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The Virtual WHS Solution in Your Pocket

The Virtual WHS Solution in Your Pocket

Wouldn’t it be great if we could use the proliferation of mobile devices our workers carry around with them to replace all the different forms, checklists and templates that make up a typical Safety Management and Compliance System? What if staff could use the smart phone in their pocket to access up to date incident […]

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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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