Basics of OHS Writing

Cutting to the Chase – in OH&S Writing

Great and quite quirky article by Col Finne from . Col has a background in writing legislation for Govt Authorities.


The aim of this guide is help us all produce punchier OH&S written material. It’s a quick description of some of the most common drafting problems we, as OH&S professionals, can fall prey to.

Knowledge dump syndrome & how to avoid it.
The “non-words” – appropriate/suitable/adequate.
Potential ”non-words” – “consult” and “competent”.
Pet phrases and how to train them.
Making images work.
Writing style.
Keep it personal.

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