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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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    WA and Harmonised WHS Laws

    WA and Harmonised WHS Laws

    The Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill will be introduced into the current spring session of state parliament. This will be in the form of a Green Bill, which will be released for public comment until the end of this year. The Western Australian version of the model WHS […]

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    LOGOSS Delivers Savings to Gladstone Council

    LOGOSS Delivers Savings to Gladstone Council

    Gladstone Regional Council [GRC] has achieved stunning results by taking a proactive approach to safety with the help of LOGOSS software. In the first nine months since go live, the Council has a reported bottom line improvement of $250,000 from the strategic initiatives implemented in 2013 – 2014. It is estimated a further $200,000 has […]

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    Company Director Fined For WHS Breach

    Company Director Fined For WHS Breach

    An ACT company director has become the first officer of a corporation charged under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws and his company faces a maximum fine of $1.5 million.

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    Budgeting for Workplace Health and Safety

      Managing health and safety is an important part of good business management, yet often seen as a ‘cost’ to a business.  Although some initiatives require little or no capital expenditure, effective management of WHS does require money to be spent.  In this article Jo Kitney explains the importance of making good business decisions on […]

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    Construction Firms Fined for WHS Breach

    Construction Firms Fined for WHS Breach

    Construction company John Holland has been fined $360,000 over the death of a worker at the Perth City Link rail project. In December 2011, an employee on a John Holland site was hit and killed by an out-of-control hi-rail vehicle that had been built by John Holland Rail. The Federal Court found two John Holland […]

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    Smartphone Key to Worker Safety

    Smartphone Key to Worker Safety

    Experts at a recent international Safety Conference predicted the use of technology in WHS compliance will increase the next ten years. Panelists at the Alberta Health & Safety Conference in Edmonton, said the biggest trend for safety professionals is around data and analytics, and a worker’s most important tool is his smartphone. For example, employees […]

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    Singapore Tightens Up Safety in Construction Industry

    Singapore Tightens Up Safety in Construction Industry

    Officials in Singapore are making sure workplace safety is a priority in the construction industry. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recently took action against 79 companies following a special enforcement operation conducted this summer. The enforcement operation targeted the construction industry, with a focus on unsafe lifting practices and crane operations. A total of 80 […]

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    UN Announces Ebola Emergency Response

    The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has been declared by the UN Security Council a threat to international peace and security. UN’s secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced a new United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) would be deployed after 193 members of the General Assembly voted a resolution. This is the first time that […]

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