FREE ebook – Guidance for the beginning OHS professional

FREE 216 page ebook – “Guidance for the beginning OHS professional” – by the late Safety Legend George Robotham UPDATE: Over 10,000 copies already sent out and the positive feedback has been overwhelming – this encouraged George to write another 6 before he passed away suddenly and way too soon! Check out all of George's …

Safety Myths and Misconceptions

Safety Myths & Misconceptions Republished in memory of the late George Robotham (see all of his articles here) and his mentor Geoff McDonald who also recently passed away (https://safetyrisk.net/vale-geoff-mcdonald/) Note:- Brisbane based OHS consultant, Geoff McDonald has considerably influenced my thinking in the preparation of the following. Because they go to work in Australia, 10 …

Stirring the OHS pot

Great article by Kevin Jones. Quote: “OHS professionals have an insane reliance on documentation and rules to make workplaces safe. The workplace has now become so regimented that workers have little ability to think about risk  or to think creatively about OHS beyond immediate hazards.  Nor do they necessarily receive training in creative thought or …

Its All Good – The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons

Its All Good - The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons Radio Station B105 reported today that trees on a wealthy Brisbane Street have been dressed in shade cloth as part of a fight against vandals.  The trees were poisoned last April, allegedly by local residents, hoping to improve the value of their properties and …

What is OHS?

What is Occupational Health and Safety? One of the original Articles by the late George Robotham  Good question that I do not have a good answer to, but have a few observations- OHS is the science / art / wizardry / bloody hard game of convincing stakeholders at all levels to identify hazards, assess risk …