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Small business safety page launched

Reported by Haydee | 24 Feb, 2015

A new online assistance program to help small businesses comply with their workplace safety and health obligation s have been launched on Monday.

Cancer in Firefighters May Be Work Related

Reported by Wil | 01 Apr, 2014

In recent years, studies have shown that firefighters may exhibit a higher risk of contracting cancer, due to continual exposure to carcinogens in their workplace.

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New Mining Health and Safety Facility Launched in NSW

Reported by Admin | 27 Mar, 2014

The Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER) in partnership with Aspen Medical has established a new health and safety facility called Centre of Resources Health and Safety in Newcastle, New South Wales . The launch comes in the midst of successive mining-related accidents that prompted an alert issue from the Queensland’s Mines Safety Commissioner. …

iAuditor for Android now has Template Editing

Reported by Admin | 02 Jul, 2013

Originally developed on Apple’s iOS platform, iAuditor has been playing catch-up on Android. But catching up it is…and quickly. Version 1.0.3 has been released today on Google’s Playstore and as well as an interface redesign, it brings with it the following improvements: Template Editor for creating and editing inspection checklists Updated native navigation drawer Various bug fixes …

Google Glass is here. Can it save Workers’ Lives?

Reported by Admin | 23 May, 2013

Google’s development of a wearable, hands-free, computer/camera/communication device is a major technological advance. As innovators in the field of cutting-edge Safety Management Systems, we at SafetyCulture are asking the question… Can Google Glass Save Workers’ Lives? At the very least, can it help us manage worker safety more efficiently? We think the answer is yes. …

iAuditor for Android

Reported by Admin | 09 May, 2013

After more than a year as the highest rated Safety Audit App on Apple’s iOS platform, iAuditor is now available on Android. With over 3 million Audits having been conducted worldwide, iAuditor is now firmly established as a leading business compliance tool. iAuditor for Apple devices has been updated 22 times since it was released, …

New vaccine for Hendra virus

Reported by Haydee | 18 Dec, 2012

A new vaccine against Hendra virus has been developed. The vaccine will be an important line of defence against the virus and will minimise the risk of infection for vaccinated horses and for anyone looking after or working with them. The vaccine will be released under special conditions and only veterinarians who have completed an …

Generic Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

Reported by Luke | 11 Dec, 2012

Today, Kevin Jones, one of the workplace health and safety industry commentators and industry professionals made a post in regards to generic SWMS and the recent announcement of the SafetyCulture & SAI Global reseller partnership. I mostly agree with Kevin’s concerns in relation to the industry using SWMS as a way of getting past red …

Using Technology in Mines Improves Worker Safety

Reported by Admin | 11 Dec, 2012

An array of new technology is being increasingly used such as glasses that predict micro-sleeps, remotely operated underground vehicles, autonomous trucks, sensor networks, mobile apps and touch screen information kiosks to improve safety for workers in the Australian resources industry. With the mining industry tagged as the sixth most dangerous industry for workers in the …

Highway crash prompts safety improvements on Pacific Highway at Urunga

Reported by Haydee | 16 Oct, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A new point to point camera has been installed on the Pacific highway at Urunga. This aims to detect speeding trucks on the highway. Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser said they have facilitated safety improvements at Urunga after a fatal crash earlier this year. ABC News reported that a b-double was hit …

SafetyCulture a Finalist at the 2012 NSCA Awards

Reported by Admin | 05 Sep, 2012

We are proud to announce that SafetyCulture has been selected as a finalist at the National Safety Awards of Excellence 2012 for the development of the iAuditor Application in the “Best Solution of an OHS Workplace Risk”. We have been amazed at how well our iAuditor Application has been received by the users, the people …

AMA Pushes for CCTV to Improve Workplace Safety

Reported by Admin | 29 Aug, 2012

Hospitals are likening working with high risk patients to working in “war zones” according to the Herald Sun today, and as a result the AMA (Australian Medical Association) is calling for CCTV cameras to be installed to increase the safety of its members. The AMA (Australian Medical Association) says that there is increasing violence being …

JCB Launches Safer Skid Steer Loader

Reported by Admin | 29 Jul, 2012

A new skid steer loader was introduced to the Australian marketplace by JCB. It is has improved safety features over previous models with a single arm loader and side door entry. The national executive manager of JCB, Ken Butler, at the launch of the skid steer loader emphasized that JCB designed the new models with …

BlinkMobile powers mobile OHS retail store audits

Reported by Admin | 24 Jul, 2012

The Rebel Group revealed today a new mobile OHS audit software solution that has been constructed on the Blink Mobility Platform. The software will be used in the organisations 140 sports stores to ensure the safety of the 5,000 staff and reduce the amount of time that it takes to complete audits. The software allows …