Rebecca Nugent - Safety Geek

WHS Professional in Adelaide

Hi. I’m Beck and I am a Safety Geek. I am passionate about Safety and everything that is Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Compliance.

Safety is very important, but it doesn’t have to be hard.

I have worked in Safety and Compliance for almost 20 years. I started out as a Registered Nurse and have worked as an Occupational Health Nurse and many other roles within

  • Health
  • Safety
  • Injury Management
  • Quality Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Compliance
  • Improvement

I have experience from all kinds industries including

  • Defence
  • Agriculture
  • Stevedoring
  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy vehicle
  • Transport, logistics and warehousing
  • Call centre
  • Internet / telecommunications
  • Automotive
  • Steel
  • Contractor Management and labour hire

View my career and education history here

Let me help your business be safer!

Mindfulness in Work Health and Safety

In the context of work health and safety, mindfulness is the consciousawareness of factors that affect or may affect work health and safety. Mindfulness of work health and safety in the workplace is a report that looks at three aspects of organisational mindfulness with regard to work health and safety as measured by three sets […]


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Managing the risks of bushfire smoke

So many parts of Australia have been experiencing reduced outdoor air quality as a result of bushfire smoke recently. All workplaces must have measures in place to protect worker health and safety and manage the risks of working outdoors. Around a quarter of Australia’s workforce are employed in jobs that may require working outdoors for at […]


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Extreme heat

It is a week of extreme heat around the country. Employers have a duty of care to ensure they are not putting their workers’ health and safety at risk. Work Health and Safety legislation does not set temperatures at which a worker must stop work. There may be specific processes for heat detailed in workplace […]


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Christmas road safety

The summer holiday period is one of the busiest times of the year on the road. Each Christmas the NHVR publishes a range of tips for all motorists to share as a reminder to stay safe on the roads. They can be found here https://www.nhvr.gov.au/about-us/safety-campaigns/christmas-road-safety Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Assistant Minister for Road Safety Scott […]


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Staying safe at Christmas time

This time of year is always hectic and the temptation to rush and take shortcuts can lead to some serious incidents. Over the past decade 22% of all workplace fatalities have occurred in November and December, equating to 51 deaths in the workplace. One workplace death is far too many and the fact that that […]


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Investing in safety

Investing in a safer workplace contributes to a happy and productive workforce and reduces the possibility of disruption and extra cost to your business. According to Workplace health and safety, business productivity and sustainability, workplace illness, injury and death impose large costs on national economies. These costs accrue to individual workers who suffer, their families, […]


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Bushfire safety

Bushfires can affect everyone’s safety at work and at home. Being prepared is the key to staying safe during fire danger season. Here are some resources that can help with getting prepared and staying safe. There is a bushfire safety awareness workshop for people who work in high risk bushfire areas. the online awareness session […]


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Elevating work platforms audit report

Elevating work platforms (EWPs) are mobile items of plant designed to lift or lower people and equipment by a telescopic, hinged or articulated device, or combination of these, from a base support. EWP’s are often used to manage the risk of working at heights but they can also introduce new risks. PCBUs must provide workers […]


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Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2019

The latest national work health and safety statistics have been released. The Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2019 report is a high-level overview of national statistics on work-related fatalities, injuries and disease. Access the report on the Safe Work Australia website https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1911/key_whs_stats_australia_2019.pdf


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SAFE WORK MONTH – FOCUS ON MANUFACTURING

Working in the manufacturing industry can present many risks like body stressing, manual handling and musculoskeletal disorders slips trips and falls working with dangerous machinery and equipment The manufacturing industry has consistently been among the top few industries with the highest number of serious claims. Since 2006–07, it has had the third highest incidence rate […]


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