I provide a quick summary of SafetyAtWorkBlog articles over the last month in this video update as well as mentioning a new OHS book that seems of interest and a mention of my involvement with the International Auditing Symposium.
Below is a quick video update of issues raised in the SafetyAtWorkBlog over the last week or so.
These updates and other media files will be transferred to the SafetyAtWorkBlog YouTube channel over the next few weeks so you may want to follow that channel. You can do this by clicking on the watermark in the video below.
February 2018 is an important month for the SafetyAtWorkBlog as it is the 10th anniversary of the blog’s operation and the 1st anniversary of our subscription service.
Firstly, I need to thank the over-100 subscribers who have shown their appreciation for an independent voice on workplace health and safety. I do not claim to be right but I do claim to be provocative and provide a fresh perspective on OHS. I have had particularly positive feedback on the recent series of articles on sexual harassment and OHS.
The funds from subscriptions have provided me with the opportunity to attend local and international OHS conferences in 2017 and to provide exclusive reports back to subscribers. It has also allowed me to commission some works from other OHS people outside of Australia – a unique report on the OHS of wildlife rangers will be appearing shortly.
For those several thousand followers who don’t subscribe, I hope you appreciate the occasional free-access articles, the statistics certainly indicate there are plenty of you out there. Some basic stats for the SafetyAtWorkBlog in its first year of subscriptions include
- 17,000 monthly visitor numbers (average),
- 28,749 reads per month (average)
- a subscriber base of 100 safety consultants, companies and regulators, and
- over 2,700 email and blog followers who are notified each time a new article is uploaded.
I hope that the subscribers will resubscribe this year and that they will encourage others to. Some will automatically have their subscriptions renew automatically, other subscriptions will expire (depending on the purchase process you chose) and require a manual purchase.
Regardless I think it is the best $200 you will spend on your OHS state of knowledge this year.
I need also to thank the tireless work of the people at Concatenate who designed the website from the ground up and continue to do so.
Best Regards and Thanks
Several past SafetyAtWorkBlog articles have been posted in SoundCloud as audio files. One article is a reading of two articles from last year about Queensland’s industrial manslaughter laws.
The other reminds us that sexual harassment and sexual assault did not appear in relation to Harvey Weinstein accusations. The Australian Human Rights Commission report into sexual assault on university campuses provides an additional context to sexual harassment and workplace health and safety.
Both articles are also available below:
Sexual Assault in Universities