Safety + Injury Management Blog

Playing it safe: Managing drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Posted by Recovery Partners on Nov 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Issues around drug use are never far from the headlines in Australia, and the last few weeks have been no exception. The impending changes to cannabis possession laws in the ACT are a hot topic...

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Asbestos Facts for National Asbestos Awareness Month

Posted by Recovery Partners on Nov 11, 2019 10:21:22 AM

 

If you’re sitting in an Australian building that was constructed prior to 1990, it’s likely that it contains some asbestos. Many schools, homes, public amenities and offices across Australia...

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The 3 Things to Consider When Planning WHS for Small Business

Posted by Recovery Partners on Jul 11, 2019 3:19:00 PM

 

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WHS Penalties Increasing: QLD Director Jailed and fined $1million.

Posted by Recovery Partners on Mar 29, 2019 10:16:17 AM

 

A Brisbane-based company director has just been sentenced to jail for 1 year and slapped with a $1 million dollar fine for being found guilty of reckless conduct in the workplace.

 It’s a first...

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How to Get your WHS Standards up to Scratch in Any Business

Posted by Recovery Partners on Mar 28, 2019 3:45:18 PM

 

When was the last time the work health and safety practices and policies of your business were reviewed?

It might be time for a check-up…

While quite a few of us have a basic understanding of...

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Top 3 Reasons To Complete A WHS Gap Analysis

Posted by Recovery Partners on Mar 4, 2019 3:15:00 PM
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What You Need to Know About Working in Heat

Posted by Recovery Partners on Jan 16, 2019 2:02:45 PM

Given the Bureau of Meteorology's recent statement advising that 2018 is the third hottest year on record, it's even more important that we understand the risks of heat on our body, and how we can...

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Is it time to update your Drug and Alcohol Policy?

Posted by Recovery Partners on Dec 6, 2018 9:43:00 AM

With the party season just around the corner, it may be time to refresh your Drug and Alcohol Policy or familiarise your staff with its contents. Whenever employees consume alcohol at a work-related...

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The WHS Responsibilities of a PCBU

Posted by Recovery Partners on Sep 10, 2018 10:02:00 AM

 

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How to Assess Noise in the Workplace

Posted by Recovery Partners on Aug 31, 2018 3:10:00 PM

 Sound and noise are interchangable terms, sound being what we hear as a result of vibrations travelling though the air and noise is commonly defined as unwanted sound.

When workers or other...

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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