Mental Health, Risk and Safety

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. The purpose of this article is to provide …

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 …

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 …

WHS Officers and PCBUs

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 Managers or even …

Updating your Safety System for Harmonisation

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 main changes I’ve found have …