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Measuring Performance

Posted by Richard Forster on 16 May 2017
Measuring and reporting on work health and safety An excellent publication with a bit of a  'glass jaw'? There is much to like about the new publication from Safe Work Australia Measuring and reporting on work health and safety. http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/abo...
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Safety in Design

Posted by Andy Perry on 2 May 2017
Safety in Design is not a new concept for many designers. A significant number of organisations are incorporating a systematic risk management approach into managing and mitigating risks when designing structures and plant. Safe design means the integration of control measures early in...
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The seduction of a health and safety bonus

Posted by Ian Good on 18 April 2017
It was very pleasing to read Elizabeth Proust's, Australian Institute of Company Directors president and chairman of Nestle and Bank of Australia, response to bonuses that include Occupational Health and Safety as 'soft targets', The Age March 4th 2017. "There is nothing soft ...
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World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Worker's Memorial Day - April 28th 2017

Posted by Richard Forster on 11 April 2017
The above day is a chance to honour the memory of those who have died at work and to raise health and safety awareness. The day itself is receiving more recognition at an international level and Safe Work Australia (SWA) has taken the initiative in promoting this important day in the calendar....
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Environmental Protection Reform Imminent - Now's the Time to Get Ahead

Posted by Kim van Wamel on 4 April 2017
With enforcement of increased environmental protection responsibilities looming, the time to be proactive is now. The Andrews Labor Government's response to the independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority heeds an explicit focus on issues relevant to the management of leg...
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Personal Protective Equipment PPE - Another Minefield

Posted by Ian Good on 10 April 2018
It is drummed into all safety professionals that PPE is the least reliable and least effective means of controlling the various hazards that can...
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The Red Zone Report

Posted by Andy Perry on 20 March 2018
The Red Zone Report was released on the 28th February 2018. It investigated sexual violence and hazing in Australian university residential coll...
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