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  • Mine safety: Measures to Prevent another Pike River Tragedy - Work Safety Hub
    Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Wednesday 20 March 2013 Incident Management and Performance Management Mine safety Measures to Prevent another Pike River Tragedy Tweet The methane explosion that killed 29 men last November 2010 still haunts the memories of The Pike River coalmine disaster in New Zealand In line with this tragedy the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy issued its report last year This report contained approximately 16 recommendations for coal mining and work health and safety The issue on mining safety was brought up again in Australia after the results of the tragedy were released It has come to the attention of Australian legislators to propose changes in regulations and harmonise mining work and health safety laws However this raised conflicting views from industry groups citing this could further result to over regulation To make matters not complicated the lawmakers should only address two questions Are the current work safety laws in Australia sufficient enough to counter a similar disaster like the Pike River Are the proposed changes to the policies of work safety necessary enough New South Wales the Commonwealth Queensland the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory were the first to introduce the model work health and safety laws January of last year South Australia and Tasmania later followed the bandwagon Victoria State is still uncertain about the laws and will not apply it in its current standard and structure Western Australia even sought a consultant to determine the impact of the model work health safety laws It will take time for them before they can formally introduce the proposed changes in the provisions Going into the specifics of the proposed changes main concepts of the proposed regulations include specific provisions for mining industry s risk management systems consultation provisions routine data collections and emergency response plans Safe Work Australia and the National Mine Safety Framework have already collaborated to write the draft on Model Work Health and Safety Regulations Mining which is to be adopted by all jurisdictions Additionally the draft incorporates also specific risk controls for mining hazards gauging from previous mining tragedies learned from Moura No 2 1994 Gretley 1996 and Beaconsfield 2006 The Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps acknowledged Queensland to already have the best mine safety legislation in Australia He added that it would not be changing its mining regulation for the sake of harmonisation His public statement was further supported along by the establishment of a cabinet committee that will trim down regulatory burdens in the mining industry This also follows helping mining companies to slash down costs of operations Are there still other loopholes in the current Aussie mining regulations Tags coal mining Mine safety mining safety Pike River Coal Mine tragedy Pike River coalmine disaster work health and safety Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Audit on QLD Work Health Safety Law Changes The Queensland

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  • Ongoing Free Training for Chemical Labelling Harmonised System - Work Safety Hub
    Monday 13 May 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 It was also mandated to gradually replace the current systems for classifying the hazards of workplace chemicals and thus standardise the presentation of hazard information on labelling However the dilemma lies in certain states which are not adopting the model WHS legislation The introduction of the GHS posts a problem Labels and safety data sheets however were formatted according to the new format Consequently interstate and overseas customers urge that requirements of the GHS should be complied with To solve this issue Safe Work Australia is currently hosting a series of training sessions to educate organisations on hazard classification labelling requirements for workplace chemicals in the model Work Health and Safety Legislation and work safety data sheets The following are the objectives of the comprehensive training session 1 Fully comprehend the GHS and its purpose 2 Learn the hazard identification systems that have been adopted in Australia for 20 years and learn the relationship with the GHS and 3 Understand the ways to translate chemical hazard classifications to the GHS For each session the training would last 2 5 to 3 hours and it is further divided into two main parts PART I GHS Introduction This is an orientation of the overview of the GHS its scope and learning about the new hazard information which now appears on safety data sheets and chemical labels PART II Hazardous Chemical Classification The second part of the training session targets those who are directly involved in hazardous chemical classification This is also useful to those who would want to learn how the GHS interrelates to the new hazard systems used in Australia It further explains how chemicals that currently have an Australian classification can be translated to comply with the requirements of the GHS Part of the discussion will include classification of hazard mixtures This is where practical application of theories comes in General chemical users may opt not to participate in this particular session Some things to prepare before participating into the training sessions Classification of Hazardous Chemicals under the WHS Regulations Guidelines and one of the following Code of Practice Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals or Code of Practice Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals or Classification and labelling for workplace hazardous chemicals poster and optional GHS 3rd Revised Edition coloured purple These information sessions are being administered by and delivered on behalf of Safe Work Australia by Noel Arnold Associates To register for a particular session send an email with your name position and company contact details to the Safe Work Australia website Slots are very limited and registration is required Tags Chemical Labelling Harmonised System Globally Harmonised System hazards of workplace chemicals Labelling of Chemicals work health and safety Subscribe to

