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Workplace Fatalities Fall

Workplace Fatalities Fall

According to statistics released by Safe Work Australia, the incidences of workplace fatalities have fallen by one-third since 2008. Looking closer at the most recent data from Safe Work Australia we can see the number of reported deaths per 100,000 workers in 2010-2011 fell below two. 

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Don’t let your Risk Controls become a Hazard

Don’t let your Risk Controls become a Hazard

You are about to do your annual risk assessment, you are armed with your trustee clip board and attached is your up to the minute, totally comprehensive risk assessment check list. Or is it? There are four stages of risk management: 1. Identification 2. Assessment 3. Action 4. Control But does it end there? What […]

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QLD Enforcement Campaign – Scaffold Erection

QLD Enforcement Campaign – Scaffold Erection

From February 2012, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be targeting swing stage scaffold erection and use through a state-wide enforcement campaign. Inspectors will be looking for evidence that erectors and users meet the revised training requirements and that standards described in the amended Scaffolding Code of Practice 2009 are met or exceeded.   The changes, […]

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The Importance of Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a safety management tool in which the risks or hazards of a specific job in the workplace are identified, and then measures to eliminate or control those hazards are determined and implemented.  More specifically, a job safety analysis is a process of systematically evaluating certain jobs, tasks, processes or procedures […]

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Safety Inspections of QLD Mid Tier Businesses

Safety Inspections of QLD Mid Tier Businesses

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has announced they will be conducting a safety audit of every medium sized business across the State …

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Measuring OHS Input to Operational Tasks

Measuring OHS Input to Operational Tasks

No matter what your position in the company please read this article by Les Henley about how to measure effective OHS input to operational tasks. The way OHS is viewed in our workplaces …

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Talk the Walk – OHS Communication and Consultation in YOUR Workplace

Effective OHS Communication and Consultation is an essential, yet often overlooked (or underdone) area of an OHS management system in the workplace. Chris Beasley of Smart OHS™, sheds light on improving the way we communicate OHS issues in the workplace.

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4 Essential Risk Management Steps

Every workplace has a certain amount of risk. Whether your workplace be a factory or an office, there is still a level of risk of injury to people. The process of managing that risk can be distilled down to a systematic process for addressing hazards in the workplace. The four essential steps to managing risk […]

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