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  • Fishermen Training Sessions On Work Safety - Work Safety Hub
    as well as estuary health The NSW Government wants to ensure that fishermen fully consider the safety risks when crewing their boats and know how to seek assistance from authorities to address these risks so that their lives are not put in danger He further added Every worker in this State should come home safely at the end of the working day and next week s information sessions will provide the opportunity for local commercial estuary fishermen to learn more about safe work practices and where they can go for assistance on how to improve safety Fishers will also get the opportunity to talk to their local Fisheries RMS and WorkCover officers The Minister wants the fishers to join these seminars in order for them to qualify for a Small Business Rebate of A 500 from WorkCover NSW The Minister clarified that A safe business is a sustainable one however finding the money for a safety improvement can be a challenge for a small business owner The Small Business Rebate covers a broad range of safety solutions and can be used to address manual handling slips trips and falls injuries from moving objects and specific industry items such as Emergency

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  • Training and Competence - Page 2 - 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 Training and Competence Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 4 posts in this category 70 000 Government Funding for WHS Research SA Safe Work Week 2013 Tweet SafeWork South Australia WHS Supplementary Scholarships is now open for application amongst new researchers who are pursuing a higher degree and for those consultants specialising in workplace health and safety Applications must be received on or before Friday the 8th of November 2013 Tags SA Advisory Council SafeWork South Australia University of South Australia WHS Supplementary Scholarships workplace health and safety 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 16 September 2013 Training and Competence Be Trained Assessed Pre requisites of Tasmania s High Risk Work Licence Tweet The new Work Health and Safety Act 2012 have introduced changes to the licences needed to do high risk work and its regulations It s mandatory to comprehend the amendments in order to perform high risk work You have to undergo intensive training to be

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  • OHS consultants must be Certified Professionals - Work Safety Hub
    due diligence includes doing all that is reasonably practicable to obtain advice and ensuring that the source of that advice is credible An officer may rely on information advice and the activities of others in their governance of health and safety management and decision making They must be able to demonstrate that such reliance is reasonable Safe Work Australia FAQ on role of an officer The importance of safety professionals providing suitable health and safety advice to industry cannot be overstated Generalist OHS professionals provide OHS advice and often assist in the implementation of that advice to improve health and safety in workplaces Until recently there has been much confusion on which courses are appropriate for becoming a generalist OHS professional There was no basis for consistent OHS education across Australian universities To improve this situation an OHS Core Body of Knowledge OHS BoK has been produced to be the basis for OHS tertiary courses to be accredited The OHS BoK is the culmination of work of many Australian OHS experts and academics who have written and reviewed chapters on a range of OHS subjects An independent technical panel was established to define the structure and subject areas for the OHS BoK WorkSafe Victoria provided the funding for the project which started in 2009 coordinated through the Safety Institute of Australia and overseen by the Health and Safety Professionals Alliance The newly accredited generalist OHS courses provide general knowledge and skills across several areas of OHS These are different to the OHS specialist courses that provide many OHS generalist knowledge subjects as well as a deeper knowledge and understanding of specific disciplines such as ergonomics and hygiene The OHS BoK will be implemented in two ways a accreditation of OHS tertiary courses and CPD activities throughout Australia The Australian OHS

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  • Even Farms are Not Spared from Freak Accidents - Work Safety Hub
    QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Friday 05 April 2013 Incident Management and Performance Management 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 Chairman Ann Sherry of Safe Work Australia was surprised by the staggering results considering that there are only 3 of workers that are employed in the agriculture industry She further explained On average 44 farm workers are killed each year and another 17 400 suffer a work related injury This is a significant number of injuries and deaths occurring within the agriculture sector The major highlights of the results were as follows 1 Almost 75 of work related injuries and fatalities were caused by vehicles Around 93 farm labourers died while using a tractor Half of these have an age of 65 years A rollover caused the deaths of approximately one thirds of deaths Some 48 workers claimed the lives of aircraft incidents while mustering or crop dusting Quad bikes killed 27 people of which 20 of those were caused by a rollover 2 The work related fatalities on Australian farms victimised workers aged 65 years and above The figure is equivalent to almost 3 times the proportion of the age bracket representing the entire worker fatalities in actual Australian workplaces 3 Motorbike and horse related incidents are the causes of deaths among young farm workers Older labourers have more incidences of hospitalisations from contact with machinery 4 The 50 of Australian agriculture workers were covered by worker s compensation while 46 are self employed Agricultural sector was identified as one of the high priorities under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012 2022 The sector is collaborating with regulators labour unions industry and the farming community to find efficient and cost effective ways to prevent the hazards farmers face everyday A reward system was set for regulators who adopt safety measures in plants and increased awareness The risks and hazards that were being addressed at the national level in the farming sector are the labelling of pesticides and use of quad bikes Quad bike safety is being discussed through continuous consultations regarding the fitting of crush protection devices to quad bikes and by limiting the use of quad bikes by children The new harmonised Work Health and Safety regulations will impose the recent changes to pesticide labelling requirements This regulation aims to educate the public of the hazards of farm chemicals that will result in safer outcomes from handling of chemicals on farms Industry regulators in agriculture had exerted efforts to curtail the surprising statistics on death tolls through collaboration with the government and imposing work health and safety measures Tags Farm Accidents Farm Accidents Freak Accidents Freak Accidents Safe Work Australia Safe Work Australia Work Health and Safety regulations Work Health and

