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  • Management Systems - Work Safety Hub
    many acts regulations codes where do you start Tweet In this article we discuss five practical steps you can follow to ensure your organisation is compliant with its legal obligations including the requirements of all acts regulations standards and other licences relevant to your business We discuss the establishment of a requirements library tracking changes to requirements accessing this information providing personnel with documented instructions certificates of competency dealing with authorities and civil penalties Tags Legal Requirements Legal Requirements Management Systems 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 Thursday 06 December 2012 Management Systems A look at effective Hazard Management for SME s Tweet Risks and hazards exist in all workplaces and managing them is vital to address the health and safety requirements of your business Tags Management Systems Risk Management Safety Culture seven pillars of safety 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 Wednesday 05 December 2012 Hazard and Risk Management How to effectively manage the Labour Hire WHS conundrum Tweet In this article we look at the Labour Hire conundrum and identify the WHS requirements associated with the management and control of personnel hired through a labour hire agency Tags Contractor Management Labour Hire Management Systems 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 Tuesday 27 November 2012 Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers How to manage contractor safety the smart way Tweet We often hear that managing contractors is extremely difficult and that there is uncertainty surrounding the extent of the clients obligations We also hear that some organisations feel contractors are not their responsibility and they are also unaware that this is not true In this article we explain some strategies for managing contractors in a way that will reduce the burden and mitigate your risk Tags Contractor Management Management Systems Solutions Guides 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 12 November 2012 Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers How to capture business benefits from a culture of consultation Tweet Workplace consultation involves developing and implementing effective consultation mechanisms which encourage cooperation engagement of workers and management across the workplace Discussion between management and workers on workplace health and safety WH S related issues are aimed at exchanging views and considering opinions Reaching a consensus serves to foster collaboration involvement and cooperation Tags Management Systems Safety Culture seven pillars of safety 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/management-systems (2014-01-05)
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  • Boat company fined $275,000 over the death of a worker - Work Safety Hub
    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 04 February 2013 Prosecutions Boat company fined 275 000 over the death of a worker Tweet WorkSafe Victoria recently reported that a Somerton boat company has been found guilty and fined 275 000 over the death of a worker in December 2011 The report from WorkSafe confirmed that a company called Monst Pty Ltd formerly Lloyd Brewer Marine Pty Ltd was convicted on charges relating to the death of contractor Andrew Lagana in the Melbourne Magistrates Court The WorkSafe report continued to explain the company which manufactures services and sells boats was found guilty of failing to provide or maintain a safe system of work and failing to provide information instruction training or supervision in relation to overhead obstructions and risk controls The court heard that on 1 December 2011 Mr Lagana asked a colleague Mr Madin Berry to assist him to access a part Mr Madin Berry who was licensed to perform high risk work was reversing a forklift when its mast became entangled in the chain of crane pulling a hoist unit and chain off a gantry The hoist unit and chain hit Mr Lagana on the head Other workers immediately rendered assistance to Mr Lagana and he was taken to the Alfred Hospital where he died a short time later The court was told that a hazard identification and risk assessment should have been conducted in the workplace to identify specific obstacles and overhead obstructions In addition information instruction and training should have been provided to employees and other persons at the workplace regarding overhead obstructions and risk controls WorkSafe General Manager of Health and Safety Lisa Sturzenegger said the incident highlighted the need for ongoing appropriate hazard identification and risk assessment While this employer was aware of the risks associated with the use of forklifts and had complied with WorkSafe instructions in the past there had been changes made to the workplace prior to this incident she said As a result a worker has not returned home to his family and friends at the end of the day Ensuring your hazard identification and risk assessment is up to date could help avoid a similar tragedy in the future Tags Prosecution Risk Management safe systems of work Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Top 8 safety tips for working outdoors this summer Today we discuss some of the requirements associated with the protection of personnel working outdoors By all reports we are in for a scorcher this By Robert O neill on Jan 14 in Safe Systems of Work How Australian Standards are used to determine the seriousness of OHS

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/boat-company-fined-275-000-over-the-death-of-a-worker (2014-01-05)
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  • Prosecution - Work Safety Hub
    000 in benefits after falsely claiming to be wheelchair bound and in need of 24 hour care has been jailed for 16 months Tags Prosecution Workers Compensation 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 04 February 2013 Prosecutions Boat company fined 275 000 over the death of a worker Tweet WorkSafe Victoria recently reported that a Somerton boat company has been found guilty and fined 275 000 over the death of a worker in December 2011 Tags Prosecution Risk Management safe systems of work 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 04 February 2013 Prosecutions How Australian Standards are used to determine the seriousness of OHS offences in court Tweet In a recent case in the industrial court of NSW Australian Standards have been used to determine the objective seriousness of an offence This is an important article from King Wood Mallesons repeated here in full clearly explaining how Australian Standards can and do affect how the courts treat some offences Of particular note in this case is that the courts referred to the Australian Standards to demonstrate that certain risks were reasonably foreseeable Tags Australian Standards Legal Requirements Prosecution Risk Management 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 Wednesday 16 January 2013 Prosecutions Company fined 80 000 after worker sustained serious spinal injury Tweet WorkCover NSW reported today a Taree timber recycling

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/prosecution (2014-01-05)
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  • safe systems of work - Work Safety Hub
    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 safe systems of work Boat company fined 275 000 over the death of a worker Tweet WorkSafe Victoria recently reported that a Somerton boat company has been found guilty and fined 275 000 over the death of a worker in December 2011 Tags Prosecution Risk Management safe systems of work 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 04 February 2013 Prosecutions Top 8 safety tips for working outdoors this summer Tweet Today we discuss some of the requirements associated with the protection of personnel working outdoors By all reports we are in for a scorcher this year so lets get our activities on the table and make sure we have the right measures in place Lets talk about protection from the weather provision of facilities and protection

