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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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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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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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'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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