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  • Revised Draft Model for Construction Safety Code On Track - Work Safety Hub
    On Track Tweet Safe Work Australia issued the revised draft code for Work Health and Safety Code Practice for Construction Work last 30 August 2013 The new Code incorporates templates for SWMS case studies and Health and Safety Management Plans to enlighten those employees in the construction industry in carrying out their duties Originally the Code was written to bridge the practical knowledge between the contractors and individuals conducting a business of undertaking PCBUs The Code outlined best practices on how to discharge their obligations patterned after the model Work Health and Safety Act and its associated regulations The revised code of practice reports various safety needs related to construction work associated with the regulations of Work Health and Safety Specifically it includes induction training as well as determining usual work hazards and risks associated in the construction industry The Code in its new form addresses the following topics 1 Clarity on specific duties associated with those on PCBUs workers officers and other individuals under the work health and safety legislation 2 Management of risks related with construction work which include appropriate risk control measures 3 Formulating implementing and reviewing Safe Work Method Statements SWMS 4 Formulating implementing and reviewing Work Health and Safety Management Plans for construction projects 5 General information and process training that include induction on the job instructions and supervision 6 General workplace management arrangements More revisions have been made to improve the overall clarity of the document along with the increased guidance for the housing and construction industry These alterations are amendments to the previous SWMS template for high risk construction work to make it more efficient and easier to comprehend and apply it to work After the finalisation of this document the revised Code is issued to be the initial point of reference for a principal contractor or PCBU carrying out any type of construction work It is advisable that the organisation should review the Code comply with submission on matters which are impracticable in implementing the Code regulations in the business organisation The Codes of Practice are admissible to be utilised in court proceedings under Work Health and Safety Legislation The public is entitled to comment on the Code and this will end at 5 00 PM on Wednesday 2nd of October 2013 Please check the Safe Work Australia website for copies of the Code and more instructions on making submissions Neglect of Employee Safety A company in Northern Territory was charged for failing to report a notifiable incident under the revised work health and safety laws The Darwin Court of Summary Jurisdiction prosecuted Perkins Welding Fabrication Pty Ltd for not reporting a notifiable incident after the worker was injured Doug Phillips a representative of Work Health Authority made a statement by saying Under the Work Health and Safety National Uniform Legislation Act companies must immediately report notifiable incidents to NT WorkSafe Perkins Welding was also charged for not granting compulsory workers compensation insurance in compliance with the Northern Territory Workers Compensation and

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/revised-draft-model-for-construction-safety-code-on-track (2014-01-05)
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  • Health and Safety Management Plans - Work Safety Hub
    industry 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 Health and Safety Management Plans Revised Draft Model for Construction Safety Code On Track Tweet Safe Work Australia issued the revised draft code for Work Health and Safety Code Practice for Construction Work last 30 August 2013 The new Code incorporates templates for SWMS case studies and Health and Safety Management Plans to enlighten those employees in the construction industry in carrying out their duties Tags Codes of Practice Health and Safety Management Plans revised code of practice Safe Work Australia 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

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/health-and-safety-management-plans (2014-01-05)
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  • Latest Entries - Page 18
    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 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 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 Tags Decomposition of compounds Decomposition of compounds Explosions in the Work Site Explosions in the Work Site Tyre Pyrolysis Tyre Pyrolysis 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 26 August 2013 Hazard and Risk Management Promoting Work Safety Awareness in New Border Safety Tweet A project

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog?start=34 (2014-01-05)
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  • 5 niggling questions about Emergency Equipment answered - Work Safety Hub
    control equipment Emergency equipment should be located in easily accessible locations and within a reasonable distance from the source of hazard Such locations should be sign posted including directions from areas where they cannot be seen Question 2 Is training required All personnel should be trained so that they are thoroughly familiar with the locations of all emergency equipment and the correct method for using them Familiarity with emergency equipment locations and use should form part of the induction training process Question 3 What about emergency devices and lights Warning devices such as lights sirens bells etc should be installed in all locations where personnel need to be warned of a hazard or an emergency e g over pressure release of toxic gasses etc Refer Australian Standard AS 2220 Emergency evacuation lighting in accordance Australian Standard 2293 and Local Government requirements should be installed and regularly inspected and maintained Question 4 Do we need emergency power supply Emergency power supply independent of the normal mains supply should be provided for all plant and equipment which may present a significant WH S risk in the event of an interruption to their normal power supply This should also apply to equipment required

