Smartphone ownership in Australia has more than doubled in the last four years with over three quarters of the population now owning a device. And 57% of Australians consider their smartphone their number one device. As a result businesses are taking note. An Aberdeen survey of a sample of medium sized enterprises pointed to evidence […]
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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.
Grievances and disputes which cannot be resolved in the workplace come under the jurisdiction of judicial bodies and tribunals whose function is to conciliate and arbitrate such matters. This can be very costly, time consuming and have a negative impact on the organisation by affecting productivity and the moral of workers, which of course […]
Our friend Jamie Copeland from Western Australia shared this insight. As long as I can remember there has always been an underlying theme in response to safety presentations and safety information. At the age of 17, I started work at a large mine site in the north-west of Western Australia and I remember it vividly. […]
Marissa Deeble from WorkSafe’s Prevention Strategy Division focuses on the safety of workers who perform cleaning tasks. Have you ever thought about the safety of the workers who clean your workshop or office and why are they referred to as the invisible army? Often we focus on the workers who perform ‘high risk’ tasks such […]
New work health and safety laws commenced in the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory on 1st January 2012. Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania have deferred the implementation of these new laws for a further 12 months and South Australian parliament have voted to adjourn the debate on the WHS Bill until 14 […]
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland each year identifies problem areas to focus audit and compliance measures over the next 12 months. Here is a sneak peek at the 2011-2012 campaigns. For 2011-12, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland interventions will target industries and work practices where statistics show more needs to be done to protect workers. […]