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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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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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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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Checklist: Is your disability access up to scratch?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/19/17 5:40 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice

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The 10 advantages of a safety audit

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/15/17 6:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Audit

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 Whether your business is large or small, your health and safety needs can change over time and it is important that you carry out audits on a regular basis. Through systematically assessing your onsite procedures and processes, this will ensure the continued welfare, and health and safety of employees within your organisation. An audit will find specific areas in which you need to make improvements need to be made for the benefit of your business and its employees, and you’re your company comply with legal duties, and promote wellbeing. Today we look at the ten main advantages of conducting regular safety audits.

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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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Why your hard hat won’t save you: The benefits of a hierarchy of controls

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/25/17 4:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Health and Safety, Workplace safety, Hierachy of Controls

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Or at least, your hard hat alone won’t save you. Today we’d like to take the opportunity to discuss the benefits of a ‘hierarchy of controls’, and how it can be used to create safe systems of work in your workplace. Traditionally, a hierarchy of controls has been used as a means of determining how to implement feasible and effective control solutions. This can be done in a few steps.

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