What skills are needed by a ‘Return To Work’ coordinator?

01 September, 2009 by Anna Kelsey-Sugg*

The skills needed to be an effective return-to-work coordinator require maintenance. Regular training and retraining will help these individuals do the best they can to assist injured workers return to work.

ACT Work Safety Legislation 2009

31 August, 2009

The ACT government recently amended its Work Safety Act to allow a more effective work safety administration regime for sharing of protected information.

Inaco and Zone Safety Systems partnership

31 August, 2009

Inaco Automation Controls has signed a distribution agreement with Zone Safety Systems to distribute its machine guarding systems in Australia.

Changes to ACT Workers Compensation law

20 August, 2009

Changes to the ACT Workers Compensation law will streamline the administration of claims for injured workers whose employers have failed to comply with their legal obligations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Review of OFSC audit criteria

10 August, 2009

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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