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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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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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Reducing Noise Risk in the Workplace

Reducing Noise Risk in the Workplace

We get asked all the time about workplace noise and what can be done to reduce the risk of long term loss of hearing. Construction sites and manufacturing centres in particular can be very noisy places and it’s important that employers and staff take necessary precautions to ensure they do not risk damaging their hearing […]

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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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Is Resilience the Answer To Workplace Stress?

Is resilience a new buzzword for employers who think the only reason staff are stressed at work is that they’re just not tough enough? An article published as part of National Stress Awareness Day in the United Kingdom recently highlighted the issues surrounding workplace stress and how lately there has been an implication that it’s […]

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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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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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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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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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