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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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    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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    Best Practice WHS Reporting

    Best Practice WHS Reporting

    Safe Work Australia commends Aurora Energy, winner of the Work Health and Safety Reporting Award at this year’s Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) held earlier this month in Sydney, and urges all organisations to integrate work health and safety (WHS) performance into their annual report this year. For the sixth consecutive year, Aurora was recognised in […]

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    Key Safety Steps for Manufacturers

    The manufacturing industry in Australia remains one of the highest risk in terms of work place hazards. And safety is a major concern for every manufacturing company, even if it’s only for legal reasons.

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    Dangerous Goods Code

    Dangerous Goods Code

    The National Transport Commission (NTC) released the latest edition of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods this week.

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    ACT Announces New Asbestos Regulations

    ACT Announces New Asbestos Regulations

    The ACT has announced new laws mandating asbestos awareness training for workers where an employer reasonably believes that worker will work with asbestos or ACM while at work.  

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