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Month: August 2018

Occupational Health & Safety

7 things you should know about reach truck training

First published in Forkliftaction.com News: Safety First column. Nick Welch is Senior Technical Development Executive for RTITB, the largest forklift training accrediting body in the UK and Ireland, recognised by the HSE, HSA and HSENI. Although specific training is required for reach truck operators, in some operations, the particular risks and challenges of reach trucks…

31 Aug 2018, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Skin Protection – What’s the Biggest Mistake You are Making?

Sun screen, hat, shade. We probably think we are being skin smart when we covered these three in the heat of summer. Well, that’s just part of story. Being skin smart is about understanding your environment and protecting yourself accordingly; and looking after your skin on a regular basis by visiting a skin specialist to…

31 Aug 2018, by Informa Insights

Business

Leadership & Communication

Lessons from an ICT strategy meeting veteran

When it comes to presenting in board and executive meetings, ISACA USA's Tim Mason admits he has made every mistake in the book. “Trust me when I say when I’ve graduated from the ‘school of hard knocks’”, says Tim, ahead of Oceania CACS 2018. The ICT strategy meeting veteran says he took years to find…

30 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

How technology is shaping modern policing

Prior to the September 11th terrorist attack in 2001, many small and rural law enforcement agencies in the USA – along with more than half of the national population - were not yet connected to the internet, mostly due to a perceived lack of necessity. Sadly, terrorist groups were ahead of the national tipping point…

29 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Clinical trial partnerships with Australia | a US pharmaceutical firm case study

Over the years, Australia has established itself as an attractive early phase clinical trial destination, within a competitive global marketplace. Its diverse and informed population, world-class research capabilities and robust regulatory framework make for a favourable environment, allowing research to be undertaken with minimal complications or protractions. However, given that the clinical trial landscape is…

29 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

How to Achieve Forklift Safety – An overview from the UK

First published in Forkliftaction.com News: Safety First column.  Stuart Taylor is Managing Director of Mentor FLT Training Limited, the UK’s leading provider of training and associated services for all types of materials handling equipment and workplace transport. Forklifts may appear innocuous, but their capacity to injure shouldn't be underestimated. Nor should their training requirements, as a leading household name recently…

23 Aug 2018, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Social Policy

Suicide and self harm in prisons – A New Zealand Corrections Health Services response

Research into the mental health and suicide rates of prisoners in New Zealand presents some challenging figures, suggesting that further interventions are needed to better support those affected. A report on the prevalence of mental health disorders amongst newly-received prisoners in 2016 found that 62 percent meet the diagnosis for either a mental health disorder…

22 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Cyber security issues for future intelligent transport systems

Just a few years ago the world was shaken by the WannaCry cyberattack which saw computers being hijacked and ransomed for bitcoin values in excess of $40,000. More than 200,000 victims across 150 countries were affected; and although a coding glitch allowed it to be intercepted after just a few days, the attack served as…

22 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Protecting our protectors: Ensuring police officer mental health, safety and wellbeing

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating mental health condition that results from witnessing or experiencing a single or series of traumatic events. Symptoms may include emotional flashbacks, dissociation, anxiety, hypervigilance, shame, depression, emotional numbness and in some cases psychosis. Until recently, there has been a lack of reliable or ‘ecologically valid’ (contextually relevant)…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The future of rail

The rise of urbanisation and ‘mega cities’ is demanding greater connectivity and efficiency in our transportation networks – and inviting a significant amount of innovation in the process. As a result, disruptive innovation is rife - occurring in all facets of the transport sector. In mass transit, recent examples can be seen in operating and…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Harmonising the rail industry’s digital future – the Smart Rail Initiative

The internet of things (IoT) – the concept of adding intelligence and direct communication between machines to improve their efficiency - is set to cause mass, cross-industry disruption. The number of IoT devices grew 31 percent year-on-year in 2017; and by 2020, the global market value is projected to be $7.1 trillion. But while the…

15 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Is Australia your next best destination for clinical trials?

Australia is home to some of the world’s leading scientists, physicians and healthcare providers. With world-class research capabilities and a thriving biotech sector, the number of clinical trials being conducted in Australia is reportedly growing at around five percent per year, outpacing the United States and the United Kingdom[1]. While Phase III studies have historically…

14 Aug 2018, by Francesca Brewer
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