KEEPING CURRENT

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Safety Under Stress

Stress is a part of living, the pressure of being a fallible being in a complex world is stressful, but is stress bad? In what ways are humans stressed and how does this affect the discerning of risk and safety? There are four kinds of stress and each affects humans...

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Dumb Down Safety, Wowserism in the 21st Century

Despite the backlash against ‘elf ‘n safety’ in both the UK and Australia (eg. Brown and Hanlon In The Interests of Safety; Tim Gill , No Fear  and Long, Risk Makes Sense  the Victorian regulator continues to show just why people hate safety. Safety has become the new...

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URGENT: PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE

This Notice concerns the DBI-SALA Lad-Saf™​ Flexible Cable Ladder Safety System, also known as a ‘Safety Climb System.’ Capital Safety has received a limited number of reports of 7×19 strand carrier cable slippage from the carrier clamp in the top bracket of these...

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“What Is an Inspection Checklist?”

Shawn Macpherson An inspection checklist, when used properly, is an assurance that a particular piece of equipment has been inspected. As each item on the checklist is ticked off, the person doing the inspection is verifying that each component of the equipment is in...

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When Does a Ladder Require a Cage?

By-  John Braun, CSP, CHST Ladders are something we take for granted; everybody has been on one at some point in their life and is comfortable with how to climb them. Even the ones mounted to the sides of our workplaces are familiar enough that we don’t give a second...

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