Risk-Based Hygiene Management Planning: is your site ready to submit its plan?

With the end of the financial year looming, administrative requirements can keep a company very busy. A relatively new DMP …

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Do you really learn from incidents?

A recent Federal Court decision reminds businesses that in order to meet legal duties they must learn from incidents. This …

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“Known risks” link mine site fatalities

The report into the contributing factors in serious incidents in the mining industry in NSW conducted for the NSW Department …

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A Second Chance for Safety Regulators?

The South Australian Parliament may step in to ‘clean up’ a mistake made by the state safety regulator that had …

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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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Why a non-compliant Notice of Completion Could Cost More Than You Think

A recent appeal case in the Supreme Court is a timely reminder about the importance of getting the paperwork right …

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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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