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An emergency planning guide for facilities

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/10/18 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Risk in HSE, safety tips, HSE in Business, Emergencies in the Workplace, HSE training, Risk management, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Office safety, Ergonomics, Facilities management

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Many facilities managers (FM) prefer to maintain a behind-the-scenes role in the buildings they oversee. If people can’t see the work you do, you’re doing your job well, right? In an emergency, however, FMs must run point because they know the space better than anyone, and are able to marshal resources quickly and get people where they need to go.

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Conduct an effective ergonomic risk assessment in 5 steps

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/20/18 4:50 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Health and Safety, Office safety, Ergonomics, Facilities management

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Conducting an ergonomic assessment is the foundation upon which you will build your ergonomics process. Your ergonomics improvement efforts will never come to fruition without you effectively assessing roles and duties in your workplace for musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors.

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The best safety tips for confined space entry

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/25/17 6:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Health and Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Confined spaces

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We’ve finally come to the end of our series on driver safety. Today we kick off with a new series on confined space, and the safety rules and practices required to ensure you and your colleagues (or employees) are as risk free as possible. Let’s begin by taking a look at the best safety tips for confined space entry.

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How to behave (and not behave) in a hijacking situation

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/7/17 6:40 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Health and Safety, Driving safety, driver training, Driver safety

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In conjunction with our previous blog – Top 29 anti-hijacking tips for truck drivers – today we offer advice on what to do should you (or your drivers) find yourself in the unfortunate situation of an actual hijacking. What’s helpful is you can also apply these tips to your everyday life to ensure you and your family also stay safe.

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Causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/27/17 7:10 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in fatigue management, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, Driving safety, driver training

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Driver fatigue is a common danger for long-haul drivers. Driving while exhausted significantly increases the risk of a crash – it makes us less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs our ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises. In fact, it is believed to contribute to 30% of road crashes. That’s one out of every three road accidents.

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September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/6/17 5:30 PM / by Alison Grimes posted in Health and Safety, Workplace safety, Mesothelioma, Asbestos, Mesothelioma Awareness Month

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As you may or may not be aware, September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month, with the 26th marked as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. More than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos, and it is with this in mind that in the lead-up to the 26th, we’ll be publishing a few articles on asbestos and the detrimental and often devastating consequences of long-term exposure to it.

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#HurricaneHarvey: Here’s how to stay safe, no matter the weather

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/2/17 5:45 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Disaster Management, Health and Safety, flooding

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The most dangerous driving habit – and it’s no longer drinking

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/23/17 5:15 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Health and Safety, Workplace safety, Driving safety

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Is your workplace up to scratch?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/16/17 6:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Health and Safety, workplace, Workplace safety, HSE

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Your workplace needs to provide certain basic conditions to comply with fundamental health and safety legislation. Take a look at the image below to see if your workplace is up to scratch.

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Are you still compliant?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/12/17 5:25 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Health and Safety, Workplace safety

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Staying healthy and safe at work is important. But sometimes, we are so preoccupied with each area’s specific safety concerns that we forget safety begins simply, and becomes more detailed as you become more focused. You need to build a solid safety foundation from which you can build your whole health and safety programme. In this way, it is much easier to assess on a regular basis whether you are still compliant.

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