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  • Revised National Self-Insurer OHS Audit Tool: Ready or Not? - Work Safety Hub
    Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Tuesday 02 April 2013 Reviews Audits and Inspections Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Ready or Not Tweet A proposed revision of user guide for the National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Version 3 is currently in process The revised draft will be out by the second quarter of this year What is its significance in organisational work health and safety National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool or NAT is an occupational health and safety audit program containing a set of guidelines tools that were agreed at a national level to ensure the quality OHS management systems It is required in complying with self insurance licencing requirements Self insurance audits by regulatory bodies are conducted by appropriately qualified and experienced personnel Various audit training and certification programs are available to ensure that they have the required competency and experience for this work But this is not an easy task Organisations can only implement the needed changes after six months which will form as the transitional period The prevailing concern among organisations is time constraint Any organisation will find it difficult to adapt the proposed changes in such a very short transitional period It is challenging to an organisation to be audited by the regulator straight away after the expiration of the transitional period Audits of OHS management systems should assess how effectively the system including its structure policies planning activities operating procedures and work practices combine together to manage the risks associated with the organisation s business Audits are not designed to measure the performance of individuals working within the system The technical complexity lies whether their safety management system is compliant with version 3 of the National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool requirements Work Safety Australia has suggested ways to help prepare organisations for the expected changes 1 Upon the availability of the new NAT a review must be done You need to determine first the impact it would create on your safety management system before doing the necessary changes to the NAT 2 The potential impacts that you need to look for include the alterations in the functions of your safety management system as a whole This is a rare case though but this should not be ignored 3 Think also of the changes in your current processes to address any new NAT requirements It could probably necessitate the rewriting of procedures and improving supporting tools such as online systems 4 Ask yourself are the changes will impose a certain level of resource requirements on the organisation Implications on resources are one organisational change impact that can occur especially in the first stages of implementing changes Compliance or consistency with the Work Health and Safety legislation are the most likely the added changes to the existing NAT Ensure that you communicate the potential impact to your organisation Starting with the top executives and then to stakeholders You do not have to go into the details of changes straight

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/revised-national-self-insurer-ohs-audit-tool-ready-or-not (2014-01-05)
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  • NAT - 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 NAT Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Ready or Not Tweet A proposed revision of user guide for the National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Version 3 is currently in process The revised draft will be out by the second quarter of this year Tags audit program audit program NAT NAT National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool occupational health and safety occupational health and safety Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool 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/nat (2014-01-05)
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  • Revised National Self-Insurer OHS Audit Tool - Work Safety Hub
    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 Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Ready or Not Tweet A proposed revision of user guide for the National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Version 3 is currently in process The revised draft will be out by the second quarter of this year Tags audit program audit program NAT NAT National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool occupational health and safety occupational health and safety Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool 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 02 April 2013 Reviews Audits and Inspections Revised National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Ready or Not Tweet A proposed revision of user guide for the National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool Version 3 is currently in process The revised draft will be out by the second quarter of this year Tags

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/revised-national-self-insurer-ohs-audit-tool (2014-01-05)
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  • Sitting costs nearly as much as cancer - Work Safety Hub
    to communicate to a diverse workgroup Complex statistical information is difficult to get across but it packs a punch when it s delivered correctly We highly recommend this short video as a communication tool and would welcome your feedback Occupational Health and Safety awareness campaigns can fall on death ears if not well thought out and designed with your audience in mind All too often we see campaigns misaligned with

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/sitting-costs-nearly-as-much-as-cancer?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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  • Re-Examining The Real Definition of "Worker" According to Work Cover Queensland - Work Safety Hub
    According to Work Cover Queensland Tweet Work Cover Queensland and the Australian government have plans to change the definition of worker as used in workplace health and safety laws The plan was initiated to be consistent with that of the proper connotation used by the Australian Taxation Office ATO The importance of the employer employee relationship is re emphasised likewise in the proposed definition change Another purpose of the change is to mark the distinction in the lines of responsibility and that workplace health and safety laws have already changed because of this On the positive note red tape will be prevented as well in the area of worker compensation if the proposed change will materialise The changes proposed to be done included expanding the definition of the worker Consequently as a result of such change another part of the state legislation restricted the general definition As much as possible Work Cover Queensland would want to reduce the incidence of inconsistencies of concepts that may result to confusions duplications and arguments that could lead to unnecessary legal costs In the licensed brothel industry for instance a part of the definition is confusing The brothel owners along with their lobbyists are using the ATO definition of a worker for a long time But they do not honour the broader definition of worker based on the definition of OHS laws Non monetary issues like worker welfare and work safety are not considered as main issues so it is not prioritised in the broader definition The current definition of workers also affects insurance claims Different types of business insurance are available and that the policy can be minimised managed or worse be manipulated The relevance of workers compensation safety is largely dependent on this The concept of insurance is being understood by the

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/re-examining-the-real-definition-of-worker-according-to-work-cover-queensland (2014-01-05)
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  • Australian Taxation Office - Work Safety Hub
    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 Australian Taxation Office Re Examining The Real Definition of Worker According to Work Cover Queensland Tweet Work Cover Queensland and the Australian government have plans to change the definition of worker as used in workplace health and safety laws The plan was initiated to be consistent with that of the proper connotation used by the Australian Taxation Office ATO The importance of the employer employee relationship is re emphasised likewise in the proposed definition change Tags Australian Taxation Office definition of worker health and safety laws Work Cover 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

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/australian-taxation-office (2014-01-05)
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  • Workplace Bullying - A Domain of FWC - Work Safety Hub
    performance does not constitute bullying at all if he meant it as disciplining the employee However the media interprets workplace bullying as creating trouble in the workplace or as misunderstandings personal clashes or being overly sensitive on the part of the bullied There is a serious misinterpretation of workplace bullying in the media and this can readily influence the State OHS as a whole OHS is seen by the public as a disruption to the business rather than being part of the whole process of mitigating workplace bullying Minister Shorten issued a media release instead to further support his stance he said The Government s response supports measures to adopt a national definition of workplace bullying to promote education and awareness of what constitutes workplace bullying and to lead the development of national training standards to improve responses to bullying complaints Sad to say the Minister s media statement was plagued with publicity The core issue of telling the people how workplace bullying will be prevented was not emphasised well by the media reports Even then The Australian Council of Trade Unions ACTU is very receptive with the Minister s decision as it places workplace bullying in a legal framework The ACTU is familiar with the issues across though the cynics may say manipulative or at least accepts the fact that bullying needs prevention ACTU indicated in its press statement But no matter what the laws employers must be accountable for providing safe workplaces in which bullying does not occur in the first place Meanwhile other media reports say that Other recommendations supported by the Government include Safe Work Australia developing materials for employers that provide advice on preventing and responding to workplace bullying Safe Work Australia will also work with the states and territories to develop nationally accredited training

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/workplace-bullying-a-domain-of-fwc?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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  • Work Safety and Security Tips - Work Safety Hub
    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 and Security Tips Top 10 Work Safety and Security Tips for Injured Workers Tweet WorkCover Tasmania has commissioned Worker Assist to be a service funded entity to render assistance on work safety issues Unions Tasmania primarily operates this and its main purpose is to help injured workers explore through Tasmania s workers compensation system Worker Assist has been operational for around 18 months already It proved to be helping many workers with different work safety issues Tags UNIONS Tasmania Work Safety and Security Tips work safety issues WorkCover Assistant WorkCover Tasmania Worker Assist Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/work-safety-and-security-tips (2014-01-05)
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