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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 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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The Red Zone Report

Posted by Andy Perry on 20 March 2018
The Red Zone Report was released on the 28th February 2018. It investigated sexual violence and hazing in Australian university residential colleges. It is likely that this report may have raised some concerns for parents and potential students wishing to attend these universities in the f...
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Calling Melbourne!

Posted by Richard Forster on 28 February 2018
Two Day OHS Training for Managers in the CBD, 21st and 22nd March 2018 -  Tailored training to assist managers in becoming sufficiently competent to resolve issues and successfully manage OHS If you are a manager or supervisor working in an organisation it is imperative that your empl...
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Coming very soon! ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - Requirements with guidance for use

Posted by RichardForster on 20 February 2018
ISO 45001, the long-awaited new international standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (OHSMS) received overwhelming approval in the final ballot on the second draft (ISO 45001.2) in January 2018. The standard was first proposed in March 2013 and may now be published as s...
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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 h...
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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 compl...
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