All care no responsibility: What is the role of health and safety management?

Another highly recommended article by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith. First published here. Quotable quote: It seems to me that until the health and safety industry is prepared to take ownership of health and safety management and stop hiding behind “line management responsibility” and a lack of “authority”, recognition as a “profession” is a long way …

What E Deming and Larry the Cable Guy Have In Common – Git-R-Done Safely

Safety Management Series - What E Deming and Larry the Cable Guy Have In Common - Git-R-Done Safely By Alan Quilley Unless you've been living on a beautiful sandy beach somewhere on the edge the Pacific Ocean where none of what goes on in the world of business really matters, most of us will have …

Safety Committees – Fun Meeting Ideas

Safety Committees:  Fun Meeting Ideas Safety committees have been proven to increase safety in the workplace.  When properly set up and maintained, safety committees can be a fun and integral part of your safety management.   The problem with even the most well-planned and well-executed safety committee is that any committee can begin to fizzle after …

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 …

Risk Based Safety Management – When Two Worlds Collide

Risk Based Safety Management – When Two Worlds Collide An interesting thought provoker by Merv Sher on his blog – read the whole article here A few extracts from the article: Australia enjoys a raft of multi-tiered sets of safety legislation, from the Federal Model WHS Act which has been adopted by the majority of …