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  • Top 8 safety tips for working outdoors this summer - Work Safety Hub
    close proximity to indoor facilities toilets washing and dining facilities etc such facilities should be provided 2 Wet and Cold Conditions In work locations where personnel may be exposed to low temperatures high winds and wet conditions first aiders should be trained in recognising the symptoms of and providing first aid for hypothermia The provision of first aid for hypothermia must include Prevention of further heat loss clothing blankets etc Provision of heat indoors warm drinks heat packs etc Evacuation if required to a hospital 3 UV Radiation Activities carried out in the sun must be assessed to determine whether The task can be carried out indoors or in the shade or if this is not practicable direct exposure to the sun can be minimised Outdoor workers must be provided with equipment to protect them from UV radiation such as broad brim hats sunglasses clothing with the appropriate UPF UV Protection factor etc This should also apply to Personal Protective Equipment PPE and must include items such as UVR rated hard hats etc The use of long sleeved shirts and long pants should be promoted and clothes provided to personnel should be light and loose so as to allow breathing and reduce the potential for thermal stress Arrangements should also be established to ensure the consistent use of sun screens by all personnel exposed to UV radiation Personnel who are required to work in the sun must be given information to increase their awareness of the importance of using the protective measures provided 4 Working in Hot Conditions Managers must take steps to prevent the effect of heat on workers required to work outdoors in hot weather This should cover heat exhaustion heat cramps heat stroke etc Measures can include the provision of shade where possible the provision of loose clothing and ensuring the availability of salt replacement fluids 5 Lightning Strikes Workers should be provided with awareness training and instruction on the risk associated with lightning strikes This must include steps to be taken in the event of being outdoors during a thunder storm These steps normally include but are not limited to the following immediately seek the shelter of a building or an enclosed vehicle never shelter under trees if in a boat immediately head for shore don t touch any metal objects and if caught in the open crouch down with your feet together do not lie down 6 Natural Hazards In areas where personnel may be exposed to natural hazards arrangements must be in place to manage the associated risk including To provide personnel with information on the risks and to ensure they are able to identify such hazards To ensure good housekeeping and workplace hygiene and to have in place arrangements for the regular disposal of rubbish To provide personnel with insect repellent as required Where appropriate to ensure that work areas are assessed for infestation e g wasps nests and bee hives and that any such sources are removed Where required first aid provisions

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  • Working Outdoors - Work Safety Hub
    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 Working Outdoors Top 8 safety tips for working outdoors this summer Tweet Today we discuss some of the requirements associated with the protection of personnel working outdoors By all reports we are in for a scorcher this year so lets get our activities on the table and make sure we have the right measures in place Lets talk about protection from the weather provision of facilities and protection from UV radiation Tags Management Systems Risk Management safe systems of work Working Outdoors Working Outdoors 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 January 2013 Safe Systems of Work Top 8 safety tips for working outdoors this summer Tweet Today we discuss some of the requirements associated with the protection of personnel working outdoors By all reports we are in for a scorcher this year so lets get our activities on the table and make sure

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/working-outdoors (2014-01-05)
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  • Safe Systems of Work - Work Safety Hub
    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 Safe Systems of Work Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 4 posts in this category Subcategories from this category Traffic Management Taking Advantage of Safety Management Systems to Promote Business Continuity Tweet There are critical dangers in the organisation that are huge enough to strike a blow to the most critical resources of the company and that is when a serious work incident happens in the workplace The real identifier of the resilience of the business is on the efficiency of the organisation s work health and safety management systems or WHSMS collaborating with proper Business Continuity Management or BCM Tags Business Continuity Management health and safety management system Safety Management Systems SafeWork Australia WHS Act 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 Safe Systems of Work Ongoing Free Training for Chemical Labelling Harmonised System Tweet The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals GHS was created by Work Health and Safety WHS to constitute a standard of chemical classification and hazard communication

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  • seven pillars of safety - Work Safety Hub
    at effective Hazard Management for SME s Tweet Risks and hazards exist in all workplaces and managing them is vital to address the health and safety requirements of your business Tags Management Systems Risk Management Safety Culture seven pillars of safety 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 Wednesday 05 December 2012 Hazard and Risk Management How to capture business benefits from a culture of consultation Tweet Workplace consultation involves developing and implementing effective consultation mechanisms which encourage cooperation engagement of workers and management across the workplace Discussion between management and workers on workplace health and safety WH S related issues are aimed at exchanging views and considering opinions Reaching a consensus serves to foster collaboration involvement and cooperation Tags Management Systems Safety Culture seven pillars of safety 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 29 October 2012 Management Systems How to be proactive about your OHS Tweet When it comes to health and safety rules in the workplace it s better to be proactive rather than reactive to avoid problems in your workplace Tags Management Systems sa Safety Culture seven pillars of safety 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 Tuesday 23 October 2012 Management Systems Why recording and reporting are vital in workplace safety Tweet Are you recording the right workplace safety data to reduce your premium Tags Management Systems Safety Culture seven pillars of safety 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 15 October 2012 Management Systems Why workplace safety should be part of the planning process Tweet WorkSafe have found that safety in many SMBs isn t delegated to a responsible party and is instead juggled on an ad hoc basis This lack of planning has far reaching impacts on a business ability to cut costs especially WorkCover premiums Here s how to integrate workplace safety into your other business functions Tags Management Systems Safety Culture seven seven pillars of safety 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 01 October 2012 Management Systems Do you measure up to the first pillar of workplace safety Tweet The current WorkSafe Victoria medium segment intervention strategy targets businesses with a remuneration of 1 20 million It encourages these businesses to integrate safety into their business management systems to ensure they practice

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/seven-pillars-of-safety (2014-01-05)
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