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.

CraneSafe expands inspections

04 August, 2009

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

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.

Queensland Mine Safety and Health Commissioner appointed

04 August, 2009

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

New Comcare publication

03 August, 2009

A new publication has been released by Comcare to outline how organisations can benefit from investing in health initiatives for its workers.

Loss of health and safety committee a blow to NZ workers

03 August, 2009

A decision to disband a government advisory committee in New Zealand will be a major setback for workplace safety, says union.

Qld establishes road traffic controller work-safety taskforce

28 July, 2009

A state government taskforce has been set up to look into ways to improve the safety of traffic controllers on Queensland's roads.

New national construction induction card and training requirements

27 July, 2009

The Queensland construction industry has been brought into line with national safety initiatives, with the adoption of a new-look safety induction card.

Safety initiative for labour-hire market

24 July, 2009

A labour-hire company has taken the initiative to promote workplace safety amongst all of its candidates.

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