Five safety blogs to check out

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The workplace safety community is venturing online quickly – sharing news, views, videos, photos, tweets, and more from around the world.

Here are five blogs (from Melbourne, Arizona, Birmingham, London, and Massachusetts) that cover workplace health and safety issues in their jurisdictions and in general. Some evaluate regulatory changes (in great detail) and all are updated at least twice a week

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Here are the five blogs to check out:

Edited by Kevin Jones, this daily blog is based in Melbourne, Australia. Kevin is an OHS consultant and freelance writer who writes much of the content, along with guest contributors. He is @SafetyOZ on Twitter.

What’s new at HSE?
The Health and Safety Executive of Great Britain is “the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.”

“We are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces,” reads the blog’s About section. The HSE website has a large selection of resources in support of injury prevention.

Latest Construction Health and Safety News
Construction incidents are detailed in this blog updated several times per day by Philip Poynter in Birmingham, England. PP Construction Safety is an OHS information and consultancy service. He’s @PPConstruction on Twitter.

Workers Comp Insider
This blog covers workers’ compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools & technology and related topics. It’s written by Lynch Ryan, a consulting firm in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA.

The Safety Blog
Training tips, news, and how-to’s for different safety topic are presented in this blog created by Safety Services Company, based in Yuma, Arizona, USA.

Care to recommend any others?


7 thoughts on “Five safety blogs to check out

  1. Catherine Jones

    Great list, Susan. And here’s another one for you:, an international safety blog/community that’s been around for more than 5 years. We’ve got safety professional contributors and members from around the world who freely share their expertise, insight and tools. There are thousands of articles in the archives, covering everything from compliance to best practices. Care to contribute an article?

  2. ohs consulting

    This is a great list of blogs Susan. I always like to read workplace safety news from other regions, especially from North American countries. It’s so good to have a list of blogs which provides up-to-date information on a regular basis. Thank you so much.

    1. susan Post author

      Thanks! Please do let me know if you have any suggestions for more to include next time. I’ll do a follow-up soon.


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