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  • Airconditioning - Work Safety Hub
    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 Airconditioning 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 that have a high global warming potential GWP The use of alternative low GWP refrigerants is increasing due to the growing national and international concern regarding the resulting atmospheric effects of SGGs Some low GWP alternative refrigerants are flammable and this represents a significant change for work health and safety standards Tags Airconditioning Australian Institute of Refrigeration refrigeration and air conditioning equipment work health and safety Work Health and Safety Act Work Safe Australia Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/airconditioning (2014-01-05)
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  • Work Health and Safety Act - Work Safety Hub
    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 Work Health and Safety Act 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 that have a high global warming potential GWP The use of alternative low GWP refrigerants is increasing due to the growing national and international concern regarding the resulting atmospheric effects of SGGs Some low GWP alternative refrigerants are flammable and this represents a significant change for work health and safety standards Tags Airconditioning Australian Institute of Refrigeration refrigeration and air conditioning equipment work health and safety Work Health and Safety Act Work Safe Australia Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional

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  • Workplace Stalking -- What can you do? - Work Safety Hub
    types Intimacy seekers are in love with their victims and desire a relationship They are often mentally ill and oblivious to their victims lack of interest Some can become enraged at their would be partner s indifference to their interest Resentful stalkers typically harass bosses co workers ex spouses They think anyone has failed them in some way Threats and property damages are more frequent with this type and they are capable of physical assault They often suffer from severe paranoia and are quite resistant to treatment Predatory stalkers are the worst kind may follow their victims for weeks or months in preparation for an assault usually sexual They tend to have histories of criminal sexual convictions and require treatment appropriate to sex offenders In setting an environment in your work organisation in which a victim will feel that she or he will receive your support it is vital to establish a harassment policy publish it and ensure that workers adhere to it adapt the WorkplaceOHS Sample Bullying and Workplace Harassment Policy in your organisation Just having a policy is not enough employees must have to feel that their story will be heard and believed Stalkers have to know that their behaviour will never be tolerated and that there will be negative repercussions including performance assessment and possible police involvement Managers will feel they are in a difficult situation when both the stalker and the victim are their immediate subordinates or worse from the point of view of their authority if the stalker is someone who is senior to the manager Who should they believe If the stalker is a senior employee who should they bring the matter up with How unpleasant such a situation could be the manager has a duty to act failure to investigate complaints or to take prompt action to deal with complaints is likely to be perceived as condoning or tolerating the behaviour The usual intermediate is the Human Resources Department When a senior manager is involved the human resources manager may find it necessary to bring in the chief executive or even the board This is where having a clearly articulated grievance procedure is important the matter should be handled within these parameters Obviously if a situation gets to this point it is going to be stressful for everyone involved If managers within an organisation feel that the situation is outside their expertise then they should consider external assistance If there is violence the police should be called If the situation has not escalated to this level it may still be worthwhile to gain assistance from risk management consultants specialising in human interactions It is important to note that managers and supervisors must collaborate with each other should they become aware of an employee that is stalked even if no complaint has been made Victims may be reluctant to complain for fear of being disbelieved or made a scapegoat They may also feel that if the stalker is external to the workplace then the

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  • stalkers - Work Safety Hub
    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 stalkers Workplace Stalking What can you do Tweet Workplace stalkers usually have some psychological problem ranging from personality disorders to serious mental illness Australian researchers have identified some distinct types Tags serious mental illness stalkers Workplace Harassment Policy Workplace

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/stalkers (2014-01-05)
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  • Workplace Stalking - Work Safety Hub
    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 Workplace Stalking Workplace Stalking What can you do Tweet Workplace stalkers usually have some psychological problem ranging from personality disorders to serious mental illness Australian researchers have identified some distinct types Tags serious mental illness stalkers Workplace Harassment Policy

