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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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Construction project comes to an end

Posted by Richard Forster on 17 October 2017
HAZCON is proud to have worked with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the architects since 2011 on the upgrade of the multi-storey accommodation tower, 510 Lygon Street in Carlton. This exciting project has now reached its conclusion. All 14 floors (each containing 18 units o...
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Safety Induction - Sometimes an effective process and sometimes not so...

Posted by Ian Good on 3 October 2017
Having to attend numerous workplaces across Victoria and Australia, I have to 'do' various safety inductions either delivered on-line or face to face. The on-line inductions are an inexpensive and efficient way of informing the inductee of the businesses health and safety poli...
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Unduly Short Construction Induction Training - a significant cause for concern.

Posted by Ian Good on 19 September 2017
The Australian Skills Quality Authority or ASQA, released a strategic review in June 2017 with the title 'A review of issues relating to unduly short training'.  The review considered a range of Vocational Education Training (VET) courses or units or competency across all sectors ...
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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 compl...
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Better work-related psychological health and safety

Posted by Richard Forster on 26 June 2018
Health promotion, intervention and support in the workplace has received a big boost with the publication of new guidance material by Safe Work ...
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