Zero Harm Means Zero Growth

Zero Harm Means Zero Growth News out today that an underground mine employee had his case for unfair dismissal denied by the Fair Work Commission. He refused to shave his goatee beard so that he could effectively wear a half face respirator to ensure he was protected from silica dust and the recently declared carcinogen, …

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 …

Guide to WHS Act 2011

Guide to Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) This guide provides an overview of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). It is designed to help people understand their health and safety duties and rights in the workplace. However it is not intended to be read in place of …

We need calm-onisation with harmonisation

  After all the panic and stress late last year, the harmonisation deadline seems to have come and gone much like Y2K. I don’t have much interest in legislation, in fact, even a healthy disdain for it but here is a quick harmonisation update by State from SJ at the Safety Toolshed We need calm-onisation …

Understanding the WH and S Act

A Practical Guide to the Work Health & Safety Act Holding Redlich Lawyers have provided us with this really handy two page guide to the new National WH&S Act. Perfect for notice boards I guess? For more info contact Michael Selinger: michael.selinger@holdingredlich.com It covers: Duties of Care Consultation Union Right of Entry Investigations Review of …