Mental Health, Risk and Safety - Part 1 (see part 2 here) One of our most popular articles ever! Republished by Request Understanding, awareness and response to mental health issues at work is challenging. There are some particular challenges that mental health holds for risk and safety people. … [Read more...] about Mental Health, Risk and Safety
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 … [Read more...] about What is OHS?
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?
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
Another great article from our favourite Safety Nerd: What system to use to update your WHS system? Posted on December 5, 2011 by The Safety Nerd Recently I’ve been working with quite a lot of company’s updating their system documents in line with the impending WHS changes. Some of the … [Read more...] about Updating your Safety System for Harmonisation
Another great post by the Safety Nerd: Where the bloody hell are you? Posted on December 3, 2011 by The Safety Nerd Okay, so there was a lot of who-ha relating to the rush to the starting blocks being 1st January 2011 for these new WHS laws, but quite a few of the states at the eleventh hour … [Read more...] about WHS Harmonisation Update
Boots and Beads – bringing some femininity to WHS Guest post by Louisa Chesswas According to our wonderful friend, Wikipedia, “…gentleness, empathy, sensitivity, caring, sweetness, compassion, tolerance, nurturance, deference, and succorance are behaviors generally considered feminine”. One might … [Read more...] about Boots and Beads – bringing some femininity to WHS
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 … [Read more...] about Guide to WHS Act 2011
The FINAL WHS Regulations and COPs - sit down and take a break for a moment and read where it is now at ... By Graham Dent – republished from Linkedin Here: My understanding of the latest status of the release of: ► the Regulation Impact Statement ► the "final" approved WHS … [Read more...] about FINAL WHS Regulations
When is a child not a child and what does that have to do with WHS harmonisation? Louisa Chesswas In workplace health and safety in Australia many current discussions revolve around harmonisation of WHS. It has, to date, not exactly been successful, but one only needs to look at legislative … [Read more...] about When is a child not a child and what does that have to do with WHS harmonisation?