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Not just Silicosis: Overall Environmental, Health and Safety risk on the rise

Posted by The Brain on Jun 6, 2019 4:22:12 AM

 

In Australia, environmental health and safety risk is getting critical. On the contemporary events broadcast, A Current Affair, respiratory physician, Dr Ryan Hoy singled out the silicosis crisis, calling it “unprecedented” – even warning that silicosis was worse than asbestosis.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Silicosis Is Back: How PCBUs can tackle the health and safety crisis

Posted by The Brain on May 17, 2019 3:11:05 AM

 

The reporting makes it clear: the silicosis crisis is back, and it’s particularly acute for stonemasons and other tradespeople. What happened?

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Building Your Business Case for Safety Management Software

Posted by The Brain on May 2, 2019 4:53:44 AM

 

We get it, deciding to digitize your manual processes and invest in safety management software is a big step. But after the decision’s made, there’ll still be a heavy lift ahead.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

An Introduction to Permit to Work

Posted by The Brain on May 1, 2019 2:15:31 AM

 

Risk managers in the world of hazardous operations are acutely aware of the need to implement stringent work controls: documented measures that go far beyond safe work protocols for more routine jobs. 

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Gear up for the first-ever World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Posted by The Brain on Apr 26, 2019 7:52:26 AM

 

Nowadays, more people are working than ever before. And with the advent of remote work, those people are working from anywhere, at any time.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Permit to Work: Some introductory concepts

Posted by The Brain on Apr 4, 2019 4:24:14 AM

 

Accident reports show that as many as 90 percent of industrial accidents are attributable to human error. But poor procedures and processes can make those human errors well-nigh inevitable, especially in the world of hazardous work. And that’s why teams involved in non-routine work need to implement stringent work controls to keep everyone safe and reduce risk.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

ISO 45001: What’s new?

Posted by The Brain on Mar 7, 2019 4:00:00 AM

 

We’ve all been following major shifts in occupational health and safety. And perhaps, no one recent change has been bigger than the introduction of ISO 45001. The new ISO standard supplants OHSAS 18001 to give organizations of any size and in any market a systematic, integrated way to manage work safety risk.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Noggin at Work: The case of the LINX Group

Posted by The Brain on Feb 27, 2019 4:33:48 AM

 

The LINX Group is a pretty big deal in the logistics infrastructure and solutions space. How couldn’t it be? Built on more than a century’s worth of ports and logistics experience, the company brings together the skills and expertise of four market-leading operations. As a result, it boasts customers across a wide array of industries.

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Topics: Ports, Incident Management, Work Health Safety

After Reforms, Key Work Health and Safety Challenges Persist in Australia & New Zealand

Posted by The Brain on Feb 6, 2019 6:57:48 AM

 

In the last decade, Australia and New Zealand launched broad-based reforms to retool their occupational health and safety systems. Australia implemented a rigorous harmonisation regime: its commonwealth Model Work Health and Safety Act now forms the basis of the majority of state WHS laws. New Zealand, then, used Australia’s Model Act as the basis for its regulations.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Who Are the Lone Workers at My Organisation?

Posted by The Brain on Jan 30, 2019 5:17:43 AM

 

Nowadays, most jurisdictions impose a strict duty of care obligation on employers. In other words, employers must provide a baseline level of care for their employees, i.e. ensure security and safety. That requirement, however, doesn’t just apply to employees working within the four walls of the traditional office; it also extends to lone workers. 

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Topics: Work Health Safety


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