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  • SodaStream Appoints Work Safety Hub - Work Safety Hub
    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 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 04 February 2013 Recently Added SodaStream Appoints Work Safety Hub Tweet SodaStream the world s largest manufacturer distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems who s brand is sold in 45 countries worldwide has appointed Work Safety Hub to provide it with fixed fee health and safety support The contract also includes the development and implementation of the companies Occupational Health and Safety Management System The appointment of Work Safety Hub means that the groups Australian operation will have access to health and safety guidance 24 hours a day 7 days a week via telephone email or online Robert O Neill CEO at Work Safety Hub commented We are looking forward to providing the SodaStream group with our high quality service and supporting them with their diverse health and safety needs SodaStream is the third multinational to partner with Work Safety Hub for fixed fee health and safety support Tags Congratulations Management Systems Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts A look at the seven pillars of safety WorkSafe Victoria has recently implemented a medium segment intervention strategy to address the alarming workers compensation statistics in the med By Robert O neill on Sep 15 in Management Systems Do you measure up to the first pillar of workplace safety The current WorkSafe Victoria medium segment intervention strategy

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/sodastream-appoints-work-safety-hub (2014-01-05)
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  • Boat company fined $275,000 over the death of a worker - Work Safety Hub
    the company which manufactures services and sells boats was found guilty of failing to provide or maintain a safe system of work and failing to provide information instruction training or supervision in relation to overhead obstructions and risk controls The court heard that on 1 December 2011 Mr Lagana asked a colleague Mr Madin Berry to assist him to access a part Mr Madin Berry who was licensed to perform high risk work was reversing a forklift when its mast became entangled in the chain of crane pulling a hoist unit and chain off a gantry The hoist unit and chain hit Mr Lagana on the head Other workers immediately rendered assistance to Mr Lagana and he was taken to the Alfred Hospital where he died a short time later The court was told that a hazard identification and risk assessment should have been conducted in the workplace to identify specific obstacles and overhead obstructions In addition information instruction and training should have been provided to employees and other persons at the workplace regarding overhead obstructions and risk controls WorkSafe General Manager of Health and Safety Lisa Sturzenegger said the incident highlighted the need for ongoing appropriate hazard identification and

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/boat-company-fined-275-000-over-the-death-of-a-worker?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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  • Injured worker jailed for ‘breathtakingly audacious’ fraud - Work Safety Hub
    User is currently offline on Monday 04 February 2013 Prosecutions Injured worker jailed for breathtakingly audacious fraud Tweet WorkSafe Victoria reports An injured worker who fraudulently obtained 112 000 in benefits after falsely claiming to be wheelchair bound and in need of 24 hour care has been jailed for 16 months Rita Mercuri 44 of Epping appeared at the Heidelberg Magistrates Court today after pleading guilty in August last year to one count of fraudulently obtaining weekly compensation payments and seven of providing false information The court heard that Mercuri s leg was amputated below the knee in 1990 as the result of a 1985 workplace injury The WorkSafe report continues Between July 2008 and June 2010 Mercuri visited medical practitioners and claimed she was wheelchair bound unable to work and in need of 24 hour care During this period she received 59 687 in compensation payments but video surveillance obtained in a WorkSafe investigation showed Mercuri could move freely on her prosthetic leg and was capable of living independently The court heard the investigation also found six carers submitted 52 500 in attendant care invoices during that same period for services they never provided to Mercuri They split the proceeds with Mercuri Two of the carers were her nieces In 2011 the six carers were charged with various offences under the Crimes Act and the Accident Compensation Act including falsifying records and providing false information In sentencing Magistrate Suzanne Cameron said Mercuri s offending was breathtakingly audacious and that she exploited the WorkCover scheme for her own benefit You were clearly the mastermind and the primary beneficiary she said Magistrate Cameron jailed Mercuri for 16 months with eight months of her sentence suspended for two years She was also ordered to repay 112 000 Mercuri s lawyer has lodged an appeal against the sentence She was bailed to appear at the County Court in March WorkSafe Injury Support Service Executive Director Len Boehm said cases like this undermined legitimate cases that needed financial support and care Our scheme exists to provide short medium and long term care where it is warranted and ultimately to help people return to work and social interaction While Ms Mercuri had suffered a serious injury and was entitled to help she consistently overstated the extent of her incapacity for a number of years The community can t tolerate fraud of this deliberate scale It undermines those who are hurt particularly those with a capacity to work It plants a perception that a large number of people on compensation have fraudulent claims That is absolutely not the case and I know it is immensely frustrating for those who do the right thing when they hear about cases like this he said The WorkSafe finished the report by further quoting Len Boehm We want this case to serve as a reminder that fraudulent activity will not be tolerated When it s detected it will be investigated and offenders prosecuted Tags Prosecution Workers Compensation Subscribe to updates

