Category Archive for: ‘General risk management’


Tick, Tick, Boom! Safe Work Australia wants your explosive submissions

It is hard to believe that one of the most dangerous aspects of many Australian businesses – the use of …

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Repetition, repetition, repetition – employee fails to obtain a stop bullying order because the unreasonable acts were not repeated

An employee has failed to obtain anti-bullying orders, despite proving that the company had engaged in unreasonable behaviour on 4 …

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Mythbusters: You can’t share information about a privileged investigation

Legal professional privilege is an issue that is often misunderstood. A common myth is that it prevents information sharing within …

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New Drug and Alcohol Helpline for FIFO Workers Launched

A new helpline for fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers struggling with drug and alcohol problems was launched on Sunday, 26 July …

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Safety Accountability

How your organisation uses accountability has the potential to impact on whether you are meeting your legal safety duties. Does …

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Court confirms regulator’s powers to request documents are broad

A recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted the broad power the regulator has to obtain confidential and …

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Its risky to undertake work without the required licences and permits

The prosecution of Jonathon Westmoreland, a subcontractor who attached cladding without the required permit to a wall at a Swanston …

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Learnings from a safety regulator’s analysis of serious incident data

A review conducted by a safety regulator of six months of serious incidents and occurrences reported to it provides some …

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Do you need to prepare to have your say on explosives harmonisation?

In mid-2013 Safe Work Australia began a process to develop model explosives legislation. A consultation process is expected to be …

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Ensuring workers comply with safety systems is a key part of ensuring a safe workplace

An inquest into the death of a seaman approximately 3 nautical miles off the coast of Western Australia in 2011 …

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