Safety Nerd

I’m not a big fan of “The Block”, no real reasons, just over it. For drama and ratings they do some pretty cringe worthy things. One of those things is their approach to safety, they have certainly played on people’s current disdain for the word “safety” but have not done anything to improve that perception. ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Toolbox Talk Show – PPE Sarah Jane (The Safety Nerd) is making a series of videos and podcasts covering some of the basic fundamentals of safety. This is the first one (below) and you will be able to see them all here: http://www.riskologyconsulting.com.au/podcast SJ has also been blogging for some time and her articles have also become ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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When working in remote areas gets ugly Originally published by Sarah Jane here: http://www.riskologyconsulting.com.au Working in remote areas can be lonely at times, but a lot can happen, when you’re alone in a tin box with four wheels under you travelling at over 100km per hour, in the blink of an eye. If you have employees driving long ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Latest post by Sarah-Jane who I know, like me, is looking forward to starting her post grad studies in social psychology of risk and writing more about people rather than objects. She also has some quirky new videos on the way (this one was a big hit: What Safety Means to Me) so watch this ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Sheee’s Baaaackk…….Following a lot of pressure, um, positive encouragement, SJ is back with her first blog since, as she says, “falling off the perch” – see the original blog here at Riskology Back to the Future for safety by Sarah Jane Dunsford 30 years ago is a lifetime for some. Some people in the safety industry state that ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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FREE EMERGENCY FLIPCHART GIVEAWAY sorry – only for Australian businesses Remember The Safety Nerd's touching video? It was a massive hit and even made some tough nuts shed a tear - see it here: What Safety Means to Me Did you know the Australian/NZ Standard 3745 states that you must have all your emergency scenarios documented? This flip-chart ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Safety Consultation

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Get on your consultation soap box! Posted  by The Safety Nerd So currently we have Committees, Reps, other agreed arrangements such as focus groups, working groups, steering committees, toolbox talks, team meetings – this all is basically because you need to discuss with the relevant people any health and safety matters. Some people do it formally, others not ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What Safety Means to Me

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Why Safety Is Important to Me Been lots of heated discussions and chest beating and on this site and Safety Forums lately which is really healthy but I thought that, just for a moment, we should all step back, take a deep breath, let the dust settle and take a moment to reconsider what safety is ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What is Reasonably Practicable?

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Is reasonably practicable practical? Okay, so this seems like a hand on heart definition – meaning….your honour……(hand on heart) I have done everything reasonably practicable that someone in my position would be expected to do. Under the current NSW Act, you can use reasonably practicable as a defence for not complying or something being out of your ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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WHS Officers and PCBUs

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WHS Officers and PCBUs The latest offering from the Safety Nerd: Are you an “Officer” – of the LAW? Posted on September 22, 2011 by The Safety Nerd Pre harmonisation there was a liability on people who own or manage an organisation or business – attributed liability which could be CEOs, Senior Managers or even Line Managers.  If prosecuted ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Updating your Safety System for Harmonisation

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Another great article from our favourite Safety Nerd: What system to use to update your WHS system? Posted on December 5, 2011 by The Safety Nerd Recently I’ve been working with quite a lot of company’s updating their system documents in line with the impending WHS changes.  Some of the main changes I’ve found have been the jargon and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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WHS Harmonisation Update

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Another great post by the Safety Nerd: Where the bloody hell are you? Posted on December 3, 2011 by The Safety Nerd Okay, so there was a lot of who-ha relating to the rush to the starting blocks being 1st January 2011 for these new WHS laws, but quite a few of the states at the eleventh hour ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Daily Safety Poster

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The Daily Safety Poster One of the new Gen Y Safety Posters from the SAFETY TOOLSHED… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety Posters

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NEW SAFETY POSTERS - Check them all out here SAFETY TOOLSHED Latest Safety posters from Safety Toolshed – Animal Safety - Check them all out here SAFETY TOOLSHED Related articles across the web Cooling Tower Safety: Be Bacteria Aware! Safety Sign of the Times When the Safety Tool Becomes the Method Safety Professionals Behaving Badly The Fallible Factor and What to Do ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety Posters for Public Toilets

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Two more new safety posters for over the weekend - Each day we will be publishing one of the new safety posters from The Safety Toolshed. This is No 2 and 3 of 50 and 75 more are on the way. They are sure to appeal to a wide audience who are over the traditional, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Some Interesting New Safety Posters

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Some Interesting New Safety Posters I’ve just spent a very pleasant half an hour going through these new safety posters that have just been released by The Safety Toolshed. I can see these being very effective as they are certainly very different to the usual boring stuff and sure to appeal to GEN Y.  Now might ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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