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  • Transport Minister - Work Safety Hub
    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 Transport Minister Brisbane Lord Mayor backs bus driver assault proposal Tweet Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has already given his moral support to the Transport Workers Union TWU to introduce mandated sentences for people who assault bus and taxi drivers This is considered a breakaway with the stance adopted by the Liberal National Party LNP of Queensland Tags Liberal National Party Mayor Graham Quirk Transport Minister Transport Workers Union TWU 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

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/transport-minister (2014-01-05)
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  • TWU - Work Safety Hub
    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 TWU Brisbane Lord Mayor backs bus driver assault proposal Tweet Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has already given his moral support to the Transport Workers Union TWU to introduce mandated sentences for people who assault bus and taxi drivers This is considered a breakaway with the stance adopted by the Liberal National Party LNP of Queensland Tags Liberal National Party Mayor Graham Quirk Transport Minister Transport Workers Union TWU 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 08

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/twu (2014-01-05)
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  • Paramedics call for greater protective clothing - Work Safety Hub
    Paramedics Union is campaigning for improved protective clothing for paramedics in cold climate areas such as Bombala Cooma Armidale Ashford and Guyra The union says almost 1 500 of its members in colder parts across the state are being placed at risk due to lack of necessary and needed equipment These garments are also required for their much effective work performance such as faster response to emergencies appropriate performance of medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities specifically in some regions with cold weather However this problem actually slows down the emergency healthcare workers because of the fear of putting themselves into health and safety harm Proper training won t be enough without the proper suits so to speak People s lives often depend on their quick reaction competent care and willingness to take action to emergency calls Yet paramedics are still immune to risks especially being exposed to environmental threats such as cold weather Their work is physically strenuous and can be stressing sometimes putting the condition at worst involving life or death situations The Ambulance Paramedics Union believes that the improvement of safety and protective clothing for them will become a big relief of what they say is an occupational health and safety issue The Policy Manager for the Ambulance Paramedics Union Corrie Richmond says the level of protective clothing offered is not adequate and must be improved She also questions the bias distribution of safety garment supplies to other emergency services such as the policemen firefighters and others which in fact has the same level of work hazards as to them At the moment they re providing one set of thermal undergarments in cold areas across the state Ms Richmond said Thermal garments are clothing close to skin which is used to trapped body heat to

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/paramedics-call-for-greater-protective-clothing (2014-01-05)
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  • New South Wales Ambulance Paramedics Union - Work Safety Hub
    workplace 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 New South Wales Ambulance Paramedics Union Paramedics call for greater protective clothing Tweet The New South Wales Ambulance Paramedics Union is campaigning for improved protective clothing for paramedics in cold climate areas such as Bombala Cooma Armidale Ashford and Guyra Tags Ambulance Paramedics Union New South Wales Ambulance Paramedics Union protective clothing protective clothing for paramedics 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 22 July 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/new-south-wales-ambulance-paramedics-union (2014-01-05)
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  • NMHC promotes a mentally healthly workplace - Work Safety Hub
    new national approach by business community and government to encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy for the benefit of the whole community and businesses The group is called Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance is a major collaboration of the business sector the mental health sector and the government The group will provide the business sector with practical guidance on mental health designed to drive sustainable changes in business culture and practice Currently they are developing an evidence based business case for promoting mentally healthy workplaces The alliance has a strong list of founding members They are the Safe Work Australia the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry the Australian Psychological Society beyondblue the Black Dog Institute the Business Council of Australia Comcare the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia the Mental Health Council of Australia SANE Australia and the University of New South Wales The alliance envisions all and every Australian workplace actively promoting a mentally healthy workplace Their members believe that mentally healthy workplaces can contribute to the mental health of all Australians If every workplace is mentally healthy an increased productivity can surely be expected NMHC CHairman Allan Fels said that the alliance sees Australian workplaces realizing fully the benefits of mentally healthy workplaces to individuals businesses and the community Chairman Fels reported that mental illness in Australia costs the economy over 20 billion a year A recent research from SANE Australia shows that majority of the people feel unsupported when mentally unwell Also less than half of managers 43 percent have an understanding of mental illness Hence with almost half of Australians likely to experience a mental illness in their lifetime the importance of having mentally healthy workplaces must all the more be considered Chairman Fels believes that mentally healthy workplaces will prevent harm to the mental health of the people by making sure that those who experience mental health difficulties are supported and through positive cultures that are conducive to mental wellbeing He believes that if a business will invest in mental health they will be more productive innovative and likely to recruit and retain the best and brightest people Actually there are already many businesses who have incorporated good practices regarding mental health and wellbeing into their operations The task of the alliance is to learn from them and promote to other organizations that can implement relevant strategies and good workplace culture The alliance has organized a program called The Call for Good Practice to draw all Australian businesses to share their experiences in promoting mental wellbeing It is open to all businesses until 28 July at www workplacementalhealth com au The alliance believes that it will help inform the development of practical resources for businesses to be released later in the year Aside from this program the alliance plans to perform research on evidence based actions which contribute to creating mentally healthy workplaces by the University of New South Wales and to create a report by PwC on

