post FactCheck: do better pay rates for truck dr...

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