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    Exciting New Way to Boost Safety Induction Engagement

    Moving to online safety inductions for new staff and contractors is the fastest growing way for employers to meet their key WHS obligations. And the reasons are pretty clear. First off, it offers flexibility to staff and employers alike. Because they can attend classes and courses whenever and wherever there is a tablet, phone or […]

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    How Good is Your Reporting?

    How Good is Your Reporting?

    Better management reporting is the key to a business verifying WHS compliance. The ability to produce timely and accurate reports forms a foundation to the elements of the due diligence process. Yet many organisations do not invest in proper reporting systems. Instead relying on “ask and receive” reports built from disparate sources of data and […]

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    WHS Management Planning

    WHS Management Planning

    The beginning of the year is a good time to take stock for workplace health and safety and decide on a WHS plan for the coming year, as explained by our good friend Jo Kitney – Director of Kitney OHS.

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    Free Health Checks for Truck Drivers

    Free Health Checks for Truck Drivers

    Truck driver health checks are being offered as a joint initiative of Safe Work Australia, the National Transport Commission, preventionXpress and the Institute for Breathing and Sleeping. From 26 January – 10 February 2014 free health checks will be conducted for heavy vehicle drivers at various locations in New South Wales and Victoria. It is […]

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    Don’t Ignore Bullying in the Workplace

    Don’t Ignore Bullying in the Workplace

        From 1 January 2014, a worker, for example an employee, contractor, apprentice or volunteer who reasonably believes they have been bullied at work may apply to the Fair Work Commission for an order to stop the workplace bullying.

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    Mobile Phones And Your Health

    Mobile Phones And Your Health

    With the huge growth in use of mobile phones and smart devices around the world there is a concern for the long term impact on the health of users. In particular there has been unsubstantiated links made to various cancers being found in heavy phone users. However the latest update from the World Health Organisation […]

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    Remote Worker Code Starts January 2014

    Remote Worker Code Starts January 2014

    Under the model Work Health and Safety Legislation, employers with remote or isolated workers are required to have in place processes for effective communication with remote and isolated workers by January 2014. The Model Safework Australia Code of Practice Managing the Work Environment and Facilities provides guidance for the WHS Regulation Section 48 requirement for […]

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    “IT’S A POLICE MATTER, WHAT’S IT GOT TO DO WITH ME?”

    Our online friend Bernie Althofer has written this compelling and challenging article about dealing with bullying in the workplace. What would you do in this situation? You have just received the call that you never expected. One of your workers has committed suicide by jumping in front of a train.

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    Safety is Good for Profits

    Safety is Good for Profits

     It has long been the view at Safety Concepts that best practice in workplace safety is a driver of a host of behavioural and cultural improvements that in the end all contribute positively to the bottom line. And now new research supports that view, showing that companies that focus on worker wellness and safety significantly outperform the stock […]

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    Are Employers Buying Their Way Out of WHS Fines?

    Should an employer that is fined for non-compliance under the WHS laws be able to have the fine paid for by their insurer? Right now a legal loophole exists that allows insurers to pay fines handed down to businesses with unsafe workplaces. In South Australia this is an issue currently under scrutiny at a meeting of state Attorneys-General. The […]

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    WHS Manual

    WHS Manual

    The Work Health and Safety Manual is a key element of compliance under each state WHS laws. Any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) is required to demonstrate commitment to the health and safety of the workplace.

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    Working at Heights Standards Announced

    Working at Heights Standards Announced

    Working at heights continues to be a major contributor to work related injury and deaths in Australia. Safework Australia reports that 274 workers died following falls from a height in the decade from 2003 to 2012.

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    New Rules For Site Access in Queensland | WHS, Queensland, OHS

    Queensland is looking to clean up WHS worksite access rules and remove certain powers of health and safety representatives. On 13 February 2014 the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill implements findings from a review conducted by the Queensland Government on the national model Work […]

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    Early Intervention Pays Off for Return to Work

    Early intervention in workplace related injuries could save Australian businesses billions in lost productivity and health care costs.  To calculate the economic costs to Australian businesses of lost time injuries one needs to include sick leave, staff replacement, turnover, job dissatisfaction, lost productivity, increased conflict, training, poor morale and an increased likelihood of injury. Studies […]

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