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/nmhc-promotes-a-mentally-healthly-workplace (2014-01-05)
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  • Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance - Work Safety Hub
    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 Workplace Alliance NMHC promotes a mentally healthly workplace Tweet The National Mental Health Commission NMHC has officially launched a new national approach by business community and government to encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy for the benefit of the whole community and businesses The group is called Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance Tags Australian workplaces Australian workplaces Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance National Mental Health Commission National Mental Health Commission Safe Work Australia The Call for Good Practice The Call for Good Practice 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 08 July 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing NMHC promotes a mentally healthly workplace Tweet The National Mental Health Commission NMHC has officially launched a new national approach by business community and government to encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy for the benefit of the whole community and businesses The group is called

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/mentally-healthy-workplace-alliance (2014-01-05)
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  • The Call for Good Practice - Work Safety Hub
    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 The Call for Good Practice NMHC promotes a mentally healthly workplace Tweet The National Mental Health Commission NMHC has officially launched a new national approach by business community and government to encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy for the benefit of the whole community and businesses The group is called Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance Tags Australian workplaces Australian workplaces Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance National Mental Health Commission National Mental Health Commission Safe Work Australia The Call for Good Practice The Call for Good Practice 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 08 July 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing NMHC promotes a mentally healthly workplace Tweet The National Mental Health Commission NMHC has officially launched a new national approach by business community and government to encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy for the benefit of the whole community and businesses The group is called

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/the-call-for-good-practice (2014-01-05)
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  • WHO held the annual No Smoking Day; Australia targets to eliminate smoking in every workplace - Work Safety Hub
    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 24 June 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing WHO held the annual No Smoking Day Australia targets to eliminate smoking in every workplace Tweet Every year on May 31 the world recognizes the World No Tobacco Day WNTD It is a program of the World Health Organization WHO which was created in 1987 by the member states of WHO As a program WNTD aims to encourage smokers around the world to abstain from all forms of tobacco consumption during the whole 24 hour period Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally It is currently responsible for killing one out of 10 adults 10 worldwide By partnering with other global organizations the WHO draws the attention of the people around the world due to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use WNTD will highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use which currently leads to an annual estimated deaths of 5 4 million worldwide There will be advocacies on creating effective policies in reducing tobacco consumptions For the past twenty years WNTD has been received both with enthusiasm and resistance around the world from governments public health organizations smokers growers and the tobacco industry Meanwhile in Australia the goal is not just to abstain from smoking for one day but ultimately to eliminate smoking in every workplace to promote good health and safety of the workers Smoking is prohibited in most indoor workplaces Second hand tobacco smoking was proven to be hazardous to health Hence Safe Work Australia aims to ensure workers are not exposed to second hand tobacco smoke in every workplace To further implement this prohibition the work health and safety legislation is created for the purpose of creating a safe and healthy environment for workers that will be eliminating or minimizing the risks to health and safety Safe Work Australia is currently updating the Guidance Note on the Elimination of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace which provides advice on eliminating second hand tobacco smoke in the workplace Another is the creation of Quit Smoking programs advice and services is an important way of providing a safe and healthy workplace and encouraging health and well being Quitnow a government website of Australia offers information on quit smoking programs and resources Tags Organization Organization Safe Work Australia Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace WNTD WNTD Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Mark McCabe s Stance on ACT Construction Safety Laws Mark McCabe is currently the ACT Work Safety Commissioner and the senior director of Work Safe ACT the work safety and

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/who-held-the-annual-no-smoking-day-australia-targets-to-eliminate-smoking-in-every-workplace (2014-01-05)
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