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    Qld’s Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.

    Qld’s Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.

    Jo Kitney from Kitney OHS has this to say about the new government’s proposed changes to legislation On 7 May 2015, the Queensland Government introduced the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The objectives of the Bill are to deliver on the Palaszczuk Government’s election commitments as part of their Improving […]

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    23rd Safety Awards Launched

    23rd Safety Awards Launched

    The National Safety Council of Australia has launched the 2015 National Safety Awards.   This is the 23rd year for this long running independent awards program and organisers expect record nominations from a wide field. The awards recognise outstanding dedication to providing safe, productive and sustainable work places committed to everyone going home safe from work. […]

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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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    Change of Government = Changes on the Horizon

    Change of Government = Changes on the Horizon

    Jo Kitney from Kitney OHS has this to say about how the recent change of Government in Qld affects Work Health & Safety With the change of Qld Government in February, it’s fair to predict change ahead for WHS.  Chapter 4 of the  Qld Labor State Policy Platform 2014 tells us Labor’s intentions for IR and workers […]

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    23rd Safety Awards Launched

    23rd Safety Awards Launched

    The National Safety Council of Australia has launched the 2015 National Safety Awards.   This is the 23rd year for this long running independent awards program and organisers expect record nominations from a wide field. The awards recognise outstanding dedication to providing safe, productive and sustainable work places committed to everyone going home safe from work. […]

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    Meet The Experts – SafeAbility from the Hunter Region

    Meet The Experts – SafeAbility from the Hunter Region

    Businesses in the vibrant Hunter region of NSW are fortunate to have access to a dynamic work health and safety consultancy company called SafeAbility Caroline Burg started SafeAbility in 2013 to specialise in building capability within client organisations or businesses so their safety performance continues to improve over time and remains sustainable. They now have a […]

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    Does Your Safety Measure Up?

    Does Your Safety Measure Up?

    There are several reasons why it is important to measure health and safety performance. The primary reason is to gather information and data relating to the effectiveness of the strategies and procedures in place. Measuring health and safety provides information about how the system is working and forms the basis of continual improvement. If measurement […]

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