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Six Tips For Workplace Health And Safety - What Are Your Business Obligations?


Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), often referred to as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) involves the assessment and migration of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your workplace.

This may include the health and safety of your customers, employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers. As a business owner there are legal requirements that you must comply with to ensure your workplace meets WHS obligations.

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps, OH&S, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, WHS

5 Important Lessons to Learn from Listeria Recalls in Food Processing


It takes just a couple of minutes on Google to find case studies of very costly food recalls caused by Listeria. Most notably this topic is rife in the USA, and actually the stone fruit recall in 2014 (peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots) was first detected when it was found on some fruit shipped to Australia.

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Tags: warehouse managers, warehouse mishaps, fresh produce, contaminated produce, food poisoning, listeria, contamination, warehouse hygiene, stone fruit, food recall, contamination prevention, cantaloupe listeria, listeria monocytogene, preventing listeria on produce, food processing

Have You Adjusted Your Warehouse to The New Normal?


At some distributorships, lower warehouse staffing continues to result in mistakes that are costly to correct and anger customers; or worse, result in loss of sales or customers. But few distributors want to spend much money to prevent the mistakes. Nor does a lot of money need to be spent to adjust for the new normal. Today, inventory levels have crept up, but warehouse staffing levels remain historically low. 

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps, receivables, warehouse normal, the new normal

Five Very Expensive Warehouse Mishaps and How They Can Be Avoided


Throughout history, humans have always been prone to accidents but the greatest cost of accidents is injury and death. Human life is beyond monetary value. But property losses can also be devastating and crippling to a business. Warehouse fatalities and severe or permanment injuries have a serious impact and yet somewhat preventable with careful planning and an ongoing commitment to safety.

Even a series of relatively minor incidents can lead to lost productivity, higher insurance bills and possible fines.

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps

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