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  • Fishermen Training Sessions On Work Safety - Work Safety Hub
    Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Monday 02 December 2013 Training and Competence Fishermen Training Sessions On Work Safety Tweet The New South Wales is slated to conduct a line up of training sessions to be held next week for the South Coast commercial estuary to enhance work safety in the fishing industry Fisheries NSW Roads and Maritime Services and WorkCover NSW will offer advice assistance and support to the local fishermen situated in the key estuary fishing areas of Bermagui Eden Narooma and Bateman The seminar sessions will be held to alleviate the tragedy that occurred It caused the death of a commercial estuary fisherman at Coila Lake which is north of Narooma last June 2013 According to the Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance The commercial estuary fishing industry continues to face a number of challenges in relation to the management of fish stocks as well as estuary health The NSW Government wants to ensure that fishermen fully consider the safety risks when crewing their boats and know how to seek assistance from authorities to address these risks so that their lives are not put in danger He further added Every worker in this State should come home safely at the end of the working day and next week s information sessions will provide the opportunity for local commercial estuary fishermen to learn more about safe work practices and where they can go for assistance on how to improve safety Fishers will also get the opportunity to talk to their local Fisheries RMS and WorkCover officers The Minister wants the fishers to join these seminars in order for them to qualify for a Small Business Rebate of A 500 from WorkCover NSW The Minister clarified that A safe business is a sustainable one however finding the money for a safety improvement can be a challenge for a small business owner The Small Business Rebate covers a broad range of safety solutions and can be used to address manual handling slips trips and falls injuries from moving objects and specific industry items such as Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons In tandem with the offered seminars there will also be a newsletter to be published entitled Working Safely in Commercial Estuary Fishing to be given away to all licensed commercial estuary general fishermen in NSW to disseminate the necessary information and support they need to work safely Schedule for the NSW Government Commercial Estuary Fishing Information Sessions 3 December from 10am to 1pm Eden Fisherman s Club 175 Imlay Street Eden 4 December from 10am to 1pm Bermagui Country Club Tuross Street Bermagui 4 December from 2pm to 5pm Club Narooma 88 Princes Highway Narooma 5 December from 10am to 1pm Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Beach

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  • Training Sessions On Work Safety - Work Safety Hub
    Solution Guides Learn from the latest OHS case studies Case Studies Watch industry leaders and experts discuss a range of workplace health and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Training Sessions On Work Safety Fishermen Training Sessions On Work Safety Tweet The New South Wales is slated to conduct a line up of training sessions to be held next week for the South Coast commercial estuary to enhance work safety in the fishing industry Tags Fisheries NSW Fishermen Training Maritime Services Training Sessions On Work Safety WorkCover NSW Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Monday 02 December 2013 Training and

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/training-sessions-on-work-safety (2014-01-05)
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  • Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in the Workplace - Work Safety Hub
    Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in the Workplace Tweet A recent study found out that 4 in 10 workers are discrete and are willing to cover up depression problems from employers Majority of these workers or around 50 of them fear that their jobs might be compromised if the truth about their emotional health is unravelled A staggering four out of 10 Australian employees that file for sick leave for depression were discrete about it and would not tell their employers Compared to its European counterparts Australian workers are twice more possible of not confessing to their superiors that they are suffering from depression based from a sample of 1 000 workers that have been studied by SANE Australia The study further revealed that Australian workers had taken 14 6 days of sick leave on the average Around 50 believe that it is more of a personal issue rather than an employer s concern Meanwhile Beyond Blue determined in their research that 3 million Australians are currently living with depression or anxiety The results of the study was further interpreted that a stigma affects mental health in Australian workplaces and it is a major issue Jack Heath who is SANE s CEO made a remark We know Australians in the workplace with depression don t feel comfortable raising the issue In Australia there was a significantly higher level of concern that Australian employers wouldn t understand the issue and wouldn t know how to support them What s interesting is that this seems to be a particular problem in the workplace because when people were asked whether they would disclose their illness to a partner or family friend we got exactly the same results in Australia as we did in Europe He added We ve been good in increasing awareness

