Apr

Articles

  • Safety Performance Survey 2014

    Our annual survey will be conducted as usual in July. Arising from Safety Action’s safety benchmarking forum (November. 2013), where a number of additional safety measures were suggested to be included in our annual benchmarking report:

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  • Safety Performance Survey 2014

    Our annual survey will be conducted as usual in July. Arising from Safety Action’s safety benchmarking forum (November. 2013), where a number of additional safety measures were suggested to be included in our annual benchmarking report:

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  • Smart SWMS or Dumb SWMS

    I noticed recently an advertisement for an eleven (11) page safe work method statement (SWMS), which also proudly boasted initial and final risk ratings.

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  • No Heavy Lifting Rule Saved Damages Bill

    A NT business that had in place a “no heavy lifting” policy, has successfully defended a claim of negligence from a worker who allegedly injured his back lifting a heavy valve cap weighing 91kg.

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  • Union Right of Entry Protocols

    Each jurisdiction has rules which allow union representatives to enter workplaces. It has been stated by some political commentators that as the rules are tightened by the federal government for entry regarding industrial reasons, that there will be more temptation to use the workplace safety right of entry excuse.

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  • Online Systems

    “Electronic induction and contractor management”

    There has been a substantial shift in recent years to the use of electronic systems to; induct workers, select contractor firms and maintain records.

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