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  • Work Safe Australia - Work Safety Hub
    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 Work Safe Australia Work Can Sometimes Be Rough and Itchy Tweet Contact dermatitis is the most common form of occupational skin disease OSD Occupational skin disease OSD comprised for a significant proportion of occupational disease in most countries Tags Contact dermatitis occupational disease occupational skin disease Work Safe Australia 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 06 May 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Five Important Neglected Items in Work Health and Safety Manuals Tweet It has always been a standard among health and safety training manuals to incorporate information on personal protective equipment PPE emergency evacuation and incident reporting Tags equipment Work Health and Safety Manuals work health and safety performance Work Safe Australia 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 06 May 2013 Reviews Audits and Inspections Feeling Hot Under Your Collar Tweet Many of the refrigerants traditionally used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems in Australian work places are non flammable non toxic synthetic greenhouse gases SGGs

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/work-safe-australia (2014-01-05)
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  • Concerned Workers on Asbestos Laced Pits; 8th National Safe Work Awards Winners Announced - Work Safety Hub
    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 06 May 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Concerned Workers on Asbestos Laced Pits 8th National Safe Work Awards Winners Announced Tweet Concerned workers of Tasmania have sought the help of UNIONS Tasmania Tasmanian branch of ACTU to get assurance that the removal of asbestos is being done safely at the worksites of National Broadband Network The rollout and construction of fire optic resulted to dug up streets where asbestos lined telephone pits are being fixed Some 45 Tasmanian suburbs and towns are currently affected by the diggings for the NBN rollout The UNIONS secretary Kevin Harkins said I rang Workplace Standards and asked them to investigate it thoroughly and I couldn t say what s happened since then I haven t heard back in detail Mr Harkins issued a report to the Workplace Standards regarding about fortnight ago after he received a call from an NBN worker who was concerned with being exposed to asbestos More calls from concerned workers with same concerns occurred in the last week of April Hence Mr Harkins had become more worried and said If they were satisfied in their own mind that the process was keeping them safe they wouldn t be ringing me I rang Workplace Standards and asked them to investigate it thoroughly and I couldn t say what s happened since then I haven t heard back in detail Nothing out of the ordinary was the only reply of Workplace Standards spokeswoman regarding the unearthing of asbestos in worksites Meanwhile senior Workplace Standards inspector Ivan Ebdon said through a letter that asbestos was being handled with caution during the NBN rollout Mr Ebdon explained that telephone pits were being wet cut before being exposed to digging to keep any asbestos safely in the pit Dry pits could be sprayed with a liquefied PVA adhesive to bind asbestos fibres To alert the public asbestos removal signs were erected Wearing protective gear is a must for any labourer working on asbestos removal Three Winners from Queensland Three Queenslanders adjudged winners of the recently concluded 8th National Safe Work Awards Origin Alliance Zemek Engineering Pty Ltd and Paul Gear from the Gold Coast City Council were the recipients of awards for Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System Best Workplace Health and Safety Practice s in a Small Business and Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety by a Work Health and Safety Manager respectively The Safe Work Awards show just what can be achieved when government and industry work together to make safer workplaces said Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jarrod Bleijie

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  • asbestos - Work Safety Hub
    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 asbestos Concerned Workers on Asbestos Laced Pits 8th National Safe Work Awards Winners Announced Tweet Concerned workers of Tasmania have sought the help of UNIONS Tasmania Tasmanian branch of ACTU to get assurance that the removal of asbestos is being done safely at the worksites of National Broadband Network Tags asbestos National Safe Work Awards removal of asbestos UNIONS Tasmania Workplace Standards 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 06 May 2013 Occupational

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/asbestos (2014-01-05)
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  • removal of asbestos - Work Safety Hub
    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 removal of asbestos Concerned Workers on Asbestos Laced Pits 8th National Safe Work Awards Winners Announced Tweet Concerned workers of Tasmania have sought the help of UNIONS Tasmania Tasmanian branch of ACTU to get assurance that the removal of asbestos is being done safely at the worksites of National Broadband Network Tags asbestos National Safe Work Awards removal of asbestos UNIONS Tasmania Workplace Standards 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 06 May 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/removal-of-asbestos (2014-01-05)
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  • UNIONS Tasmania - Work Safety Hub
    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 UNIONS Tasmania Top 10 Work Safety and Security Tips for Injured Workers Tweet WorkCover Tasmania has commissioned Worker Assist to be a service funded entity to render assistance on work safety issues Unions Tasmania primarily operates this and its main purpose is to help injured workers explore through Tasmania s workers compensation system Worker Assist has been operational for around 18 months already It proved to be helping many workers with different work safety issues Tags UNIONS Tasmania Work Safety and Security Tips work safety issues WorkCover Assistant WorkCover Tasmania Worker Assist 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 August 2013 Responsibility Authority and Commitment Concerned Workers on Asbestos Laced Pits 8th National Safe Work Awards Winners Announced Tweet Concerned workers of Tasmania have sought the help of UNIONS Tasmania Tasmanian branch of ACTU to get assurance that

