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The curious culture of handwashing around the world

05-06-2017

Photo shows handwashing or bathing

In the western world, we take for granted access to soap and the hygiene education responsible for our daily handwashing regime. A combination of globalisation and healthcare are driving the interest in handwashing culture around the world, with encouragement to adopt the western approach, espec…

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The root of manufacturing safety concerns

11-11-2014

YPhoto shows a worker welding and not using visorour manufacturing plant has all the right safety equipment and training procedures in place. Why do you keep having accidents? The answer is simple: you have humans involved. Human error can negate even the most stringent safety measures. However, there are steps you can take to reduce this vast ar…

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Four Reasons, Eight Lessons - Reluctance to Report May Not Be Caused By Fear

12-04-2011

By Phil La Duke

Conventional wisdom holds that people won’t report near misses because they fear repercussions associated with admitting that they screwed up, but in most cases, conventional wisdom is wrong.

Near misses — incidents where no one was seriously injured but COULD have been — provide u…

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