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  • Petroleum Leasing Company Punished for Faulty Pipeline Installation - Work Safety Hub
    from an incident at a work site in August 2009 This case happened in September 2013 During the process the labourers responsible for the underground pipe work were constructing pipes using a horizontal directional drilling machine A pipeline was stuck and the labourers tried to retrieve the pipe through a chain connected to an excavator to release the pipe The chain between the excavator and the pipe failed during the retrieval process The pipe that came into contact with one of the labourers while the pipe is recoiling killed the said worker Firms in the CSG industry must comply with safety requirements of the WHS Act Operations within the coal seam gas industry are now governed by the safety requirements as set out in the NSW Work Health and Safety Act The WHS Act has encompassed the application of the safety laws in order that the business or undertaking PCBU is urged to ensure as far as reasonably practicable that the health and safety of persons are not at risk from the work carried out Officials of a PCBU are also required to have an effective due diligence system in place to ensure that safety was being properly managed for the business activities of the PCBU Because of the incident it is suggested that if a worker is a PCBU within the coal seam gas industry he is obligated to take steps to ensure that the safety management system will implement the appropriate risk management controls to manage the risks in retrieving pipes that have been stuck underground Moreover officers of the PCBU should be dedicated to operational staff to advise if their safety management system is adhering to best practice in conducting business More particularly it is important to ask if the operations utilising current technology compliant on the

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/petroleum-leasing-company-punished-for-faulty-pipeline-installation?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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  • Bundaberg Ocular Audit of Work Safety Quality Inspectors - Work Safety Hub
    Work Safety Quality Inspectors Tweet Some on the spot ocular audits were conducted by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors on vegetable and fruit farms in Childers and Bundaberg regions The team has the responsibility of auditing the growers on their work health and safety duties after reported complaints about unsafe conditions for seasonal workers There were forty five serious incidents that inflicted vegetable and fruit workers in the Bundaberg area in the past five years The incidents included finger amputations quad bikes and vehicular accidents chemical exposures hit or run by a plant and machinery and ladder falls The statistical figures reported a fatal accident of a backpacker from what was believed to be a cause of heat stress in 2009 Residents that offer accommodation to backpackers that are searching for casual work on farms were being consulted prior to the audit The backpackers were surveyed to determine the type of work that they will perform They are also briefed on the work and the information training and instructions they would be requiring before doing this kind of work The inspectors conducted ocular audits on 70 farms to assess the work health and safety management systems It also allowed them to identify any high risk job being undertaken and specific risk management strategies for structures and plant Quad bikes use is also put under close scrutiny Around twenty five breaches were discovered some nine of that involving packing shed traffic management and machine guarding were corrected while the work safety inspectors were on the farms Notices were issued urging the practice of carrying workers on flat bed trucks and in trailers to stop Notices to improvements to tomato harvesters numbered to eleven and this also included access to drinking water penalty for workers for personal protective equipment unlicensed

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/bundaberg-ocular-audit-of-work-safety-quality-inspectors (2014-01-05)
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  • vegetable and fruit farms - Work Safety Hub
    leaders and experts discuss a range of workplace health 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 vegetable and fruit farms Bundaberg Ocular Audit of Work Safety Quality Inspectors Tweet Some on the spot ocular audits were conducted by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors on vegetable and fruit farms in Childers and Bundaberg regions The team has the responsibility of auditing the growers on their work health and safety duties after reported complaints about unsafe conditions for seasonal workers Tags Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association vegetable and fruit farms Work safety inspectors Workcover Queensland Workplace 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

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/vegetable-and-fruit-farms (2014-01-05)
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  • Work safety inspectors - Work Safety Hub
    leaders and experts discuss a range of workplace health 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 Work safety inspectors Bundaberg Ocular Audit of Work Safety Quality Inspectors Tweet Some on the spot ocular audits were conducted by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors on vegetable and fruit farms in Childers and Bundaberg regions The team has the responsibility of auditing the growers on their work health and safety duties after reported complaints about unsafe conditions for seasonal workers Tags Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association vegetable and fruit farms Work safety inspectors Workcover Queensland Workplace 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

