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  • Uncategorized - Page 7 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Uncategorized Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 0 post in this category Subcategories from this category Uncategorized Early Childhood Prosecutions Ergonomics Safe Systems of Work Traffic Management Emergency Preparedness Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers Hazard and Risk Management Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations Responsibility Authority and Commitment Training and Competence Documentation Document Control and Records Incident Management and Performance Management Communication Consultation and Involvement Capital Projects and Business Transactions Plant and Equipment Hazardous Materials Management Occupational Health and Wellbeing Facilities and the Working Environment Reviews Audits and Inspections and 3 other subcategories National Statistics Management Systems Recently Added OHS consultants must be Certified Professionals Tweet Tags AOHSEAB Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board Certified OHS Professional Legal Requirements OHS Body of Knowledge OHS BoK OHS Professionals Professional Advice Safe Work Australia Safe Work Australia Safety Institute of Australia SIA WorkSafe Victoria 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 Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations November December Most Dangerous Time of the Year Tweet According to a study conducted by WorkSafe Victoria November and December are the most dangerous

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/categories?layout=listings&start=12 (2014-01-05)
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  • Uncategorized - Page 8 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Uncategorized Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 0 post in this category Subcategories from this category Uncategorized Early Childhood Prosecutions Ergonomics Safe Systems of Work Traffic Management Emergency Preparedness Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers Hazard and Risk Management Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations Responsibility Authority and Commitment Training and Competence Documentation Document Control and Records Incident Management and Performance Management Communication Consultation and Involvement Capital Projects and Business Transactions Plant and Equipment Hazardous Materials Management Occupational Health and Wellbeing Facilities and the Working Environment Reviews Audits and Inspections and 3 other subcategories National Statistics Management Systems Recently Added Process for Anti Bullying Complaints Released Tweet Approved policies on how to deal with bullying complaints are already available to the public for comments It basically covers how the Fair Work Commission proposes to handle complaints on bullying Initial Assessment and Application Tags bullying complaints bullying complaints complaints on bullying complaints on bullying Fair Work Commission Process for Anti Bullying Complaints 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 Management Systems Fishermen Training Sessions On Work Safety

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/categories?layout=listings&start=14 (2014-01-05)
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  • Uncategorized - Page 9 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Uncategorized Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 0 post in this category Subcategories from this category Uncategorized Early Childhood Prosecutions Ergonomics Safe Systems of Work Traffic Management Emergency Preparedness Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers Hazard and Risk Management Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations Responsibility Authority and Commitment Training and Competence Documentation Document Control and Records Incident Management and Performance Management Communication Consultation and Involvement Capital Projects and Business Transactions Plant and Equipment Hazardous Materials Management Occupational Health and Wellbeing Facilities and the Working Environment Reviews Audits and Inspections and 3 other subcategories National Statistics Management Systems Recently Added 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 QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Monday 11 November 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Life Savers At Risk On Violent Situations Tweet Over the past two years some 74 incidents of workplace violence or

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  • Uncategorized - Page 10 - 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 Uncategorized Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 0 post in this category Subcategories from this category Uncategorized Early Childhood Prosecutions Ergonomics Safe Systems of Work Traffic Management Emergency Preparedness Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers Hazard and Risk Management Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations Responsibility Authority and Commitment Training and Competence Documentation Document Control and Records Incident Management and Performance Management Communication Consultation and Involvement Capital Projects and Business Transactions Plant and Equipment Hazardous Materials Management Occupational Health and Wellbeing Facilities and the Working Environment Reviews Audits and Inspections and 3 other subcategories National Statistics Management Systems Recently Added Petroleum Leasing Company Punished for Faulty Pipeline Installation Tweet Due to a fatality caused by attempts to dislodge underground pipe with a chain connected to an excavator a coal seam gas company CSG was convicted and fined Hence it led to the arrival of the decision from Industrial Court of NSW to fully implement the NSW safety laws for the coal seam gas industry Tags coal seam gas company coal seam gas industry Faulty Pipeline Petroleum Leasing Company 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 11 November 2013 Prosecutions Prosecutions in Work Health

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/categories?layout=listings&start=18 (2014-01-05)
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  • Uncategorized - Page 71 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Uncategorized Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 0 post in this category Subcategories from this category Uncategorized Early Childhood Prosecutions Ergonomics Safe Systems of Work Traffic Management Emergency Preparedness Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers Hazard and Risk Management Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations Responsibility Authority and Commitment Training and Competence Documentation Document Control and Records Incident Management and Performance Management Communication Consultation and Involvement Capital Projects and Business Transactions Plant and Equipment Hazardous Materials Management Occupational Health and Wellbeing Facilities and the Working Environment Reviews Audits and Inspections and 3 other subcategories National Statistics Management Systems Recently Added 4 Crucial steps to managing visitor safety in your workplace Tweet The OH S acts do not distinguish between your responsibilities to your employees contractors or visitors If you are in control of your workplace you must be in control of your visitors Here we suggest some time proven effective measures which you should apply to all your visitors for the duration of their visit to your workplace You need to ensure that visitors are aware of their

