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The 9 biggest misconceptions about HSE

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/27/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC

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If you say something often enough, whether or not there is any truth in that statement, it somehow becomes fact. There is also always the risk of repeating something that may have once been true, but as a result of developments and research no longer actually applies. The best thing to do is investigate anything you aren’t sure of, accessing reputable sources for confirmation. Be sure to stay in touch with (or belong to) industry organisations that will help you stay current with goings on in your sector.

In the meantime, to help you separate truth from fiction, here are nine of the most common misconceptions about workplace health and safety.

 

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How much can you expect to earn with your SAMTRAC qualification?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/10/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC

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There is no doubt that health and safety professionals are committed to their work, and their industry. But – to be frank – passion alone doesn’t pay the bills. When planning your career, it’s helpful to know where your qualifications will take you, and the qualifications you’ll need to acquire when you want to go further.

With this in mind, here are 14 of the most common jobs in the occupational health and safety industry, and what you can hope to earn by performing each of them. Remember, as always, this is not a finite list, but should give you a solid foundation off which to work when plotting your job prospects. What is interesting to note is the gender disparity in some of the roles – now may be your chance to change that!

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Where can you work with SAMTRAC training?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/6/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC

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You wanted to know: Answers from a SAMTRAC expert

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/30/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC

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Imagine being able to carry your very own occupational health and safety expert around with you. Any time you felt a little unsure of the next step to take, or whether you were covering all your legal obligations, you could call on them for help. It could be anything – from the simplest (when will I need to do SAMTRAC Construction if I don’t work in the construction industry?), to the more complex issues (how do I assess whether our organisation is socially accountable?).

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How to answer the hard HSE questions

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/23/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC

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Point of fact – there are only hard HSE questions if you don’t have an answer for them. And this is not advisable when your actions (or inactions) can lead to injury or loss of life. Have a look at the following sample list of ‘hard’ HSE questions. If your answers resemble the solutions we have provided, then every HSE question will more than likely have an easy answer. Simple.

 

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FIVE HSE training ‘buts’ busted!

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/20/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC

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HSE training is necessary. It is vitally important in the management and prevention of workplace risk. BUT – and you’re going to hear that word quite a bit throughout this blog – finding the right training for your company’s particular set of needs can seem daunting, exhausting and time consuming. BUT, with the SAMTRAC flagship training course in occupational safety management, we’ll bust five of the misconceptions attached to training in HSE.

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Preparing for Risk with SAMTRAC

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/2/16 12:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC, Risk in HSE

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When it comes to health and safety training and you’re spoilt for choice, what’s the best decision?

If you’re the person responsible for the financial decisions for your company, you know that any choice you make has to be considered, thorough and the optimal selection you can hope for your entire organisation. Nothing is done on a whim, or for ‘sentimental’ reasons, such as wanting to help out a friend.

 Your choice of health and safety (HSE) training, therefore, will be determined by efficacy, cost-efficiency and a reputable rate of success.

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24 Steps to Completing a Global Online HSE Course

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/27/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC, e-learning

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Congratulations! You have done your research, looked at your options, and you are ready to start your SAMTRAC training! You might be feeling daunted, but do not worry – we have created this handy step-by-step guide to guarantee you complete the course – and complete it with ease. If it is one of your employees completing the course, hand this to them and help guide them through the process.

 

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What happens when a global brand meets the first truly global HSE training course?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/17/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC

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Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is a worldwide corporation, organised into three geographic divisions (San Francisco, Belgium and Singapore). The company realised that it needed to identify ways to increase its capacity to continually deal with HSE issues in all its operations around the world.

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Report on Global Trends in E-learning - Part Two

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/28/15 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in SAMTRAC, e-learning, HSE trends

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Part one of our report on global trends in e-learning looked at how learning platforms are changing. Part two is looking at how e-learning can be incorporated into health and safety training in the workplace.

E-learning in HSE

The future of e-learning looks bright for health, safety and environmental (HSE) training. Here are some statistics cited by eLearning Industry :

  • Companies who utilise e-learning tools and strategies have the potential to boost productivity by up to 50%; and for every $1 the company spends it is estimated it can receive $30 worth of productivity in return.
  • E-learning has the ability to increase information retention rates by up to 60%. This means that not only is e-learning more cost-efficient, but more cost-effective as well (in terms of how much knowledge is acquired during the learning process).
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