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/unions-tasmania (2014-01-05)
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  • Better Safety Legislation for Pregnant Workers - Work Safety Hub
    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 15 April 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Better Safety Legislation for Pregnant Workers Tweet The Fair Work Act seeks that workplaces in Australia should be more worker and family friendly through its imposed legislative changes introduced in the Parliament The proposed amendments were highlighted during the second reading of the legislative bill last 21 March 2013 The changes propose to ensure a safe workplace and thus empower the organisation s workers Details of the changes include improved flexibility in connection with parental leaves It also seeks to protect pregnant women to transfer safely to a job The amendments seek also to expand rights of pregnant women to benefit from more flexible working arrangements This covers working parents workers with caring responsibilities middle age mature age workers and those who have disabilities and suffering from domestic violence This privilege is only applicable to pregnant employees with the right to transfer to safer jobs if they have enough proof that they cannot work in their usual role due to safety risks arising from pregnancy or an illness The pregnant employee must have rendered at least 12 month s service among other things However to expand the rights of pregnant workers the enhanced legislative bill will also cover those who have rendered less than 12 months service at the time of birth The employee in this situation would be entitled for unpaid no safe job leave should there be no safe job available for the pregnant worker The legislative changes will also deal with workplace

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/better-safety-legislation-for-pregnant-workers (2014-01-05)
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  • Pregnant Workers - Work Safety Hub
    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 Pregnant Workers Better Safety Legislation for Pregnant Workers Tweet The Fair Work Act seeks that workplaces in Australia should be more worker and family friendly through its imposed legislative changes introduced in the Parliament The proposed amendments were highlighted during the second reading of the legislative bill last 21 March 2013 Tags Fair Work Act Fair Work Amendment Bill 201 Pregnant Workers Safety Legislation for Pregnant Workers 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 April

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/pregnant-workers (2014-01-05)
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  • Feeling Hot Under Your Collar? - Work Safety Hub
    significant change for work health and safety standards A new draft code is being developed and will be proposed as an approved code of practice under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act the WHS Act THE AIRAH Australian Institute of Refrigeration Airconditioning and Heating has released the draft Code of Practice for Flammable Refrigerants subject to feedback and comments and will close on 15 April 2013 It was proposed to be legislated in collaboration with the industry and Work Safe Australia to inform the public on managing work health and safety risks associated with the manufacture installation design operation and disposal of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems that has flammable refrigerant The Code specifically referred to all stationary refrigerating systems of all sizes including airconditioners and heat pumps that are to be charged with flammable refrigerants with a refrigerant classification of A2 A2L or A3 or any other refrigerant that meets the criteria to be classified as A2 A2L or A3 refrigerant It also applies to larger systems such as chillers and plant room equipment where all the applicable regulations and standards that can be complied with Flammable refrigerants pose significant risks if applied inappropriately in refrigeration and airconditioning equipment especially in white collar offices that is not designed for their use Even so if it is located in places where they are at risk of catching fire Equipment designed for use with flammable refrigerants requires additional safety features applicable to work offices beyond that normally required when using non flammable refrigerants in order for the associated risks to be kept as low as is reasonably practical Refrigeration and air conditioning equipment designed for use with CFC s HCFC s or HFC s will most likely not have been designed to be used with flammable refrigerants These systems and equipment should not be used with flammable refrigerants unless all of the following is met or exceeded 1 The equipment manufacturer approves the specific model s of equipment for use with flammable refrigerant 2 The equipment manufacturer provides written installation instructions 3 The technician is specifically trained to safely handle and use flammable refrigerants 4 The system complies with all current applicable standards and regulations To mitigate the risk of carcinogenic refrigerants and therefore limit the use of workplace flammable refrigerant airconditioners some of the risk factors that will need to be addressed in work health and safety include 1 The source of the heat 2 Nature of the work undertaken 3 Duration of exposure to heat 4 Physical condition and capability of the worker 5 Experience of problems arising from work in hot environments Control measures as outlined in the Occupational Health Safety OHS Regulations 2001 clause 47 include 1 Providing adequate ventilation and air movement in indoor environments that may become hot appropriate work and rest regimes relative to the physical fitness general health medication taken and body weight of each employee exposed to heat are implemented 2 Employers should look at some specific

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/feeling-hot-under-your-collar (2014-01-05)
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