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Changes to the Queensland Risk Management Code

Workplace Health & Safety Management in Queensland is rapidly moving toward the Risk Management Philosophy utilised by the other states in Australia. The Risk Management Code of Practice is currently in draft and is expected to be implemented late 2006.

What does this mean for QLD companies? – It means you must now have a formal 5 step Risk Management Process to Identify, Assess, Determine Control, Implement Controls, Monitor and Review Controls.

For some this will be a simple change for others it could see the start of a new paradigm in Workplace Safety Management. 

Does this also mean we are closer to a National Safety Management Process? 

About the Author

Joanne Wallace is our resident "Safety Guru". Joanne has provided advice on safety management for the past 10 years and written hundreds of articles on safety issues and tips. Joanne has experience in many industries ranging from manufacturing, food processing, timber milling, retail, office and wholesaling providing her with knowledge and experience managing risk and injuries in these industries.

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