Safety Legislation Is Our Biggest Accident?

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 might be based on. To my dismay I discovered that one single idea was …

Safety Disconnect and the Dreamworld Tragedy

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 ongoing coverage (image source) of the tragic loss of lives at Dreamworld in Queensland. I have commented before about the disconnect …

Tape Down Those Leads

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, tables and ventilation just to name a few factors. But …

Safety Leadership Essentials

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 hazard identification, risk basics, communication basics, hierarchy …

What is Reasonably Practicable?

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 …