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/injured-worker-jailed-for-breathtakingly-audacious-fraud (2014-01-05)
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  • Workers Compensation - Work Safety Hub
    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 Workers Compensation Injured worker jailed for breathtakingly audacious fraud Tweet WorkSafe Victoria reports An injured worker who fraudulently obtained 112 000 in benefits after falsely claiming to be wheelchair bound and in need of 24 hour care has been jailed

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/workers-compensation (2014-01-05)
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  • Company fined $80,000 after worker sustained serious spinal injury - Work Safety Hub
    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 Thursday 04 October 2012 Prosecutions 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 The company pleaded guilty to one charge under section 8 1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 for failing to provide a safe workplace The court heard at the time of the incident the injured worker was on top of a stack of timber being moved by a forklift in the kiln area The forklift operator also a company director left the forklift and then re boarded it from the wrong side In doing so the operator s clothes caught a lever causing the forklift s tines to rise pinning the worker between the load and the inside of the kiln General Manager of WorkCover s Work Health and Safety Division John Watson said Tragically this incident could have been easily avoided if simple and safe systems of work had been followed Working with forklifts and machinery poses a range of risks which should be always addressed prior to work being undertaken I urge all businesses that use forklifts to review their work procedures and consult with their staff around safe operating procedures he said Read more about this tragic incident here Tags Crush Injury Prosecution Traffic Management Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Crush injury fines total 35 000 as WorkSafe hits dangerous machines Two businesses have received fines totalling 35 000 after a contractor had his thumb crushed in an

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/company-fined-80-000-after-worker-sustained-serious-spinal-injury (2014-01-05)
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  • Top 8 safety tips for working outdoors this summer - Work Safety Hub
    be carried out indoors or in the shade or if this is not practicable direct exposure to the sun can be minimised Outdoor workers must be provided with equipment to protect them from UV radiation such as broad brim hats sunglasses clothing with the appropriate UPF UV Protection factor etc This should also apply to Personal Protective Equipment PPE and must include items such as UVR rated hard hats etc The use of long sleeved shirts and long pants should be promoted and clothes provided to personnel should be light and loose so as to allow breathing and reduce the potential for thermal stress Arrangements should also be established to ensure the consistent use of sun screens by all personnel exposed to UV radiation Personnel who are required to work in the sun must be given information to increase their awareness of the importance of using the protective measures provided 4 Working in Hot Conditions Managers must take steps to prevent the effect of heat on workers required to work outdoors in hot weather This should cover heat exhaustion heat cramps heat stroke etc Measures can include the provision of shade where possible the provision of loose clothing and ensuring the availability of salt replacement fluids 5 Lightning Strikes Workers should be provided with awareness training and instruction on the risk associated with lightning strikes This must include steps to be taken in the event of being outdoors during a thunder storm These steps normally include but are not limited to the following immediately seek the shelter of a building or an enclosed vehicle never shelter under trees if in a boat immediately head for shore don t touch any metal objects and if caught in the open crouch down with your feet together do not lie down 6 Natural

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  • Chemical Labelling Harmonised System - Work Safety Hub
    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 Chemical Labelling Harmonised System 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 Tags Chemical Labelling Harmonised System Globally Harmonised System hazards of workplace chemicals Labelling of Chemicals work 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

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/chemical-labelling-harmonised-system (2014-01-05)
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  • Globally Harmonised System - Work Safety Hub
    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 Globally Harmonised System 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 Tags Chemical Labelling Harmonised System Globally Harmonised System hazards of workplace chemicals Labelling of Chemicals work 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

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