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The seduction of a health and safety bonus

Posted by Ian Good on 18 April 2017
It was very pleasing to read Elizabeth Proust's, Australian Institute of Company Directors president and chairman of Nestle and Bank of Australia, response to bonuses that include Occupational Health and Safety as 'soft targets', The Age March 4th 2017. "There is nothing soft ...
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World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Worker's Memorial Day - April 28th 2017

Posted by Richard Forster on 11 April 2017
The above day is a chance to honour the memory of those who have died at work and to raise health and safety awareness. The day itself is receiving more recognition at an international level and Safe Work Australia (SWA) has taken the initiative in promoting this important day in the calendar....
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Environmental Protection Reform Imminent - Now's the Time to Get Ahead

Posted by Kim van Wamel on 4 April 2017
With enforcement of increased environmental protection responsibilities looming, the time to be proactive is now. The Andrews Labor Government's response to the independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority heeds an explicit focus on issues relevant to the management of leg...
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HAZCON webinar - 'What is new in the area of asbestos?'

Posted by Ian Good on 21 March 2017
The FREE seminars can help you and your business answer questions relating to: - General information for managing asbestos for site managers;
- Summary of planned changes in Draft Asbestos Regulations;
- Issues that we have encountered:
  > Asbestos in soil;
  > Min...
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Horrific incident involving moving plant leads to prosecution

Posted by Richard Forster on 7 March 2017
A recent prosecution by WorkSafe Victoria relating to a horrific incident involving a moving conveyor belt is a salient reminder of the hazards and risks associated with plant.  A labour hire company that specialises in providing backpacker workers to the fruit packing industry has been...
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Reasonably Practicable - what does it mean and why is it important?

Posted by Richard Forster on 17 April 2018
Considering that the term 'reasonably practicable' seems to be at the pointy end of most health and safety legislation used in prosecuti...
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Personal Protective Equipment PPE - Another Minefield

Posted by Ian Good on 10 April 2018
It is drummed into all safety professionals that PPE is the least reliable and least effective means of controlling the various hazards that can...
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