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    Victoria Records Worker Deaths in 2014

    Victorian workplaces claimed the lives of two workers for every month in 2014. A total of 23 people died in Victorian workplaces last year, according to provisional figures released by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA). Seven of those deaths occurred in the final two months of the year. VWA Executive Director of Health and Safety Len […]

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    Check you’ve thought of everything for your Work Christmas Party

    Check you’ve thought of everything for your Work Christmas Party

      This is an article written by our friends at the Skills Shack.

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    YOUR SAFETY OBLIGATIONS AT THE XMAS PARTY

    YOUR SAFETY OBLIGATIONS AT THE XMAS PARTY

    We first published this article in 2012.  We thought we would re-post as a timely reminder to be mindful of safety when celebrating the festive season! Christmas is here and it’s a time for celebration.  But what are your work safety obligations? For most of us Christmas involves a party or function of some kind […]

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    Safety Concepts Awarded City Council Safety System Contract

    Safety Concepts Awarded City Council Safety System Contract

    Safety Concepts have been awarded the contract to supply a complete safety management software solution to Isaac Regional Council. Working closely with local government organisations Safety Concepts has developed an application specific solution based on the IMS Software used for many years by state government in Queensland. The solution is called LOGOSS (Local Government Safety System) […]

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    What WHS Professionals Can Learn From TV Sitcom The Office

    What WHS Professionals Can Learn From TV Sitcom The Office

    Office Safety… boring? Not if you’re Michael Scott, fictional boss of NBC’s “The Office” (2005 – 2013). The Office, known for its cringe-worthy, realistic deadpan humor, became one of TV’s best comedies and was nominated for 42 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning five. The series focuses on the day-to-day operation of Dunder Mifflin, a regional paper […]

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    Margaret Jolly Talks About Leadership and Safety

    Margaret Jolly Talks About Leadership and Safety

    When you ask anyone what great leadership is, they usually describe a person, rather than a set of character traits. Great leadership is one of those things that is easy to see, but so hard to encapsulate in words.  In this article Margaret Jolly explains the characteristics of good leadership.

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    Women in Safety Leadership Summit 2015

    Women in Safety Leadership Summit 2015

      The premier professional development, leadership and networking event for established, emerging and aspiring female leaders in safety.   Women continue to be significantly under-represented in safety roles across a vast range of safety focused organisations.  Those organisations operating in industries such as energy, oil and gas, mining, utilities, transport, construction, infrastructure, manufacturing and engineering are […]

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    Elbola Risk in the Workplace

    Elbola Risk in the Workplace

    Have you already started thinking about what to do about the threat of an Ebola outbreak in the workplace? While the risks of an outbreak in Australia are very low it is a smart move to be prepared.

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    The Virtual WHS Solution in Your Pocket

    The Virtual WHS Solution in Your Pocket

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could use the proliferation of mobile devices our workers carry around with them to replace all the different forms, checklists and templates that make up a typical Safety Management and Compliance System? What if staff could use the smart phone in their pocket to access up to date incident […]

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    Local Buy Queensland Appoints Safety Concepts

    Local Buy Queensland Appoints Safety Concepts

    Safety Concepts has recently been appointed to Local Buy’s Council Business Systems contract in Queensland. Local Buy is legislatively entitled to establish Local Government Association arrangements on behalf of Queensland’s local government authorities. The Local Buy system was established by the Local Government Association of Queensland and provides cost effective and efficient procurement services. Local […]

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    Safety Management System Essentials

    A Safety Management System is part of the overall management system that an organisation uses to control and govern key activities. It contains policies, procedures, processes and resources for maintaining WHS compliance and managing WHS risks. Having a well designed Safety Management System in place assists organisations to meet their obligations under the WHS Act. […]

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    Bring Your Own Mobile WHS Systems

    Bring Your Own Mobile WHS Systems

      Smartphone ownership in Australia has more than doubled in the last four years with over three quarters of the population now owning a device. And 57% of Australians consider their smartphone their number one device. As a result businesses are taking note. An Aberdeen survey of a sample of medium sized enterprises pointed to evidence […]

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    Return to Work Warning

    Return to Work Warning

    WorkSafe has issued a reminder to pay particular attention to safety when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that people returning to work after the festive break needed to be especially mindful of workplace risks. “Nine Western Australians have lost their lives in work-related incidents so far […]

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    Using Smartphones for WHS Compliance

    Using Smartphones for WHS Compliance

      Smartphone ownership in Australia is sitting at 81% with predictions that we are looking at a saturation point of around 90% of people having them by 2017. About 84% of users take their smartphone wherever they go and 71% never turn them off. The same owners have embraced a strong uptake in the use […]

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