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National Transport Commission implement changes to Australian Dangerous Goods Code

Following a period of public consultation, the National Transport Commission has released its planned changes to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. Geoff Allan, acting chief executive of the NTC, encouraged medical experts, Australia’s rail industry, and rail safety workers to consider making a submission to the report, […]

Employer found liable for co-worker’s assault on employee at tavern

The Claimant, Mr Edward Westrupp, was a 61 year old FIFO worker employed by BIS Industries as a silo operator to work in Leinster (Leinster is a company town, operated by BHB Billiton). The Claimant worked two weeks on, one week off roster. During his two weeks on, he resided at the Leinster Mining Camp. […]

Controlling entanglement risks

Controlling entanglement risks This safety alert provides information for employers and workers about how to control the risk of entanglement when using plant and machinery Background Workers are at high risk of entanglement when working near powered plant such as farm machinery. Loose clothing, hair, gloves, jewellery, cleaning brushes, rags or other materials can become […]

7 expert tips to help employees stay safe at work this summer

As temperatures begin to soar, Australia’s leading standards certifier and expert in business risk management is cautioning managers and supervisors of outdoor workers to assess if their ‘sun safe’ items, such as Ultra Violet (UV) protective clothing, hats, shade cloth and safety sunglasses meet Australian Standards. Employees operating in direct sunlight face the danger of […]

Joining the dots: Safety, Systems, Performance and the road to success

Investigations, business auditing and businesses striving for excellence all have common links that we can learn from and apply to our business, large and small. A business with a aligned objectives and targets that applies a systematic approach increases its opportunity to reduce costs, keep its people safe, retain smart people and achieve its goals. […]

Looking for some FREE advice, this is a great program that WorkSafe provides

Free safety advice that comes to you! The WorkSafe OHS Essentials Program is a free safety consultation service delivered by an independent occupational health and safety (OHS) consultant. The consultant will come to your workplace, help you identify hazards and provide a practical safety action plan. They’ll also provide a follow up service to see […]
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Six ways your business can use tech to win the efficiency war

One of the helpful attributes of technology is what starts out expensive and difficult to use inevitably becomes cheaper and easier over time. That means technologies and services which were once the playthings of the largest companies are now within the grasp of smaller businesses, and often on a pay-as-you-go basis. And for those smaller […]

Remote and isolated work safety, short video

This film outlines how workers in remote or isolated areas are at risk if they don’t have good communication options available to them and some solutions to enable a quick rescue should something happen https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/forms-and-resources/films/remote-and-isolated-work    

Six point checklist to manage business risk

In line with keeping things simple, is Onesystem for you?   http://www.1system.com.au/do_i_need_onesystem_.html  

Workplace Bullying, Sex, Drugs & Violence eBook

Your essential guide to harassment, substance abuse and bullying in the workplace Was there a little too much silly over the festive season?Now the party’s over, it may be clear you need to establish company policy and educate your staff on drug and alcohol abuse, bullying and sexual harassment.This e-book provides you with complimentary, easy […]
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Wrong direction? Sending employees to medical examinations https://t.co/8gf6uUASEY