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Heads Up - October is Safety Month!

Posted by RichardForster on 25 September 2018
Time flies and October will soon be upon us. October is traditionally National Safe Work Month, a specific time to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians. The theme for 2018 is 'a moment is all it takes'. This initiative is run by Safe Work Australia which w...
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Hazardous Substances Compliance Code 2018

Posted by Ian Good on 11 September 2018
The new Hazardous Substances compliance code issued by WorkSafe is a very useful document for employers and employees to understand how to comply with the Part 4.1 of the OHS Regulations 2017, and to meet the expectations of the regulator. However, there are two things that I still struggl...
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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Posted by Andy Perry on 28 August 2018
Following on from my previous Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Blog in July. The next logical process would be for an organisation to develop a safe work instruction for routine work activities. Generally, these documents have different names, such as safe work instructions (SWI), safe or...
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Hazardous Manual Handling Can Be a Big Discomfort!

Posted by Richard Forster on 7 August 2018
The recently released WorkSafe Victoria Compliance code for Hazardous manual handling is an important jigsaw piece in the risk management of work that may cause Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD). It provides practical guidance on how to comply with the specific obligations under Victoria's o...
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Safe Work Method Statement [SWMS]

Posted by Andy Perry on 10 July 2018
Recently, HAZCON has been engaged to undertake several compliance audits across various constructions sites throughout Victoria. These compliance audits have identified that many employers or persons with management and control are trying to do the right thing and develop these documents f...
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RUOK and What Not to Say

Posted by Ian Good on 7 November 2018
Health and safety month, held every October, has now finished and upon reflection as to one of the main focus areas of the month, that of mental...
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HAZCON Announces Partnership with PECB

Posted on 23 October 2018
HAZCON is proud to be entering a partnership agreement with PECB. This partnership strengthens HAZCON's excellent reputation and service off...
 

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