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  • WHS Legislation Updates: Code of Practice Drafts - Work Safety Hub
    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 10 June 2013 Documentation Document Control and Records WHS Legislation Updates Code of Practice Drafts Tweet Western Australia finished its draft for Work Health and Safety WHS legislation for all industries The legislative document Introduction into Parliament will be launched this year but the timing of release will hinge on the progress of the finalisation of its succeeding legislation for the mining industry Meanwhile the local government of Victoria stated that it will support the policies of national harmonisation It will not accept the national model for workplace health and safety laws in its raw form The code of practice in Managing Risks in Stevedoring will be issued for the comments of the public and will be subjected to amendments Public comments will be accepted for a turnaround time of six weeks Safe Work Australia elevated the advice on managing fatigue at work to a guide from its status of being a model Code of Practice The Guide on Managing the Risks of Fatigue at Work was published to be read by Safe Work Australia members These members will undergo consultations in their respective jurisdictions An estimated twenty model Codes of Practice are now accessible by organisations ready for implementation Some twelve Draft Codes of Practice have already been legislated by the members of Safe Work Australia which will be subject for approval of Select Council on Workplace Relations Upon approval of the Select Council it will transform into model WHS Code of Practice The Codes of Practice apply to both States and Territories that already enforced harmonised work health and safety legislation At its current run rate harmonised laws apply in all of Australia except in Victoria and Western Australia It outlines practical guide for Australians who owe responsibilities under the legislation to comply with standards of work health welfare and safety A court of justice may accept a Code of Practice as evidence of what can be considered as work hazard risk and control It may also be used by the court in identifying if duty holder has complied with the work standard of care The model code that was drafted by Safe Work Australia will be acceptable within a jurisdiction upon its formal adaptation of that Code Tags Code of Practice Drafts mining industry WHS Legislation work health and safety Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Mine safety Measures to Prevent another Pike River Tragedy The methane explosion that killed 29 men last November 2010 still haunts the memories of The Pike River coalmine disaster in New Zealand In line wi By Robert O neill on Mar 20 in Incident Management and Performance Management Audit on QLD Work Health

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/whs-legislation-updates-code-of-practice-drafts (2014-01-05)
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  • Beyond Ordinary Part 4: Breaching the Defences - Active Failures and Latent Conditions - Work Safety Hub
    outcomes or potential outcomes of their decisions Whereas particular active failures tend to be unique to a specific event the same latent conditions if undiscovered and uncorrected can contribute to a number of different accidents For example a case study of the Nakina Ontario Derailment in Canada 1930 where a rail bed was built on a portion of a beaver dam Apparently the design rules at the time said you could do this While the beavers were there they kept that area in good condition so the rail bed was able to support the train and the beavers themselves acted as the repair people So the bed was quite functional and worked well Over time the railroad decided that they wanted to get rid of the beavers because of the potential problems the beavers could cause to the sleepers So they got rid of the beavers The problem was when you got rid of the beavers who looked after the dam Nobody So the dam weakened They had a decent rain downpour which washed away the dam and there was nothing left underneath the rails So the train came around the corner and saw the rails one metre above the

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/beyond-ordinary-part-4-breaching-the-defences-active-failures-and-latent-conditions?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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  • Incident Management and Performance Management - Page 2 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Incident Management and Performance Management Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 12 posts in this category Beyond Ordinary Part 2 Organisational Accidents Tweet All organisations produce something whether it s either goods or services The problem is that the production process whatever it is even if it s in the government sector giving out advice that s still a process and it s still providing a service exposes people to risk Tags Accident Causation Barriers and Defences James Reason Organisational Accidents Safety Science 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 Sunday 08 December 2013 Incident Management and Performance Management Beyond Ordinary Part 1 Organisational Accidents Tweet If we look at organisational accidents in some ways they are completely random in the way that the contributing factors come together to achieve adverse outcomes It is very rare that two accidents are exactly the same There s always something different generally

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  • Incident Management and Performance Management - Page 3 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Incident Management and Performance Management Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 12 posts in this category Life Savers At Risk On Violent Situations Tweet Over the past two years some 74 incidents of workplace violence or injuries were recorded that involves ACT emergency personnel There were 17 incidents recorded over the past two years involving workplace violence where a paramedic was assaulted physically and verbally based from the reports acquired by the ABC The paramedics were kicked or punched by patients in the stomach or face One patient grabbed the paramedic around the neck with both of his arms The usual incidents include bruising and injuries on the soft tissues of the human body and cuts that seriously require medical attention Tags stalking incident verbal and physical threat Violent Situations Workplace Bullying workplace violence 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 Incident Management and Performance Management State of the Art or State of Harassment Tweet Despite greater public awareness sexual harassment

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  • Incident Management and Performance Management - Page 4 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Incident Management and Performance Management Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 12 posts in this category Custodial officers voted not to return to Banksias Hill unless assured of safety Tweet In Western Australia the Banksias Hill is the only detention centre for offenders aged 10 to 17 years old It accommodates young males and females from all over the state who have been sentenced to a period of detention have been arrested and are waiting to be bailed out have been waiting for their court case in case the bail was denied or have been waiting to be sentenced after conviction Tags Banksias Hill custodial officers Hakea Prison safety risk security issues 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 Incident Management and Performance Management Hot air ballooning incident led to serious neck injury in Alice Springs Tweet The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ATSB has advised balloon operators to review risk controls in relation to the safety of cold air inflation fans The warning came

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  • Incident Management and Performance Management - Page 5 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Incident Management and Performance Management Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 12 posts in this category Knowledge of Occupational Hazard Safety Offence Restrains Public Awareness Tweet Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills HSF released an article that says offenders of occupational hazard safety should not be allowed to disclose its identity to the public Tags ACE Group Occupational Hazard Safety OHS regulator in Queensland Work Health and Safety laws Work Health and Safety Queensland 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 27 May 2013 Incident Management and Performance Management Trade Labourers Mishap A Wake up Call Tweet More than 17 000 claims were reported resulting from injuries according to the statistics reported by WorkSafe Australia This costs the construction industry some 1 billion in treatment wages and other expenses There are roughly ten trade labourers that are badly injured each single day

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