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  • Drug Testing Secures Work Place Safety - Work Safety Hub
    being of the worker but the mental state of the people surrounding you as well The very people who have strong influence to an employee s actions and relationships with co workers peers and family are the very people who may have possible access points to prohibited drugs Take for instance some people take methamphetamine outside of work occasionally However the stimulant effect of these drugs can last anywhere between seven and 24 hours and the coming down time may have a serious effect on their ability to perform at optimum levels However some workers are yet cynical as according to these people workplace drug testing establishes a relationship that owns the employee He is subjected somehow as a property of the company rather than a valued contributor This goes to saying that drug testing is an infringement of an individual s bodily integrity and his or her right to privacy Furthermore workplace drug testing shows a lack of management competence It relies on flawed tests that don t even distinguish between the drug impaired and non impaired The anti drug testing folks advocate that while there is sufficient evidence that drugs play a crucial role in workplace accidents and injuries there is also a growing body of evidence indicating other factors may play a more important factor such as dangerous working conditions insufficient training and supervision of employees fatigue and poor working conditions and procedures With compelling reason those in favour of mandatory drug testing in the workplace generally base their arguments strongly on security productivity and safety In workplaces where employees work with heavy machinery drug testing has a profound effect on workplace accidents Employers that implement regular pre employment or spot drug testing experience roughly half of the workplace injuries of employers who do not implement drug testing Worker s compensation claims also drop when drug abusers are eliminated from employee payrolls Medical studies show that drug abusers are five times more likely than non users to make worker s compensation claims Even in work environments where no heavy machinery is involved drug testing is indispensable in workplace safety Medical studies have found a direct relationship between workplace violence and employee drug abuse reported 66 of employees arrested in incidences of workplace violence tested positive for drug use An effective drug testing program promotes a multitude of benefits other than a safe productive workplace More than half of the organisations in Australia conduct drug testing on all job candidates More than one quarter of these organisations do not have a pre employment drug testing program By monitoring industry trends medical institutions can maintain the program effectiveness by understanding which drugs are being abused and modifying the testing panel based on available information Similarly laws and regulations will help dictate what can be tested and how that examination should be conducted Drug testing itself has become a significant part of an employer s Work Health and Safety obligations since the inception of Workplace Health and Safety legislation According

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  • drug testing - Work Safety Hub
    more productive workplace can help minimise employee turnover and absenteeism reduce employer risk and lower workers compensation incidence rates Employment drug testing is a powerful risk tool that brings far reaching organisational benefits The safety of workplace likewise hinge on a drug free zone It has been mandatory in majority of the companies to undergo drug testing either for pre screening or random suspicion less testing Work in a place that is prone to drug buy bust operations or inhabited by discrete drug lords is satirically and obviously unsafe Safety is not only confined to the physical well being of the worker but the mental state of the people surrounding you as well The very people who have strong influence to an employee s actions and relationships with co workers peers and family are the very people who may have possible access points to prohibited drugs Take for instance some people take methamphetamine outside of work occasionally However the stimulant effect of these drugs can last anywhere between seven and 24 hours and the coming down time may have a serious effect on their ability to perform at optimum levels Tags drug testing drug testing safety of workplace safety of workplace Work Place Safety Work Place Safety workplace drug testing workplace drug testing 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 Friday 08 March 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Drug Testing Secures Work Place Safety Tweet Promoting a safer more productive workplace can help minimise employee turnover and absenteeism reduce employer risk and lower workers compensation incidence rates Employment drug testing is a powerful risk tool that brings far reaching organisational benefits The safety of workplace

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  • 2012 Comcare Conference to focus on psychological injuries - Work Safety Hub
    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 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 21 August 2012 Occupational Health and Wellbeing 2012 Comcare Conference to focus on psychological injuries Tweet The Australian Comcare Conference this year 19 th to 21 st September at the Sydney Convention Centre has a theme of Build Connect and Support Lead the Conversation and more than 500 delegates from around Australia are expected to attend This year the focus will be on mental health with other themes looking at wellbeing Build capability and awareness Connect people for better work ability Support people in recovery and return to work Speakers will discuss perceptions around psychological injuries social inclusion ageing workforce and rehabilitation Delegates will be encouraged to think differently about these areas and how they can be addressed The participants will also have opportunities to network with other OHS professionals and look at work health and safety issues According to the Comcare the objectives of the conference are to 1 Examine contemporary issues and explore continuous improvement opportunities to better manage psychological injury 2 Contribute to improving individual and organisational resilience 3 Raise awareness to recognise the importance of effective people management as critical success factors for organisations managing workplace injuries 4 Provide participants with

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