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Are Safety Audits Necessary?

Posted by Andy Perry on 11 July 2017
Many organisations have established Health and Safety Systems and assume the system will manage itself, until a mishap happens. Some conclusions are when the mishap happens 'the person didn't follow the system', such as Safe Work Instruction or minimal plant and equipment maintenan...
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Control Measures Have More Than One Outcome.

Posted by Ian Good on 27 June 2017
I recently undertook the Alternate Knowledge Assessment, run by Newcastle University, on behalf of Safety Institute of Australia. Part of the assessment was to develop a SWMS, which if followed, would have avoided a crane related incident. The SWMS required an initial risk assessment to determ...
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New Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations in Victoria - are you up to speed?

Posted by Richard Forster on 13 June 2017
As of 18th June 2017, Victoria has new OHS law to comply with as the OHS Regulations 2007 sunset to be replaced with the newly made OHS Regulations 2017. This once in a decade event is a significant opportunity for modernisation and streamlining of the regulations to better reflect current Vic...
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Effective Consultation, Cooperation and Co-ordination

Posted by Andy Perry on 30 May 2017
Safety regulators take the view that effective participation of employees and the representation of their interests in Occupational Health and Safety are crucial elements in improving workplace morale and safety standards. The Victorian OHS Act (section 35&36) requires employers to con...
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FREE Information Webinar

Posted by Ian Good on 25 May 2017
Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code and Globally Harmonised System (GHS) What you should know: The relevance of the ADG with respect to dangerous goods legislation. Duties of consignors, packers, transport companies and drivers. Vehicle permits and dangerous goods lic...
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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 spil...
 

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 prosecuti...
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