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Calculating the Costs of Poor WHS Management

Calculating the Costs of Poor WHS Management

Costs of Poor WHS Management There are health and safety learnings from overseas and the recent report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) on the costs of accidents, death and ill health at work is an excellent example of this. This high quality report demonstrates that costs can be significant […]

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WHS Manual

WHS Manual

The Work Health and Safety Manual is a key element of compliance under each state WHS laws. Any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) is required to demonstrate commitment to the health and safety of the workplace.

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Tech-Savy WHS Managers Have More Time

Tech-Savy WHS Managers Have More Time

How would you like more time in your day to do things like planning and strategy? If you are like most professionals responsible for compliance with changing WHS laws the days are never long enough. Forms, paperwork, procedures, meetings, emails, follow ups and reporting all form part of the typical organisation’s WHS workflow and huge […]

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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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WHS and What to Look Out For

WHS and What to Look Out For

Under new work health and safety legislation, business owners need to demonstrate they have processes in place to maintain a safe workplace. Since 2012 all states and territories except Victoria and Western Australia have agreed to cooperate on adopting new harmonised WHS laws. The result is an increased responsibility placed on the business to know what workers […]

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Slips Trips and Falls by Tim at YScribe

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DuPont and WHS

DuPont and WHS

DuPont is a poster child internationally for its focus on workplace safety. The Delaware headquartered company has operations around the world marketing a vast array of products and services. It is so passionate about safety that it has built a world best practice safety services capability. Now DuPont safety experts consult to companies around the […]

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Remote Workers at Risk – New Survey

Remote Workers at Risk – New Survey

A recent survey shows many businesses that allow employees to work from home or remote working are not complying with WHS legislation. The Sage Australia Business Index 2013 surveyed 400 employers and found 50% allowed employees to work remotely. Of those, 88% had in place some HR policies around work practices; however an alarming 60% […]

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New Standard for Electicity Network Safety Systems

New Standard for Electicity Network Safety Systems

Standards Australia has announced the publication of a new Australian Standard for electricity network safety management systems.

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Melbourne Construction Blitz In May

A safety blitz is being launched this month into the housing construction industry in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Businesses have been warned to make sure their sites and work practices are up to scratch by Worksafe. WorkSafe inspectors will visit the various suburbs in Melbourne as part of Operation SafeSite, a 12-month blitz on health and safety compliance […]

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