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/5-niggling-questions-about-emergency-equipment-answered?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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  • 7 proven ways to stop traffic accidents occurring on your site - Work Safety Hub
    User Super User Super User has not set their biography yet User is currently offline on Friday 06 July 2012 Traffic Management 7 proven ways to stop traffic accidents occurring on your site Tweet Humans will almost always come off second best when struck by a vehicle or piece of mobile plant Being struck by moving plant and vehicles is a top priority of Australia s regulators as they deal with the consequences of the horrific injuries Here we discusses 7 key critical management actions you can take to prevent traffic accidents including site roads arrangements traffic signs speed limits parking facilities pedestrian crossings management of visitors control of noise and emissions and accidents 1 Implement roads safety measures Roads and their traffic management arrangements should be designed by qualified personnel e g civil engineers in accordance with sound design principles Traffic signs used for your site roads must be in accordance with the appropriate part of Australian Standard AS 1742 Safety signs should be used at least for speed limits sharp bends junctions pedestrian crossings vehicle crossings blind corners steep gradients road works and any other specific site hazard Speed limits should be imposed throughout your site as appropriate e g 5 20 km per hour Measures should be in place to ensure adherence to your site speed limits e g speed humps training instructions signage and observations of driver performance 2 Consider parking bays and pedestrian crossings Parking facilities should be designed and constructed in accordance with Australian standard AS 2890 Parking facilities for persons with disabilities should also be provided as appropriate Marked and sign posted pedestrian crossings should be located where required In addition safety barriers in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3845 should be installed where required 3 Install sufficient lighting Roads parking areas pedestrian crossings and other areas where vehicles operate should be appropriately lit and designed to avoid extremes of light variation i e moving from a brightly lit area to a dark one 4 Look out for your visitors they re not from around here Drivers of delivery vehicles couriers trucks tankers vans etc and visitors who are permitted to enter your site with their vehicle should be informed of the site traffic rules as part of their site induction before they are allowed to enter the site 5 Control on site refuelling On site refuelling of vehicles including on construction sites and temporary sites must be carried out only in designated and properly signed stations Where possible these areas should be bunded to prevent spills Precautions for on site refuelling and or fuel transfer should include the following Use of electrical earth straps clips etc to prevent static charges building up and causing a spark Specific instructions for towing fuel trailers over rough terrain Specific instructions for keeping valves closed and vents open An assessment of the trailer to determine whether it will cause a spill if it rolls over Spill control equipment of the appropriate type and in sufficient quantities

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/7-proven-ways-to-stop-traffic-accidents-occurring-on-your-site (2014-01-05)
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  • Parking - Work Safety Hub
    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 Parking 7 proven ways to stop traffic accidents occurring on your site Tweet Humans will almost always come off second best when struck by a vehicle or piece of mobile plant Being struck by moving plant and vehicles is a top priority of

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/parking (2014-01-05)
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  • Speed Signs - Work Safety Hub
    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 Speed Signs 7 proven ways to stop traffic accidents occurring on your site Tweet Humans will almost always come off second best when struck by a vehicle or piece of mobile plant Being struck by moving plant and vehicles is a top priority of

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  • Traffic Management - Work Safety Hub
    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 Traffic Management Company fined 80 000 after worker sustained serious spinal injury Tweet WorkCover NSW reported today a Taree timber recycling mill has been fined 80 000 after a worker received serious crush injuries to his spine resulting in paraplegia Tags Crush Injury Prosecution Traffic Management 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 04 October 2012 Prosecutions 7 proven ways to stop traffic accidents occurring on your site Tweet Humans will almost always come off second best when struck by a vehicle or piece of mobile plant Being struck by moving plant and vehicles is a top priority of Australia s regulators as they deal with the consequences

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/traffic-management (2014-01-05)
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