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R U OK? Day - Thursday 14th September

Posted by Richard Forster on 12 September 2017
Just a reminder that Thursday 14th September is R U OK? Day. This is a national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that we all have what it takes to ask the simple question "Are you ok?" We can all help to support those who may be struggling with life. Taking part can be a...
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Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace - October is National Safe Work Month!

Posted by RichardForster on 5 September 2017
National Safe Work Month is nearly upon us again. Consider using it as a time to recommit to making safer and healthier workplaces for all. The theme for 2017 is 'Sharing safety knowledge and experience benefits everyone'. According to Safe Work Australia, since 2008 there has...
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Swab Sampling for Asbestos Contamination

Posted by Ian Good on 22 August 2017
There has been on-line discussions regarding the validity of swab sampling for asbestos contamination. The general tenor of the discussion has focussed on whether this testing can be used for conducting visual clearances following asbestos removal. In my opinion there is only limited value...
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Safer and Better Working by Consultation, Co-Operation and Co-Ordination

Posted by Richard Forster on 8 August 2017
Across Australia consultation is a legal requirement and an essential part of successfully managing work-related health and safety risks. Whatever the jurisdiction, there is a wide range of guidance on consultation that covers when to consult, with whom and how. This allows organisations to de...
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Chain of Responsibility (CoR) - Is your organisation prepared for the significant changes that are proposed to commence in 2018?

Posted by Andy Perry on 25 July 2017
As noted in HAZCON previous Blog earlier in the year on this subject, you will start to notice information been released nationally for organisations and individuals working in the logistics industry that will detail the New National Heavy Vehicle Law (HVHL). This means if you consign, pa...
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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-met...
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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 som...
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