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Company Director Fined $200,000

Company Director Fined $200,000

A South Australian company director has been fined $200,000 for a breach of the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986. Director Paolo Maione and his company, Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd, pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court of South Australia to breaching the Act. The director was also criticised for taking out indemnity insurance […]

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When Do I Need to Inform the Regulator?

When Do I Need to Inform the Regulator?

Under the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act) any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) is required to notify the regulator when certain incidents occur. Part 3 of the WHS Act requires the regulator to be notified of serious workplace incidents and for the site of these incidents to be preserved until an […]

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Noise in the Workplace – What You Should Know!

This fantastic publication issued by WorkSafe SA provides great information on: noise and risks to health relevant noise legislation what employers, workers and self-employed persons should know noise and hearing protectors noise hazard identification checklist decibel levels of common sounds where you can get further information Click to view the publication on Noise We’d love to hear your […]

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Workplace Bullying’s Negative Impact on Safety

Workplace Bullying’s Negative Impact on Safety

This is second section of Bernie Althofer’s article on Workplace Bullying being a National Disgrace. Bernie is the Managing Director of EGLI Assessments who offer workshops and assessment …

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OHS in the School Playground

OHS in the School Playground

Whether you are a teacher, principal or other official in a school district you have to focus on the safety of your students each day they are in your care.

The playground …

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Safety Gear in the Workplace

Safety Gear in the Workplace

Whether you are beginning a new business or have been running yours for a while, it’s never a bad idea to make sure you know what you need to keep your workers safe.

Here’s a look at …

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Unusual OHS Hazard

Here’s a very unusual OHS Hazard… Rob is a commercial saturation diver for a company that performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to a radio station that was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won.

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Workplace Health and Safety in Aged Care

One of our most popular requests is for help with Workplace Health and Safety as it relates to the Aged Care industry. Spare a thought for the care worker who injures themselves while trying to stop an elderly patient from falling. Or the nurse in the alzheimer unit who dislocates a knee after slipping on waste-matter […]

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Safety for the Silly Season

The big countdown is on as we head pocket first into the Silly Season. Not only is there an increase in fun activities, there is usually an increase in the number of injuries, accidents and mishaps. Why ? There are several reasons, the primary reason being Increased Social Activity + Increased Stress = Decreased Risk Perception […]

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