Tag: "OHS Policies"


Recent Fatality in Brisbane

 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a fatal incident that occurred on Monday 31 October 2011 at a construction site within the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane. A worker was killed while a formwork shutter was being raised to about one metre above the ground by crane. Lengths of timber were being […]


Model Work Health and Safety Regulations and Codes of Practice Update

Safe Work Australia has reviewed over 1300 submissions made as part of the public comment period for the draft model Work Health and Safety Regulations and 12 draft model codes of practice. Issues raised in these submissions were considered by jurisdictions and employer and union representatives. Plans for the final package of model Work Health […]


Fall Control Tightened by New Act

Greater protection against injury from falls is prescribed by the new Act. Under the new model OHS legislation due for introduction on January 2012 a prescribed hazard control must be complied with. The new fall prevention code of practice that was recently released pending the start of the  2012 regime speak directly to controls that […]


How to Write an Environmental Policy

An Environmental Policy is a formal way for your organisation to express commitment to environmental management and improvement …


Safety Consultative Process

One of our readers asked for more information on the ‘consultative process’ with staff when developing OHS Policies and Procedures …


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 …


Safety Incentive Policies Overseas

AFL-CIO in the States has given us permission to re-publish one of their articles. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is a voluntary federation …