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/work-safety-inspectors (2014-01-05)
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  • Workplace Health and Safety Queensland - Work Safety Hub
    and experts discuss a range of workplace health 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 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Bundaberg Ocular Audit of Work Safety Quality Inspectors Tweet Some on the spot ocular audits were conducted by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors on vegetable and fruit farms in Childers and Bundaberg regions The team has the responsibility of auditing the growers on their work health and safety duties after reported complaints about unsafe conditions for seasonal workers Tags Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association vegetable and fruit farms Work safety inspectors Workcover Queensland Workplace 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

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/workplace-health-and-safety-queensland (2014-01-05)
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  • Latest Entries - Page 17
    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 Great new eBook on safety culture We are pleased to release our new free eBook Keeping your Business in Business with a positive safety culture what you should know about and how to start The book describes the current thinking around advanced risk management some insights into Read More by Robert O neill Friday 13 December 2013 View more featured entries 1 Subscribe to feed Latest Entries Privacy Safety In The Work Organisation Changes on Law Tweet Australia is no exception to the Privacy Law The trend towards better protection of an individual s personal information as well as the employee who process such information is paramount to work safety laws as well The need for privacy will constantly grow in the succeeding years while privacy compliance will be largely important for private enterprises in Australia Tags Privacy Commissioner of Australia privacy compliance Privacy Law Privacy 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 02 September 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing High Winds Cause A Range of Workplace Hazards Tweet WorkCover NSW has issued a bulletin to businesses to be conscious of the risks of working during windy conditions John

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  • Prosecutions in Work Health & Safety Resumes in Parliament - Work Safety Hub
    has vested authority to conduct court hearings related to WHS prosecutions to allow court proceedings for offences done under the previous Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 also called the OHS Act to continue That is if only allowable under the WHS Bill even though that the limitation period to begin those court proceedings has already lapsed In the wake of the legislative challenges the WHS Bill was introduced to the jurisdiction of the District Court to conduct hearing on WHS matters The first case was Inspector Brock vs Empire Waste Pty Ltd NSWDC 38 in which it faces the hurdle to determine whether the new WHS laws were properly empowered the Court to conduct hearings endorsed under the OHS Act The next one is Inspector Walsh vs Built Pty Ltd 2012 NSWDC 171786 which is into whether proceedings began by process signed by a WorkCover solicitor as opposed to the investigating inspector were not legally acceptable These matters have been endorsed for debate before the Parliament under the NSW apellate Courts This is not the first time that an intervention happened to standardise prosecutions that have already started An invalid initiating process was corrected by legislation in the high

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  • Amendments to Aussie Federal Discrimination Law in the Workplace - Work Safety Hub
    law and the State The wider coverage of the present ground of marital status to marital or relationship status now encompasses the protection to same sex relationships The key amendments to the Act that became effective as of 01 August 2013 have the following identified changes 1 Allowing voluntary bodies sporting bodies and religious organisations to be not included from discrimination against people according to new grounds in some circumstances 2 States that is not prohibited by law to ask for information or to keep records that does not provide for an individual to be identified as being female or male There should be no requirement to be an alternative female or male when a collection of data is being made 3 To make sure religious organisations that render Commonwealth funded aged care services are not capable or refuse entry to thus discriminate against LGBTI individuals Religious groups are still exempt from discrimination when the issue is about employing workers to render aged care services The Act likewise emphasise that the changes in the legislation do not impact the existing policies of the Australian government regarding same sex marriage The Australian Human Rights Commission has recognised this change as steps closer to full equality And so what do these mean to Australian employers For the majority of Australian employers the most relevant is the introduction of new grounds of discrimination Simply it is unlawful for employers to discriminate an individual in terms of offering jobs identifying the terms and conditions and access to job opportunities related to transfer promotion termination or training They have the responsibility to ensure that workplace policies and procedures are in place explaining what unlawful discrimination involves on the basis of intersex status gender identity sexual orientation and marital relationship status Employers were also urged to

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/amendments-to-aussie-federal-discrimination-law-in-the-workplace?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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