Tape Down Those Leads One of the things that is curiously entertaining in safety is a lack of proportionality and critical thinking. I often present in facilities where arrangements have not been considered for how workshops are presented, including: lighting, power leads, power points, desks, … [Read more...] about Tape Down Those Leads
Safety Leadership Essentials A friend showed me a four day course they had to attend for their company titled ‘Safety Leadership’. As I looked through the materials I couldn’t see anything I thought resembled ‘leadership’ in safety. The course was cover to cover with the fundamentals of … [Read more...] about Safety Leadership Essentials
Safety Legislation Is Our Biggest Accident? Ken Roberts www.1on1safety.com I mentioned in an earlier article I’d explore the Legislator’s role in contemporary workplace safety. Being one for strategy and vision-setting, I searched for an underlying principle that our current safety Legislation … [Read more...] about Safety Legislation Is Our Biggest Accident?
A commentary by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith – first published here: https://mysafetythoughts.com/2016/10/29/welcome-to-the-intellectual-vacuum-that-is-political-comment-on-whs/ Welcome to the intellectual vacuum that is political comment on WHS Today (29 October 2016) the ABC had an article on the … [Read more...] about Safety Disconnect and the Dreamworld Tragedy
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 … [Read more...] about What is Reasonably Practicable?
Today is probably the most important national occasion in Australia and NZ. ANZAC Day – 25 April – marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The day our combined forces landed on the beaches at Gallipoli in 1915 … [Read more...] about 25 Ways to stuff up a Safety Management System
The toughest safety assignment I have had By the late George Robotham George gets a call from a management consultant, can I commit a bit of time to review a company’s Safety Management System? Said yes and was told 2 of the company directors want to meet me before going ahead. I think they must … [Read more...] about The toughest safety assignment I have had
George’s Safety Reflections - Number 1 This was the first many articles by legendary late Safety Guru, George Robotham Harmonisation of Australia’s safety legislation Quotable Quote "A health & safety problem can be described by statistics but cannot be understood by statistics. It can only … [Read more...] about Harmonisation of Australia’s Safety Legislation
Costs of Harmonisation to Business Excellent article from Safety At Work Blog. Extract: Australian lawyer Andrew Douglas has provided a frank assessment of the OHS harmonisation process instigated by the Australian government to reduce red tape and administrative costs of safety. In Smart … [Read more...] about Cost of Harmonisation
National OHS Harmonisation - Your Questions Answered….. Guest Posting from Everything OHS – click HERE to read all of their other great articles, news and updates What are the new laws? Safe Work Australia is developing model work health and safety laws as part of an … [Read more...] about National OHS Harmonisation