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Why Establishing A Safety Policy in the Workplace is Needed

workplace safety policyAs an employer, the safety and well-being of your workforce is part of your ethical responsibility. That alone should be enough reason for you to establish a workplace safety policy. If you look at it from the business side of things, there are the financial repercussions of workplace accidents brought about by lack of a solid workplace safety policy. Workplace accidents that lead to injury or death makes you liable for stiff fines, not to mention that your business could be shut down. Therefore, establishing a workplace safety policy is in your interest as much as your employees’, and that’s why you have to do it as soon as you can.

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Mindfulness As Substance Abuse Treatment

mindfulness as substance abuse treatmentThe concept of mindfulness has been around for a long time, and has been used for therapeutic purposes in a number of fields. Now, experts are throwing around the idea that mindfulness, which involves cultivating moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings, could also be used to help stop substance abuse, according to an article by Emily Nauman for the Greater Good.

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Why is there a Need for New Work Safety Laws?

new work safety lawsIn all fairness, many employers are actually doing their best to comply with work health and safety regimes. The problem, however, lies in the fact that they have to comply with up to eight different work health and safety regulations, especially when they have operations in various jurisdictions across Australia.

In the face of all the red tape and complications of this existing system, there is a need for new, streamlined and national work safety laws, and that is exactly what a bill filed before Parliament aims to do once it becomes a law.

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