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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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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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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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