Safety + Injury Management Blog

Employer avoids prosecution

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 9, 2016 2:49:12 PM

In March 2013, an employee of Hume Doors& Timber was injured when he cut the straps securing a 19-tonne load of timber. WorkCover NSW alleged that Hume Doors & Timber failed to discharge their...

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Workplace Noticeboard Requirements

Posted by Recovery Partners on Aug 9, 2016 2:46:35 PM

Noticeboards are a great communication tool but did you know that some states require specific information to be displayed in the workplace. Are you complying with these requirements? To help you...

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Where’s Your Nearest Defibrillator?

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 9, 2016 2:43:23 PM

You see a person clutch their chest, lose all colour in their face, and suddenly fall to the ground, unconscious while displaying no signs of life. The signs mimic that of someone suffering from a...

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A Safety Story Every CEO Should Read

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 9, 2016 2:36:30 PM

One October day in 1987, the new CEO of the Aluminium Company of America, or Alcoa, took to the stage of a ballroom in a New York hotel. Paul O’Neill had been a surprise choice for head of one of...

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Building a safety culture with WHS Champions

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 8, 2016 10:48:55 PM

Instilling a culture of safety within an organisation is the most effective way to improve Work Health and Safety(WHS) awareness across the workforce. Safety in the workplace is everyone’s...

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First “officer” charged under model Work Health and Safety legislation

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 8, 2016 10:45:21 PM

Directors have always been in the firing line in WHS prosecutions. More recently though, with the introduction of the model WHS legislation, “officers” have also been placed in the spotlight. And...

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Who Has Responsibility For Managing Work Health And Safety Risks?

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 8, 2016 10:38:10 PM

The WHS Act and Regulations require persons who have a duty to ensure health and safety to ‘manage risks’ by eliminating health and safety risks so far as is reasonably practicable, and if it is not...

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Safety Guidelines for Being a Parent

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 8, 2016 10:35:09 PM
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Reasonably Practicable Risk Management

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 8, 2016 10:32:48 PM

I often get asked what is “reasonably practicable” risk management? The new WHS Act and Regulations require persons who have a duty to ensure health and safety to “manage risks” by eliminating health...

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Factsheet: Return to Work Coordinator (RTWC)

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Aug 8, 2016 10:29:32 PM

A return to work coordinator is an employee nominated by an employer (or a contractor engaged for the role) whose principal purpose is to assist injured workers to return to work in a safe and...

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Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at www.workcover.nsw.au