Neoliberalism and emasculation of safety

Neoliberalism and emasculation of safety by Bernard Corden Everybody knows that the boat is leaking, everybody knows that the captain lied Leonard Cohen 1 In June 2000, the Australian federal government announced its intention to transfer the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission from Sydney to Canberra. Many of its experienced employees resigned and did …

Safety Conversation Essentials – 20 Tips

Safety Conversation Essentials – 20 Tips If you loved this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE In our preoccupation with technology, systems, checklists and legislation I trust we don’t lose sight of the most powerful instrument we have to manage risk – the simple but effective, safety conversation. Now whilst having a conversation is simple, …

Safety Consultation

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 …

WHS Officers and PCBUs

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 …