The Cost of Safety

Occupational health and safety is concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The enjoyment of these standards at the highest levels is a basic human right that should be accessible by every worker. We expect it to already be available but too often things go wrong. Regardless of the nature of their work, workers should be able to…

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The Effect of Social Upheaval

William Gibson’s famous aphorism may hold true: “The future is already here; it is just not evenly distributed.” Certainly, some of these concerns can seem academic or blinkered from the context of a developing country looking to develop key industries and provide employment for its people. At the other extreme, we can already see post-industrial pockets in different advanced economies, from Detroit to Japan. A recent…

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Meaning of ISO 45001

ISO 45001 is an international standard that is used predominantly by big businesses. They are not applicable in Australia until they are adopted here. The first step in this process is when they are published as joint Australian/New Zealand Standard. This has now happened. Soon the government will move to legislate to refer to it in the WHS Act. It will replace the the now outdated Australian Standard…

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Recent changes to Data and Privacy Laws in Australia and the EU

With rapid changes to online activity and the proliferation of Software as a Service (SAAS) businesses need to become familiar with and comply with rapidly changing legal requirements of most countries. The below is a summary of recent changes to consider if you access or store personal information of others, whether you are a NFP or a Company. New Data and Privacy Laws Australia This summary…

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The Safety Dilemma for NFPs

This is the first in a series of articles by RAISE-DM to help smaller organisations understand their WHS obligations in 2018. For further information please contact Amanda Karpeles on Linkedin or email admin@RaiseDM.com.au How NFPs can ensure staff are safe when working away, entering client homes, or travelling at irregular hours Australian charities and other not-for-profits have a strong history of helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Their…

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RAISE Shortlisted for a WIT Award 2017

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Amanda Karpeles, the CEO of RAISE, was recently nominated and shortlisted for a Women in Technology (WIT) Award, the Sue Wickenden Entrepreneurial Startup Award. The prestigious WiT annual awards, in their 20th year, are about celebrating women who are leaders and experts in their fields, succeeding in traditionally male dominated technology and life science industries. “I am blown away by the tales, talent and tenacity of…

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