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'Excavation Collapse' Are you protecting your workers?

Posted by Andy Perry on 29 May 2018
Recently, Worksafe Victoria has prosecuted and fined a company $380.000 after the pit collapsed, leaving homes teetering on the edge of a 10-metre drop. In addition, the sole director, was also convicted and fined $100,000. These are significant fines as the court heard that the company pu...
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Quick tips on being happier and healthier

Posted by Richard Forster on 15 May 2018
Why not discuss some of the following tips with your co-workers at a team meeting? You could then undertake some further research and devise some simple ways to make the workplace a happier and healthier work environment? Exercise regularly If time is an issue then search online for a ...
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Spill Response - Risk Based

Posted by Ian Good on 1 May 2018
HAZCON has been requested numerous times to develop and deliver spill response training as well develop site specific procedures to address spills. The one thing we come across in developing these materials is the multitude of possible scenarios that have to be anticipated and then respond...
 

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 prosecutions (e.g. failure to provide, so far as is reasonably practicable) there seems to be a surprising lack of understanding as to what this phrase means. ...
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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 cause us harm. PPE doesn't eliminate the hazard, it just reduces exposure. However, there are situations where PPE complements the higher level c...
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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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