Tag: "work"


HazChem – MSDS is now SDS

Under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has undergone significant change and is now called the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). The SDS is a document that provides information on the properties of hazardous chemicals and how they affect health and safety in the workplace. For […]


Workplace Deaths Continue Under New OHS Laws

New OHS laws in Australia are not working. More than twelve months after introducing new OHS laws we are still killing our workers with unsafe worksites and poor safety cultures.  Already in 2013 over twenty-five worker fatalities have been reported and more are expected as we face another year where almost 4 people a week […]


OHS Hazards of High Work Intensity

Work intensity and stress is affecting the health and safety of many Australian workers. One in three employees report having too much work for one person to do and 40% of workers claim they are forced to continually work to tight deadlines. The effect is a workforce with little positive change in work life outcomes […]


Free Work Method Statement

 A Work Method Statement is developed by the employer for their employees or by a sub-contractor for work that they are performing. It details how specific risks in the workplace will be managed. A work method statement, sometimes referred to as a safe work method statement is a part of a workplace safety plan. It […]


Enhancing Employee Health at Work

Tracey Lloyd of Vireo Health Promotions shares some clever ways to improve workplace health, as well as some links to valuable resources …


High Court Says No to Constant Supervision

Constant surveillance of employees’ work activities is an impossible and unfair obligation on business owners and employers according to the High Court of Australia …


Returning to Work After an Extended Break

Many people think their work environment is something they never forget. But once you are away from the day-to-day workings of a location, small things that you should remember can, in fact …


Hi Viz Clothing Catching Fire

WorkSafe Victoria put out an alert earlier this year about Synthetic High Visibility Clothing catching fire when flames or ignition sources are present. “A road construction worker was using a demolition saw (demo-saw) to cut a steel upright when sparks ignited the stomach area of his high visibility shirt. He suffered burns to his stomach […]


Workplace Safety Templates Now Available!

Yes it has finally happened! After numerous requests and what seems like an endless amount of research we are now able to provide Workplace Safety Templates. We have put together an economical and convenient downloadable package of Workplace Safety templates, manuals and guidelines that are designed to save time and money and most importantly make […]


Workplace Health and Safety Advice

Workplace Health and Safety advice is free if you know where to look. Here at Safety Concepts we take pride in the work we do to help businesses in Australia understand their responsibilities. However Safety Concepts are not the only ones to bring together information about OHS and post it free on their site. There are many […]