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  • Incident Management and Performance Management - Page 6 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Even Farms are Not Spared from Freak Accidents Tweet Safe Work Australia reported that one in six workers in Australia were victims of work related accidents in the farm Data from the report covered an eight year study period until 30 June 2011 Tags Farm Accidents Farm Accidents Freak Accidents Freak Accidents Safe Work Australia Safe Work Australia Work Health and Safety regulations Work Health and Safety regulations work related fatalities work related fatalities 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 05 April 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

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  • Beyond Ordinary Part 3: Defences - Work Safety Hub
    layers of protection protecting against failure of the one in front So you have Hard defences Engineered safety features including system design interlocks physical barriers etc PPE Generally some solid matter between you and something else A whole series of Soft defences Legislation including licensing certification etc Rules and procedures Training information and supervision Front line operator The person doing the job Ideally each defensive layer would be impervious But in reality the layers are like slices of Swiss cheese with holes that continually open close and shift location due to changes in situations and people And occasionally the holes line up We have barriers that contain inherent holes and weaknesses some holes are due to active failures and some holes are due to latent conditions which we will cover in more detail in a moment There are a whole series of defences that we have that can include training it can include protective equipment it can include procedures it can include audits it can include supervisors and so on But the problem is that they are all moving around and they change over time so that sometimes the holes line up and we have a problem The defences also breakdown due to changes in personnel changes to processes changes in circumstances you name it there are changes going on all the time Breaching the defences Active Failures and Latent Conditions People contribute to the breakdown of system defences through Active Failures immediate errors and violations also called unsafe acts which may have a direct impact on the safety of the system And here is where a lot of people part company because they basically say oh unsafe acts well if we stop people doing unsafe acts well then we are obviously going to have a safe system and so

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  • Beyond Ordinary Part 2: Organisational Accidents - Work Safety Hub
    in the organisation It s a question of what is the real level of risk that you are exposed to The law says to provide a safe workplace provide controls commensurate with the level of risk The problem is that the partnership between production and protection is rarely equal 1 Production produces income Outputs whatever is legal currency in your organisation 2 Managers generally come from a production background They know how it works 3 Information on how to improve production is direct You make the machine go faster you get more of something 4 Successful protection is indicated by the absences of losses Very difficult for the production mind to believe 5 Information on protection is indirect and discontinuous All rational managers agree on production and protection being equivalent in the long term It is in the short term that conflicts arise and production generally wins As production pressures increase resources are allocated to achieve this without corresponding margins of protection until an accident occurs The line in the middle of diagram 2 is a balance between doing the right thing and not doing the right thing If you go too far down one end you end up in catastrophe If you spend too much money on protection you go bankrupt Clearly no one wants to be the safest organisation that ever went out of business On the other hand you really don t want to blow the place up and take half the suburb with it either So an organisation might start off and say Yep I have to look after the law I have to comply I have to do all the right things and so I have a good safety system then we run into the GFC and have to cut costs orders are down a

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  • Beyond Ordinary Part 1: Organisational Accidents - Work Safety Hub
    do we even bother We re repeating exactly the same things over and over and over again and no one seems to learn These underlying precursors are the organisational conditions that if you can identify and correct you have a higher probability of reducing the chance that those accidents will occur Think of an accident where somebody slipped on the floor and you basically said you should be more careful in the future We need to look at the underlying causes because if we do not find them the whole concept of accident prevention is pure fantasy You cannot control random events The whole concept of random events is that they cannot be predicted It s like saying I have a wonderful system for telling you how to win Tattslotto By definition if it s a true fair system of picking numbers out of a hat it is random you cannot say how it is going to work What you can do is some predictive algorithms that will say there is a higher probability of certain numbers occurring So we re really trying to say how can we make accident prevention a science as distinct from faith or hope A considerable proportion of the work we will reference in this series is based on Prof James Reason s model of accident causation and human error relating to intention planning and outcomes of actions The basic model that Reason uses is a very simple one You have some hazards in place whatever this means it could be flammable materials it could be people stressed because of time frames lack of resources it could be asbestos it could be noise it could be whatever from the whole range of hazards And generally organisations have some defences in place We have hearing protection

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  • November & December: Most Dangerous Time of the Year - Work Safety Hub
    off safety they risk a tragedy And we want everyone to get home safely for Christmas The statistics of WorkSafe Victoria further analysed that seven individuals died between November and December This figure is more than double the number of fatalities compared with any two month period last 2012 Meanwhile nine fatalities were recorded between November and December last 2011 all within a six week period Ms Denise Grove WorkSafe Chief Executive believes that Australians minds automatically turn to things other than work as the year end approaches It only means that work safety may be not a priority or worse totally forgotten She added We also know that many fatalities at this time of year involve experienced workers doing routine tasks which suggests their minds may not be fully on the task at hand Together it all adds up to a dangerous mix It has become a tragic news not only for WorkSafe Australia so Ms Grove heightened the alert by saying When a worker doesn t return home safe at the end of the day it is a tragedy for all involved families friends workmates employers and the wider community We want the festive season to be a

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  • World Diabetes Day – 14th November - Work Safety Hub
    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 November 2012 National Statistics World Diabetes Day 14th November Tweet Diabetes is an epidemic in Australia with significant OHS and financial implications for employers the economy productivity and industry 1 in 4 Australian adults have diabetes or pre diabetes Diabetes costs Australia over 1 000 000 PER HOUR Type 2 diabetes can be prevented in approximately 60 of cases Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss kidney failure and limb amputation in Australia Diabetes can lead to certain workplace restrictions for commercial drivers e g trucks buses trains taxis aeroplanes people working at heights e g building construction off shore e g oil gas cruise ships underground e g mining or with dangerous machinery e g factories construction mining Diabetes also impacts careers in emergency services armed forces and any occupation where the public could potentially be placed at risk From and OHS perspective employers should encourage prevention of Type 2 diabetes in the first instance especially if the workplace is a sedentary environment i e employee sitting for long periods without much physical activity and educating people with diabetes about how to reduce complications due to diabetes so less time off work with diabetes related complications World Diabetes Day 14 th Nov aims to raise awareness of diabetes and its prevention There is currently only one nationally accredited course in Australia for diabetes awareness prevention and management The NEW Certificate II in Understanding Management of Diabetes available through www DiabetesCollege com au Quote Work Safety Hub to receive a 30 discount of RRP of this new nationally recognised qualification until 31 12 12 www diabetescollege com au Tags Awareness Campaign Diabetes Diabetes National

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  • Diabetes - Work Safety Hub
    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 Diabetes World Diabetes Day 14th November Tweet Diabetes is an epidemic in Australia with significant OHS and financial implications for employers the economy productivity and industry Tags Awareness Campaign Diabetes Diabetes National Statistics 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 November 2012 National Statistics World Diabetes Day 14th November Tweet Diabetes is an epidemic in Australia with significant OHS and financial implications for employers the economy productivity and industry Tags Awareness Campaign Diabetes Diabetes National Statistics Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert

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  • National Statistics - Work Safety Hub
    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 National Statistics World Diabetes Day 14th November Tweet Diabetes is an epidemic in Australia with significant OHS and financial implications for employers the economy productivity and industry Tags Awareness Campaign Diabetes Diabetes National Statistics 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 November 2012 National Statistics Accommodation food services workers more likely to be injured Tweet New research from Safe Work Australia found that workers in the Accommodation food services industries 2009 10 were more likely to experience injury than any other industry Tags Accommodation Food National Statistics Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill

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