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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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    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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    Important FIFO Risk Check

    The media has been reporting on an alarming number of suicides amongst Fly in and Fly Out (FIFO) workers. Particularly in Western Australian and Queensland, questions have been raised about the state of the Australian workforces’ mental health. This is a real threat to any organisation but workforces located in remote areas are particularly vulnerable. An […]

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    New Return to Work Bill for South Australia

    New Return to Work Bill for South Australia

    South Australia has introduced the new Return to Work Bill 2014 to Parliament on 6 August, commencing what will be the most significant reform to the State’s workers’ compensation system in over 25 years. The Return to Work Bill proposes the introduction of a new scheme to replace the current Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act […]

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    Online WHS Inductions for New Staff

    Online WHS Inductions for New Staff

    Inducting new staff the old way is a costly and time consuming process. Paperwork goes missing, staff can fall through the cracks, the level of understanding between workers can be inconsistent and the administration of on boarding large numbers of new staff is a headache. On top of this the whole induction process may take […]

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    Safety Of Machinery Standard Updated

    Safety Of Machinery Standard Updated

    Standards Australia has recently released a number of revised parts of the Australian Standard AS 4024.1 Series – Safety of Machinery. The changes are designed to align with global standards and strengthen workplace safety. The revisions have been individually issued at this stage with the entire standard due to be released as a 2014 version […]

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