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Posted by Avanta on 19-04-2017 11:30 ABOUT BEHAVIOURAL-BASED SAFETY (BBS)Today, we are becoming more aware of the importance of taking human factors into account in our management of occupational health and safety management in the workplace.  Usually, when an accident has occurred, human error (at-risk behaviour) is conveniently cited as a cause of the accident.When accidents are investigated, many of the systemic causal factors are human in their origins, for example, inadequate training for the workers, bad design of workpl ...Read More
Transition from — ISO 9001 2008 to ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management System
Posted by Aana on 18-10-2016 12:00 As everyone in the quality management system is aware, a new specification of the standard, ISO 9001:2015 was launched in 2015, replacing the previous version, ISO 9001:2008ISO 9001, manage quality of your business with a standard that’s recognized around the world by over million organisations.With the launch of the new standard, transition is mandatory within 3 years (before September, 2018) to drive continual improvements within your organisation and industry wide. ...Read More
5 Habits of Highly effective safety management
Posted by Aana on 22-08-2016 10:04 Have you ever wondered how this can be possible?Is it even possible to integrate safety and work without affecting our productivity? They say make safety a habit so that you don’t have to do anything different. When there are no stoppages due to accidents, the productivity improves on its own. Again Safe workplace is a collective effort and every hand in the workplace has to make a contribution towards it. If we browse through internet there are lot of safety practices implemented acro ...Read More
The What, Why, and How of Safety Training
Posted by Avanta on 07-10-2015 04:24 Investing in workplace training is money well spent. Employers with effective safety and health training programs benefit from fewer workplace injuries and claims, better employee morale, and lower insurance premiums. Check out the following seven steps recommended by OSHA for the development and implementation of an effective safety training program.        1. Determine What Safety Training is needed   Employers ...Read More
8 Myths of PPE Debunked
Posted by Avanta on 15-09-2015 04:30 When it comes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workplace (hard hats, goggles, work boots, etc.) there can be a lot of confusion.  How much PPE do I really need for a certain job?  What type of gloves should I use?  Do I really need to clean my PPE after I use it?The world of safety management can be confusing, so we're here to debunk 8 common misconceptions about personal protective equipment.MYTH #1: "If my staff doesn't want to wear PPE, I can't make them."TRUTH: If ...Read More
5 Signs that an Accident is heading Your way
Posted by Avanta on 16-07-2015 03:30 The key to every good working environment is a SAFE working environment, but how do you know your workplace is safe? What should you look out for to avoid or minimise accidents?We hope these 5 Signs will help! =) If your workplace has any of these, then the time is NOW to do something about it!  (image from: taringa.net)     1. Stray/Exposed wires Stray wires are one of the main causes of trips/falls. When in excess, it is also difficult to main ...Read More