Category Archive for: ‘General topics’

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Update on modernisation of WA safety laws

What is happening with the modernisation of WA’s safety laws? Should we ask when it is happening, or is it …

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Protecting your legal position when making changes due to tough economic conditions

An Australian safety regulator has stated that maintenance continues to be one of the three top causes of OHS incidents …

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They might be almost gone, but the hazards can’t be forgotten

The sentencing in a recent New Zealand case serves as a useful reminder that businesses need to properly risk assess …

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A not so nice ice cream treat

Health and safety legislation in Australia imposes duties on businesses to ensure that the health and safety of members of …

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To pee or not to pee…

Is saliva testing or urine testing better at detecting drug use in the workplace? The issue has been debated for …

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Leading for safety

When leading the workforce to ensure safety, it is important to generate enthusiasm in workers so that safety becomes a …

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Crane Case Raises a Risk Assessment Reminder

A recent decision by a Victorian Magistrate’s Court regarding an individual crane truck driver prosecuted for beaching its OSH duties …

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The global cost of poor workplace safety

Hazardous conditions in the workplace are a very real global issue. Over 313 million workers suffer non-fatal occupational injuries each …

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Using JHAs

An issue that commonly arises in managing risk and is often a source of contention with regulators is when is …

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Applying the reasonably practicable test – more than just huff and puff

Windmills have been synonymous with country living for many years, utilising wind power to pump ground water for domestic and …

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