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How to be your office health and safety advocate

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/22/17 5:41 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, HSE

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The impact of risk… continued

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/28/17 4:50 PM / by Jiaqi Sun posted in Corporate HSE, Risk in HSE, HSE in Business, HSE training, Corporate, Risk management, HSE, HSE best practice, Risk methodologies, risk assessment techniques, risk evaluation

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  • The peaks-over-threshold method (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, 2006)
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The top environmental, health, safety and sustainability conferences to attend this year

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/22/17 4:45 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE trends, HSE in Business, Leadership in HSE, HSE and Productivity, HSE, Conferences

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A third of the year’s already over, but there’s still a lot happening in health and safety this year, especially when it comes to key conferences you may want to consider attending. As we know, conferences can be overwhelming and leave you questioning if it was really worth it in the end. That said, a good conference can be a source of much-needed inspiration, provide unique networking opportunities and offer instant insights into your current challenges.

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How far would you go for a profit?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/11/17 4:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE, Ethical suppliers, CSR, Checklists

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In June last year we published an article on the importance of finding and working with responsible suppliers. That blog dealt with suppliers who are actively working towards processes with a low impact on the environment, whether it was ensuring low carbon emissions or ensuring hazardous materials are disposed of properly. We included a helpful checklist, which you can find here.


Ethical corporate responsibility doesn’t stop there

Last month, a Sky News investigation revealed how mining companies in the DRC are exploiting children as young as four years’ old to work in their mines. For less than 8p a day, these children are sent into hand-dug tunnels with no protective equipment and forced to mine for the cobalt needed in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones and electric cars. These same tunnels frequently collapse but the children are too scared not to venture into them as they are threatened with physical abuse if they don’t.   

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Financial year end: Spend your budget wisely

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/1/17 4:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC, HSE training, Budget, HSE, Financial year end

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For many companies, we’re fast approaching financial year end. This is the time to review what remains in our budgets and find ways to spend what remains in a way that is responsible and productive, while avoiding wasteful expenditure that can harm your bottom line.


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10 golden rules for workplace safety

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/18/17 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate, Workplace safety, HSE

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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. No matter what your job, use these 10 golden rules as you reduce your risks of injury and illness at work. 

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HSE quiz: See how you measured up…

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/12/17 10:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in Quiz, Global standards, HSE

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Yesterday we set a quick quiz to help you assess how you compare on a global HSE scale. Below are the answers to each question.

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Are you up to global HSE standards?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/11/17 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Quiz, Global standards, HSE

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Everyone needs a benchmark – how can you know whether what you’re doing is good enough, if you have nothing to compare it to?

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