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Category: Practical Tips

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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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Online WHS Inductions for New Staff

Online WHS Inductions for New Staff

Inducting new staff the old way is a costly and time consuming process. Paperwork goes missing, staff can fall through the cracks, the level of understanding between workers can be inconsistent and the administration of on boarding large numbers of new staff is a headache. On top of this the whole induction process may take […]

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Case Study – LOGOSS and Gladstone Council

Case Study – LOGOSS and Gladstone Council

Need proof that WHS safety compliance can impact the bottom line? Safety Concepts helped one government authority introduce a Safety Management System which then delivered multiple paybacks within the first year. Gladstone Regional Council [GRC] has achieved stunning results by taking a proactive approach to safety with the help of LOGOSS, a safety software specifically designed to suit […]

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The Simple Tip for Desk Bound Pain

The Simple Tip for Desk Bound Pain

Our friend Paul Knotts is a talented Physiotherapist and ergonomics expert. He certainly has the right last name for his chosen profession. Recently he shared what he said was the number one secret to avoiding back and shoulder pain from sitting at a desk. We loved his tip and want to share it with you. […]

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How to Identify Work Hazards

How to Identify Work Hazards

Do you know how to spot safety hazards at work? Even though you may think you work in a relatively trouble-free workplace, the statistics say otherwise. Let’s take a look at the top workplace hazards that may be hiding right in your own office space, and how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Designer Drug Use Beats the System

Designer Drug Use Beats the System

Workplace incidents involving drug use continue to be a factor in lost time rates. One of the reasons is our failure so far to find ways to consistently identify the new family drugs being used. According to the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) designer drugs are not captured in most workplace […]

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Keeping your Safety Data

Keeping your Safety Data

Keeping up-to-date data and analysing incidents and near misses in the workplace are an important aspect of identifying hazards and maintaining safe practices. Recognising trends in your organisation’s incidents, injuries, near misses and hazards is critical to your company providing a safe environment for workers.  So how do you make sure you are capturing all […]

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How to Assess Workplace Bullying

How to Assess Workplace Bullying

  In the current tight employment market there are reports of an increase in the incidence of bullying behaviour. Unfortunately many of these occurences are going unreported because of a fear for job security. Just how big the problem is becoming is hard to measure for these reasons. The current concern held by business operators is […]

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Private Business and OHS Compliance

Private Business and OHS Compliance

Privately-owned businesses in Australia continually under-invest in occupational health and safety and this has the effect of reducing their value as well as increasing overall risk. Most small and mid tier businesses take a reactive approach to OH&S compliance, often only complying after an OH&S incident puts them at risk. This tendency to overlook OHS […]

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Winning OHS Strategies

Winning OHS Strategies

Winning strategies to manage OHS are built around solutions that combine easy on-line tracking with full compliance reporting and then interface that seamlessly with existing HR and Payroll legacy systems. For over 25 years our friend Bob Johnson at Worksafe Systems has supplied his unique OHS management software to large organisations like Queensland Health and Tasports.  This has given Bob incredible insight into the needs of […]

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