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  • November & December: Most Dangerous Time of the Year - Work Safety Hub
    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 happy time for everyone So please take care Recap of 2012 Occupational Injury Fatalities Just to review the summary of the findings of WorkSafe Australia in its report Work Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2012 Injuries at work resulted in the deaths of 223 workers in 2012 This is similar to the previous two years and represents a significant fall from the 311 deaths recorded in 2007 Over the past 10 years 2 596 workers have been killed while working The 223 fatalities in 2012 equates to a fatality rate of 1 93 deaths per 100 000 workers This is the lowest fatality rate since the series began 10 years ago The highest fatality rate was recorded in 2004 at 2 95 Over the past 10 years 62 of fatalities occurred within three industries Transport postal warehousing Agriculture forestry fishing and Construction The Transport postal warehousing industry accounted for the highest number of fatalities 65 to 29 in 2012 This is the highest number since 2007 70 Within this industry the Road freight transport sector recorded 29 09 deaths per 100

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  • Process for Anti-Bullying Complaints Released - Work Safety Hub
    the case involves some potential jurisdictional issues the origin of the alleged conduct to determine whether if it fits the process of mediation reasons that may point out the depth of urgency and other important factors that would arrive at a decision regarding the process of said application Proper consideration will be given to decide whether the employee has used options for internal resolution or if there is still a need for any on going internal investigation The Panel Head will have the final decision if the matter will be delegated to a Member for determination or mediation Mediation This is voluntary and confidential and will only be presented if necessary with reference to the nature of the parties and the allegations made as indicated in the application The goal of mediation is to offer solution to the issues so that the parties can have a co operative and constructive relationships with each other The complaint will immediately proceed to hearing once mediation is not a solution or it does not solve the complaint It will be a public hearing The Member will then convene a preliminary conference of the concerned parties to comprehend the issues involved the parties position and the workable approach to the matter Either mediation or conciliation may also utilised at this stage Feedback There will be no fixed date for comments to be submitted However the Commission has decided that it would be appreciative of any feedback towards mid to late December of 2013 just in time for the commencement of the new anti bullying jurisdiction set on 01 January 2013 The Commission recognizes this is a fresh territory for anyone Hence it will evaluate the new system in July 2014 and July 2015 There has been some friction about the potential complexities for employers

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  • Management Systems - Page 2 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Management Systems This category covers occupational health and safety management systems Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 9 posts in this category So many acts regulations codes where do you start Tweet In this article we discuss five practical steps you can follow to ensure your organisation is compliant with its legal obligations including the requirements of all acts regulations standards and other licences relevant to your business We discuss the establishment of a requirements library tracking changes to requirements accessing this information providing personnel with documented instructions certificates of competency dealing with authorities and civil penalties Tags Legal Requirements Legal Requirements Management Systems 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 06 December 2012 Management Systems How to capture business benefits from a culture of consultation Tweet Workplace consultation involves developing and implementing effective consultation mechanisms which encourage cooperation engagement of workers and management across the workplace Discussion between management and workers on workplace health

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  • Management Systems - Page 3 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Management Systems This category covers occupational health and safety management systems Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 9 posts in this category How to be proactive about your OHS Tweet When it comes to health and safety rules in the workplace it s better to be proactive rather than reactive to avoid problems in your workplace Tags Management Systems sa Safety Culture seven pillars of safety 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 Tuesday 23 October 2012 Management Systems Why recording and reporting are vital in workplace safety Tweet Are you recording the right workplace safety data to reduce your premium Tags Management Systems Safety Culture seven pillars of safety Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/categories/listings/management-systems?start=4 (2014-01-05)
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