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Client legal privilege issues in managing and investigating safety incidents — Part 3

12 December, 2008 by Katherine Morris*

We conclude the three-part series by looking at how privilege can be jeopardised by the actions of external lawyers and organisations involved in the incident. It is vital that procedures are put in place within an organisation to ensure that privilege is maintained and not expressly or impliedly waived.


Federal Safety Commissioner 2008 Award

01 December, 2008

Construction firm John Holland was recognised for its leadership in safety, receiving the Federal Safety Commissioner award at the Master Builders’ National Awards.


ASCC meets for the last time

01 December, 2008

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council met for the last time in November 2008, paving the way for the transition to its newly formed replacement organisation, Safe Work Australia.


Comcare Annual Report released

18 November, 2008

Comcare has released two key documents reporting on its preformance over the past financial year — its 2007–2008 Annual Report and ‘Comcare at a glance’.


South Australia Safe Work Awards

18 November, 2008

The South Australia Safety Awards were recently presented to a number of worthy recipients for their individual and company initiatives to drive workplace safety in South Australia.


Crucial High Court decision on OHS appeal

18 November, 2008

After a lengthy appeals process, a High Court decision has cleared the way for two significant safety prosecutions in South Australia to proceed.


Client legal privilege issues in managing and investigating safety incidents — Part 2

14 November, 2008 by Katherine Morris*

In part 2, we look at issues concerning legal advice in relation to a safety incident, and look at ways to control internal investigations and documentation to maintain legal privilege.


EHS audit protocol platform

13 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Aecom

IAPC Interactive is a compliance assurance and regulatory research tool developed by the International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) to assist with environmental, health and safety (EHS) audit programs.


Client legal privilege issues in managing and investigating safety incidents — Part 1

13 October, 2008 by Katherine Morris*

This is the first article in a three-part series that discusses the matter of client legal privilege in the context of managing and investigating safety incidents and outlines practical issues surrounding it.


OHS diplomas

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: SAI Global Limited

SAI Global’s Advanced Diploma in OHS offers industry professionals the opportunity to extend their knowledge and formal qualifications in line with the latest in OHS theory and practice.


OHS management system

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Tri-Link

Tri-Link’s online OHS management system, SafetyPoint, offers an online framework consistent with Australian and international system standards. It provides content specific to Australian OHS legislation by jurisdiction.


Manual training DVD

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Channel 1 Creative Media

The ‘Manual Handling’ training DVD takes viewers through a range of tips, procedures and preventions for improving the safety of manual handling tasks performed in the workplace.


Height safety training course

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Protector Alsafe

The ‘Work Safely at Height’ training course is designed for persons who could be required to undertake routine procedures involving working at height. The course is designed to expose persons who work at height to a broad range of height risk situations and to correctly implement a safe working procedure.


Safety plan assessor training

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: IFAP

The WorkSafe Plan assessor course is a three-day training program accredited by WorkSafe WA for WorkSafe Plan Assessor certification.


WorkSafe Victoria's latest operational results

08 October, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria's 2007/08 operational results showed the state had fewer than 30,000 workplace injury claims this year — a feat it has achieved only twice before in recorded history.


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