Fall protection · Health and Safety Regulations · Walking-working surfaces

Final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements – what does this mean in practice?

OSHA general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards, become effective next week. The final rule includes revised and new provisions addressing, for example, fixed ladders; rope descent systems; fall protection systems and criteria (including personal fall… Continue reading Final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements – what does this mean in practice?

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Health and Safety Law · Health and Safety Regulations · Health and Wellbeing · Occupational Health · Occupational Health & Safety · Wellbeing · Workplace environment

OHS – A Year in Review, 2016

Legal compliance and good planning are the cornerstones of any good Occupational Health and Safety policy, so it’s a good time of year for those involved in the Health and Safety arena, to reflect on the past year and any significant changes therein. With society and the legal landscape changing on a frequent basis, (and… Continue reading OHS – A Year in Review, 2016

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NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety · NEBOSH International Diploma · NEBOSH National Diploma · revision · Uncategorized

NEBOSH Diploma Study Guide

As the age old saying goes…’proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance ‘ – try saying that five times! So, we’ve come up with a few tips which will help you plan your NEBOSH Diploma study and make the most of your course. Set Your Targets Grab yourself a diary or calendar and make a note… Continue reading NEBOSH Diploma Study Guide

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Occupational Health · Wellbeing · Winter Conditions · Workplace environment

Wellbeing: the Astutis guide to health and wellbeing this Christmas

As we’ve been putting the ‘health’ back into health and safety in the Astutis offices in recent months, we thought we’d take a look at wellbeing in the run up to Christmas 2016 and offer a few tips to make ‘light-work’ of this festive season… With families to entertain, gifts to buy, the ‘big food… Continue reading Wellbeing: the Astutis guide to health and wellbeing this Christmas

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Behaviour based safety (BBS) · Due diligence · Occupational Health & Safety · Workplace environment

Components of an Effective OHS Accountability System: part 2

Accountability needs to permeate all levels within an organisation… If tasks are clearly defined and a valid ‘performance, measure and reward’ system is established, accountability systems set the backdrop for good health and safety performance to ensue. Click the title to read on…

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Behaviour based safety (BBS) · Due diligence · Human Factors

Developing a Successful Accountability Structure in OHS: part 1

Together with management commitment, accountability ranks as a critical component of any modern organisation’s safety management system. Click on the title to read more…

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blended learning · distance learning · e-learning · NEBOSH Qualifications · revision

Do Online Discussion Forums Help Your Learning?

Online discussion forums give everyone the chance to participate and many people feel more confident with the relative anonymity; it is a ‘safe’ place to try things out, initiate discussion and gain feedback. Click on the title to read more…

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