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New Year's Resolution 2018 - Making a Conscious Decision to Focus on Health and Safety

Posted by Richard Forster on 9 January 2018
Most New Year's Resolutions start off with good intent but tend to fade over time. "My resolution is to give up making resolutions" is a statement often said in jest. A fresh start to the year always presents itself as an opportunity to reflect on what was and to plan where to ne...
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Vehicle Safety Procedure Blog

Posted by Andy Perry on 5 December 2017
Recently, HAZCON has been asked, should companies have a Vehicle Safety Procedure? Regardless to what health and safety legislation your organisation is current under, the duty holder must establish a system of work that identifies risks to the business and employees when operating company...
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The run in to Christmas and the Jobs at Home Day Campaign

Posted by Richard Forster on 28 November 2017
It is a sad but true fact that workers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed in the months of November and December than at any other time. According to statistics from WorkSafe Victoria that cover the past decade, almost 25 per cent of all workplace fatalities occurred in November...
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Asbestos Health and Safety Regulation's Unintended Consequences

Posted by Ian Good on 14 November 2017
Following a recent Webinar that HAZCON delivered, there were some discussions regarding the changes in the OHS Regulations 2017, one of the participants raised a question regarding asbestos removal; specifically, the removal of asbestos contaminated soil. Based on the Dangerous Goods Order...
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Plant Safety

Posted by Andy Perry on 31 October 2017
Recently there have been several incidents involving the use and handling of Plant that has caused some significant injuries or death to employees, not to mention the disruption to business after the incident. WorkSafe Victoria has just convicted and fined a poultry contractor $1.13 millio...
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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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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...
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