About a hundred years ago when I was a young soldier in the New Zealand Defence Force a Clint Eastwood movie (Heartbreak ridge) had this catch-phrase. I can't remember how many times since, I have lived by this phrase ... "Adapt, Improvise, Overcome". Right now Covid-19 has taken our world and thrown it all over the place, for some people this is extremely hard to deal with, others will take the challenge a make new realities, they will adapt, improvise and overcome. One of t
Let us help you by helping us. We are offering 1 FREE in-practice Infection Control training to a practice in the Waikato or BOP. Each Facebook 'Like & Share' will get a free entry to be drawn March 2020. Get the whole team on board to increase your chances!! #Practicesafe #Valentinesspecial #sharingthelove #infectioncontrol #healthsafety
Incidents, Accidents or Near-misses A recent incident at a dental practice where an employee received an electric shock caused when a bottle of saline solution had been placed on it’s side next to a curing light charging unit, and was leaking due to a faulty seal. "Luckily no one was severely injured, however the incident serves as a great reminder to everyone to how things can go wrong from little mistakes or oversights" Electricity and water are a dangerous combination beca
As I ride the roller coaster into the end of the first year as a new start-up I just wanted to say Thank You!
To the customers who have allowed us to help them - you are rock starts who care about your workers.
To the support crew of family, friends and other business owners who have given us advice, criticism, encouragement and a bloody good kick in the pants when it's been needed.
To the most amazing Administrator, friend and confidant, who keeps me focused when my thoughts
Safety shout-out to all the tradies out there, make sure all tools and equipment are secured, no exceptions. I remember in the early days of seat-belts becoming mandatory there was a ad that used to go something like... "What happens to a warm fat bumble bee when it hits your windscreen 50km an hour.. " This incident reminded me of that and the question then becomes... What happens to your head when it's hit with a drill at 50km an hour? Remember as a tradie this is your work
Karen's monthly update Kia ora everyone, We are heading into the last weeks before Christmas now and some time off to spend with family, friends and our two mischief dogs. Not everyone as a great time over Christmas however, so spare a thought for those in the community that are less fortunate and would appreciate a helping hand. This is a great time of year to make a difference in someones life, a little or a lot it's up to you. Here are a few options to get you thinking...
The surest methods of preventing noise-induce hearing loss is to eliminate, or to reduce noise at the source. However, in certain situations, these measures are not possible. In such workplaces, workers may need to wear hearing protectors to reduce the amount of noise reaching the ears. People should wear hearing protection if the noise or sound level at the workplace exceeds 85 decibels, reducing the noise exposure level and the risk of hearing loss. If hearing protection is
DENTAL|| HEALTH +SAFETY & WELLBEING. One of the most important components of being a great clinician is You. After 30yrs of working as a dental hygienist, I have seen and felt the effects this career can have on the body. There is plenty of literature out there that will confirm the high stats for musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive stress injuries, pain and discomfort within the dental profession. As a health and safety advisor it is my job now to help eliminate or minimiz