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How hazardous chemicals and toxins are ingested

Posted by NOSA on Nov 27, 2017 11:12:43 AM

In part three of our four-part blog series, we take a look at how hazardous substances are ingested through the body. It sounds pretty simple – we swallow them right? It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Let’s have a look.

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Topics: Hazardous chemical substances, Environmental hazards, HSE best practice, work safety, HSE

The best social media platform for safety training

Posted by NOSA on Sep 18, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Granted, this could be a matter of opinion but it’s a reality that showing (in other words, demonstrating), is usually the most effective way to teach others ‘best practice’. We’re talking about videos.

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Topics: HSE and social media, social media, work safety, HSE, HSE best practice

How to use social media to promote HSE

Posted by NOSA on Sep 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM


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Topics: HSE and social media, work safety, social media, HSE best practice

Evaluating your HSE training’s effectiveness

Posted by NOSA on Jul 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Almost there, and this is the last active step you’ll take when it comes to rolling out your health and safety training. Today we’re talking evaluation. And why is it so important?

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Topics: HSE, HSE training, training, work safety, Safety training

Implement your HSE training in 7 steps

Posted by NOSA on Jul 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM


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Topics: Safety training, work safety, HSE training, training, training programme

How to develop your HSE training materials

Posted by NOSA on Jun 29, 2017 11:45:00 AM

We’re now halfway through unpacking the process of rolling out your workplace safety training, and it’s time to move on to how to develop your training materials.

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Topics: HSE training, Safety training, work safety, Occupational Health and Safety

Integrated Risk Management Software

Posted by NOSA on Jun 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Risk management is usually the responsibility of risk managers/professionals in separate business units working with different risk management systems. This contributes to a lack of risk information sharing and a lack of understanding of the organisation’s key risks, which prevents optimum results from being achieved. Although business units may function in isolation, risks certainly do not.

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Topics: Risk management, Incident Investigation, HSE, software, SHE, work safety, integrated, Reporting

How to apply adult learning principles in workplace safety training

Posted by NOSA on Jun 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 We’ve covered how to implement a training-needs analysis. In the second of our blogs on rolling out HSE training in the workplace, we focus on the adult learning principles you’ll need to adopt for the training to be effective. The workers you want to train are adults, and adults share certain characteristics that make training more effective for them (or less effective if you ignore the characteristics). If your training recognises and respects these adult learning principles, it is likely to be more effective. If your training disregards these principles, you’re wasting training money.

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Topics: HSE training, Safety training, work safety, adult learning, training programme

9 crazy – but TRUE – safety facts

Posted by NOSA on May 25, 2017 12:05:00 PM
We should always, always take safety seriously, but safety information can be both informative and entertaining. Now that we’ve got your attention, take a look at these nine safety facts that seem crazy, but are in fact 100% true.


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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, Safety, work safety

How often should I retrain my staff to remain legally compliant?

Posted by NOSA on Mar 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Your workplace is ticking along, everyone has undergone the required health and safety training at some point, and it appears that everyone understands how to prevent and minimise risk. So there’s nothing more for you to do – right? Well, no actually.

As any mechanic worth his salt will tell you, maintenance is an ongoing, essential requirement to ensure things keep running smoothly. In fact, just because certain training may not be legally required, it doesn’t mean your company doesn’t need it. So here’s what to consider when it comes to retraining your employees.

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Topics: Budget, CEO, HSE, work safety, training

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