So much of what we do in safety takes its focus on workspace. We call this the physical or ‘primary’ dimension of safety. This is easy to administer and regulate because what is required is visible and accountable through checklists matched to regulations. Most safety walks and observations are … [Read more...] about Safety Engagement with Workspace, Headspace and Groupspace
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 … [Read more...] about WHS Officers and PCBUs
Thank God You’re Here – Safety Officer A classic skit from the Australian ad-lib comedy show “Thank God You’re Here” “Construction Site - Safety is For Sissy’s” – LOL … [Read more...] about Thank God You’re Here – Safety Officer
Safety Professionals Identity Crisis In commenting on our recent posting Ode To the Safety Professional a well respected member of the industry wrote: “I have problems with the term SAFETY PROFESSIONAL. My GP is not a DOCTOR PROFESSIONAL, my dentist is not a DENTAL PROFESSIONAL architect is not an … [Read more...] about Safety Professionals Identity Crisis
Qualities of an Excellent OHS Professional A classic by the late George Robotham - with a little help from me. We were originally going to call it the “Perfect Safety Professional” but decided that “perfect” wasn’t the right word as perfection could never be defined or achieved. If you were … [Read more...] about Qualities of an Excellent OHS Professional
WHSO no longer required in QLD? Recent edition of UQ OHS News expresses concerns about the place of WHSO under new National Harmonisation Laws: The first and most significant of these is the proposed abolition of the Workplace Health and Safety Officer (WHSO) and changing OH&S representatives … [Read more...] about WHSO no longer required in QLD?
Should Safety People be ‘Liked’? Another thought stirrer by Dr Robert Long. I highly recommend his other Articles HERE and his new book: For The Love of Zero I was doing some coaching on building, construction and mining sites this week and I asked some of the people how they thought the safety … [Read more...] about Should Safety People be ‘Liked’?
Networking for OHS professionals George’s Safety Reflections SEE MORE OF GEORGE’S WORK HERE Networking is essential for OHS professionals to extend their sphere of influence. Networking tips Define your goals for networking Be a great public speaker and search out every … [Read more...] about Networking for OHS professionals
I remember moving to QLD about 10 years ago and thinking that the WHSO concept was a great idea. National Legislation has seen the demise of the concept – but nothing says you still can’t have one! George from www.ohschange.com.au discusses his lament. I highly recommend George’s other articles … [Read more...] about Qld. Workplace Health & Safety Officer (W.H.S.O.) Concept