Monthly Archives: June 2015

 

Be Healthy Be Wealthy has blossomed from a small, ad hoc program

Seqwater’s Be Healthy Be Wealthy has blossomed from a small, ad hoc program in 2009 to a planned, structured and holistic program that was named as a winner in last year’s Safe Work Awards. Seqwater believes its program works because of management support and participation, including providing health assessments in work time. A health program […]
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A company was convicted and fined $250,000

A company was convicted and fined $250,000 in the County Court this week over the death of a driver who died when a loading ramp he was standing on collapsed at an abattoir in Stawell. Frewstal Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to three counts under the 2004 OHS Act of failing to ensure that people other […]

Workers in manufacturing more likely to use the drug “ice”

The Australian Industry Group has said workers in the transport, manufacturing and construction industries are higher than average users of the drug ice. In a submission to an inquiry on ice by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement, the Ai Group said workers in these industries were, on average, more likely to use the […]

Driver seriously injured when crushed between prime mover and loader

Significant Incident Report No. 220 Subject: Driver seriously injured when crushed between prime mover and loader Date: 08 June 2015 Summary of incident A road train, incorporating a prime mover, lead trailer and dog trailer, was loaded at a quarry while on a 5.5 per cent slope. Its wheels were in loose sand with firm […]

Brain tricks, master this to get your message across!

Thinking beyond everyday and apply to business and safety.    
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Waste management company Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd has been fined $363 000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws over a fatal accident in Perth.

Waste management company Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd has been fined $363 000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws over a fatal accident in Perth. Justice Michael Barker handed down the penalty in the Federal Court of Australia in Perth today, following proceedings brought by federal work health and safety regulator Comcare. The penalty […]
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Interesting article, What’s your company vision and is business system delivering and if it’s not, who’s paying?

Every day we all use a system that has been designed to deliver an experience. Some days these experiences are better than others, from our banks, shopping, websites to our workplace. Think about the last time you used a website to register or click here to buy something, swiped the credit card or tried to […]

Awareness in Safety: Did You See It Coming?

It falls on each of us to keep our eyes, ears and instincts tuned to our own behaviors, so that we are better able to “see it coming.” Awareness is an important element in any effort to reduce accidents and incidents. Just what is the difference between an accident and an incident? According to the […]
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