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/categories?layout=listings&start=140 (2014-01-05)
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  • High Winds Cause A Range of Workplace Hazards - Work Safety Hub
    of a machinery In 2008 three bricklayers on a Botany construction site narrowly escaped serious injury when a wind gust caused the wall they were building to collapse forcing them to jump 1 8 metres from scaffolding Wind speeds are often stronger and faster at heights so operating cranes or using powered access platforms need additional caution to prevent over tipping Mr Watson said Materials that are leaning against a wall that is under construction or side loads may lead to collapse of the wall or scaffolding If you are working in a worksite that has a lot of gusty winds all nearby hazard prone factors must be addressed like standing too close to trees loads and overhead power lines These are the precautionary measures 1 Protect eyes from debris and dust by wearing eye protection 2 Ensure strong structures by checking surrounding structures during strong winds 3 Restrain objects that can be easily blown away by strong winds 4 Wear protective gear against falls 5 Do not stand near stacks of materials and structures Mr Watson concluded his statements with It is essential that businesses conduct a site specific risk assessment ensure adequate planning and preparation to ensure all

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  • Promoting Work Safety Awareness in New Border Safety - Work Safety Hub
    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 26 August 2013 Reviews Audits and Inspections Promoting Work Safety Awareness in New Border Safety Tweet A project will start that will promote awareness among local construction firms regarding the ease and similarities of worker on either side of the border in Yarrawonga Victoria Inspectors from Victoria WorkCover Authority VWA and WorkCover NSW will visit construction sites in Mulwala Yarrawonga Barooga and Cobram to conduct site inspections from 26 to 30 August Shane Gillard VWA Regional Director said that inspectors will visit to do some interviews from businesses as well He said Many businesses are based in one state but undertake work in the other hence the reason for the joint agency approach to address any confusion they have around the differences between Victorian and NSW safety laws Inspectors from both organisations will be visiting commercial domestic and civil construction sites throughout the Yarrawonga region next week and they are looking forward to answering any questions these businesses may have The Regional Director also believes that the project will help to reduce the hazardous fatalities and injuries caused by unsafe work practices Mr Gillard further said We will talk to builders and sub contractors about recognising managing and controlling construction hazards and risks on both sides of the border using Safe Work Method Statements and supplying a simple inspection checklist to make things easier The checklist will also be used by inspectors to ensure that there is a consistent approach to health and safety across the region There were 1 209 injuries and illnesses in the NSW construction industry in the three years to 2010 2011 according to the numbers reported by WorkCover These include three fatalities in southwest NSW These three fatalities demanded a value of 14 3 million to the NSW workers compensation system John Watson WorkCover NSW s Work Health and Safety Division General Manager explained that the risks and controls on construction sites were consistent regardless of which state builders have worked in He said There is a perception among some businesses that they must comply with a completely different set of safety requirements when they work across the border this projects aim to address those misperceptions and help construction businesses understand that the requirements for a safe worksite in NSW are same as those in Victoria Victoria statistics showed that there were 34 construction worker injury claims in Victoria s Moira Shire region at a cost of more than 900 000 in five years prior to 2012 to 2013 Tags New Border Safety New Border Safety Victoria WorkCover Authority Victoria WorkCover Authority work health and safety Work Safety Awareness Work Safety Awareness WorkCover NSW WorkCover NSW 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

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  • Avoiding Tyre Pyrolysis Explosions in the Work Site - Work Safety Hub
    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 26 August 2013 Hazard and Risk Management Avoiding Tyre Pyrolysis Explosions in the Work Site Tweet Certain incidences like contact with overhead power lines may cause truck tyres cranes and other heavy vehicles to be caught on fire and thus lead to explosion As of to date five workers have already been killed over the past years A number of more workers were injured as heat develops in tyres that may lead to a phenomenon known as pyrolysis Excess heat build up may lead to pyrolysis or when heat is applied to a tyre Decomposition of compounds will be the result of heat build up and the compounds in it such as rubber will have the tendency to create flammable vapour gas and oils The quantity of this fuel to the air used to inflate the tyres is dangerous and may end up to explosive limits A tyre explosion can release huge amounts of energy This often results to damage of the equipment deaths or serious injuries within the radius of 300 metres Pyrolysis induced explosions happen unexpectedly it can be as fast in a split second and could last up to 24 hours after heat was compressed to the tyres Prior to the explosion the combustion can occur with no obvious signs of fire on the external of the tyre Oxy acetylene heating wheel nuts wheel motor fires overheating brakes and welding on wheel rims are the most common sources of heat that causes tyre pyrolysis Some other incidents include a rubber tyred vehicle that has been involved in high voltage electrical work which results from

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