04
Jun 14

The 4 biggest takeaways from the Safety Psychology in Practice conference

On the 25th and 26th of May we ran the Safety Psychology in Practice conference. As you can imagine it was an extremely thought provoking and interesting couple of days. We had a wide range of delegates attend from all walks of life. Just over one fifth of our delegates hailed from New Zealand and … Continue reading The 4 biggest takeaways from the Safety Psychology in Practice conference

28
Apr 14

Are you effectively managing mental Health, psychological risk and well-being?

Research has found that there are inherent cultural barriers in the risk and safety industry that stifle the understanding of mental health. As a result many health and safety managers overlook the psychological and cultural components of risk that are contributing to serious accidents in the workplace. Responding to mental health risks is difficult as … Continue reading Are you effectively managing mental Health, psychological risk and well-being?

31
Mar 14

How to manage workplace stress?

Safe Work Australia’s latest monthly report shows that more than 150 workers working in the construction sectors were seriously injured or killed in NSW in the last two years. WorkCover NSW has launched a new collaborative project aimed at reducing the high death and workers’ compensation rates in the construction industry. Many of these accidents were caused … Continue reading How to manage workplace stress?

21
Mar 14

Top Tips for creating a Safety Culture

As trends in health and safety management seem to be shifting from approaches with a control, blame and compliant focus: now comes the era of a proactive, committed and positive approach to safety through strategies to develop a positive “safety culture”. Creating a safety culture can seem like a daunting task at all levels of … Continue reading Top Tips for creating a Safety Culture

04
Mar 14

7 key tips to creating a psychologically safe & mentally healthy workplace

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The most recent Key Work Health and Safety Statistics done by Safe Work Australia showed that Australia is falling behind a number of countries in terms of work place fatality rates. This got me thinking! Might it be of the different industry structures across these countries? How many coal mines do other countries actually have … Continue reading 7 key tips to creating a psychologically safe & mentally healthy workplace

11
Feb 14

5 minutes on Safety Psychology in the building sector

Implementing a responsible and effective ‘safety culture’ within the workplace can prove to be a challenge, especially in the modern workforce and the continuing alterations of OH&S regulations and procedures. With Criterion Conferences Safety Psychology in Practice conference coming up in  May, I took a bit of time out to talk to Gary Johnson who … Continue reading 5 minutes on Safety Psychology in the building sector

09
Dec 13

How do you manage challenging clients?

Delivering services to Australia’s most disadvantaged or vulnerable clients can be dangerous. Proactively managing clients with challenging behaviours ensures clients reach their full potential and staff remain safe. Vanessa Parletta is the Chief Operating Officer of the ORS Group. Other than being a great help in the program development for our Stronger Employment Services series, she … Continue reading How do you manage challenging clients?