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Comments sought on workplace access for OHS purposes

20 August, 2009

A paper prepared by the Tasmanian Minister for Workplace Relations invites comment on proposed amendments to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 to enable access for occupational health and safety (OHS) purposes.


Safety dry-break distributor

19 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Integrated Transfer Solutions Pty Ltd

Integrated Transfer Solutions has announced its appointment as the Australian distributor for the TODO range of dry-break couplings, safety breakaway couplings, hose swivels and associated products.


Outcomes from Melbourne safety inspections

17 August, 2009

Springvale, Flemington, Kensington and North Melbourne are the latest Melbourne suburbs to be targeted as part of WorkSafe’s Safer Work Zones campaign for small businesses.


World-first research breakthrough promises safety-critical software

17 August, 2009

Australia’s ICT Research Centre, NICTA, has developed a new generation of highly reliable software, destined for deployment in safety and security systems.
 


Tiler pleads guilty to WorkSafe fraud

17 August, 2009

A Melbourne man was recently convicted and fined for fraudulently obtaining workers compensation after a back injury.


Federal Safety Commissioner seeks feedback

10 August, 2009

The building and costruction industry is being encouraged to provide feedback on OHS matters to the Federal Safety Commissioner.


How can I use my brain as PPE? - Part 2

10 August, 2009 by Cristian Sylvestre*

In the previous Safety Solutions eNewsletter, we presented key findings from research into what contributes to workers making unintentional mistakes that often lead to workplace injuries. This article follows on by presenting guidelines on how to stop yourself from making unintentional mistakes and reducing human error by using your brain as PPE.


Review of OFSC audit criteria

10 August, 2009

The OFSC is auditing its reaccreditation process for construction companies in order to simplify the process.


Manual handling course

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Konekt Ltd

The Konekt Manual Handling workshop is designed to provide practical and task-specific education on how to safely complete manual handling tasks.


Risk management system

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Concentric Asia Pacific

Dyadem Stature 4.0 software enables users to make informed production decisions by providing a single platform to identify, measure, mitigate and continuously communicate safety and quality risks, thereby improving SHE compliance.


Building a culture of safety

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Coles Group & Myer Corporate Services

Nestlé’s manufacturing plant in Campbellfield, Victoria, takes safety very seriously. It’s a culture that’s embraced and practised by every employee, from senior management to those on the shop floor and the company enjoys a good safety record as a result.


Safety workshops for small and medium Queensland businesses

05 August, 2009

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be conducting a series of free safety workshops throughout the state for small and medium businesses over the months of August to November 2009.


Offshore industry urged to focus on safety

04 August, 2009

An Australian safety regulator is urging the oil and gas industry to take a strategic approach to safety on offshore facilities.


CraneSafe expands inspections

04 August, 2009

Truck-mounted concrete pumps have now been added to CraneSafe Australia’s OHS assessment program.


Queensland Mine Safety and Health Commissioner appointed

04 August, 2009

Queensland's first Mine Safety and Health Commissioner has recently been appointed.


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