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/mental-health-literacy-and-stigma-in-the-workplace (2014-01-05)
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  • mental health - Work Safety Hub
    health and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged mental health Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in the Workplace Tweet A recent study found out that 4 in 10 workers are discrete and are willing to cover up depression problems from employers Majority of these workers or around 50 of them fear that their jobs might be compromised if the truth about their emotional health is unravelled A staggering four out of 10 Australian employees that file for sick leave for depression were discrete about it and would not tell their employers Tags Australian workplaces mental health Mental Health Literacy Mentally Healthy Safe Workplace Stigma in the Workplace Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/mental-health (2014-01-05)
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  • Mental Health Literacy - Work Safety Hub
    health and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Mental Health Literacy Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in the Workplace Tweet A recent study found out that 4 in 10 workers are discrete and are willing to cover up depression problems from employers Majority of these workers or around 50 of them fear that their jobs might be compromised if the truth about their emotional health is unravelled A staggering four out of 10 Australian employees that file for sick leave for depression were discrete about it and would not tell their employers Tags Australian workplaces mental health Mental Health Literacy Mentally Healthy Safe Workplace Stigma in the Workplace Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/mental-health-literacy (2014-01-05)
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  • Mentally Healthy Safe Workplace - Work Safety Hub
    and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Mentally Healthy Safe Workplace Mental Health Literacy and Stigma in the Workplace Tweet A recent study found out that 4 in 10 workers are discrete and are willing to cover up depression problems from employers Majority of these workers or around 50 of them fear that their jobs might be compromised if the truth about their emotional health is unravelled A staggering four out of 10 Australian employees that file for sick leave for depression were discrete about it and would not tell their employers Tags Australian workplaces mental health Mental Health Literacy Mentally Healthy Safe Workplace Stigma in the Workplace Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/mentally-healthy-safe-workplace (2014-01-05)
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  • Latest Entries - Page 12
    expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Great new eBook on safety culture We are pleased to release our new free eBook Keeping your Business in Business with a positive safety culture what you should know about and how to start The book describes the current thinking around advanced risk management some insights into Read More by Robert O neill Friday 13 December 2013 View more featured entries 1 Subscribe to feed Latest Entries Standardisation of Work Health Safety Legislations Is It Necessary Tweet Not all states in Australia are adopting the harmonised model of WHS laws This is still a work in progress as consistency in work health and safety laws requires a lot of work Victoria and Western Australia have not yet adopted the model harmonised WHS laws although best practice in business has a high regard for uniformity of Work Health and Safety laws across Australia The Northern Territory Queensland Victoria and New South Wales have started their model harmonised WHS laws last 1 January 2012 Majority of corporate organisations opted to see consistency on safety laws implemented across Australian states Tags safety laws WHS laws Work Health and Safety laws Work Health Safety Legislations Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Monday 14 October 2013 Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog?start=22 (2014-01-05)
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  • Life Savers At Risk On Violent Situations - Work Safety Hub
    OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Monday 11 November 2013 Incident Management and Performance Management Life Savers At Risk On Violent Situations Tweet Over the past two years some 74 incidents of workplace violence or injuries were recorded that involves ACT emergency personnel There were 17 incidents recorded over the past two years involving workplace violence where a paramedic was assaulted physically and verbally based from the reports acquired by the ABC The paramedics were kicked or punched by patients in the stomach or face One patient grabbed the paramedic around the neck with both of his arms The usual incidents include bruising and injuries on the soft tissues of the human body and cuts that seriously require medical attention Surprisingly there was a stalking incident in which a driver acted out an intimidating behaviour by following an ambulance for 20 minutes until he was caught by the police There were 57 serious workplace injuries which needed ambulance officers or fire fighters to take five days or more off work or be treated at hospital The injuries ranged from manual handling injuries to a cut finger in the lunch room to a certain extent like mental stress from paying attention on workplace bullying Like in this case a fire fighter had a post traumatic stress condition after witnessing a motor vehicle accident where a family friend had been killed Transport Workers Union s Ben Sweaney noted that there are much more incidents of workplace violence that have not been reported This is really just the tip of the iceberg There s a real fear in ambulance culture of reporting these types of incidents when it comes to workplace violence either for fear of retribution from managers or being labelled weak He added the statistics should sound alarm bells For the size of this jurisdiction especially the instances where officers have claimed workplace violence and the ACT Ambulance Service has failed to foster a safe working environment he said Ambulance Service acting deputy chief Howard Wren argued that ambulance staff are encouraged and supported to report incidents of verbal and physical threat Mr Wren indicated that there were about 70 000 patient contacts during that time and the reported figures must be put relevantly In recent years there has been a big push for people to report any situation where they ve felt threatened even though there may have been 70 incidents reported we have to put that in context Some of those are threats rather than actual assaults which the ambulance service now has a very strong culture of encouraging people to report he

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