World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers Memorial Day

Saturday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. This is a day for promoting safety and health in the workplace and to honour those who have died from work-related injury or illness. This year Safe Work Australia are encouraging employers to promote Generation Safe and Healthy, focusing on… Read more »

Standard ISO 45001 Approved for Publication

Standard ISO 45001 is one of the most anticipated Global Standards for occupational health and safety management systems. Due to be published on 15 March 2018, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements, will replace OHSAS 18001 which is currently used by organisations worldwide. ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements… Read more »

Changes to HSR requirements

When exercising a power or performing a function, a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) may seek the assistance of ‘Approved Work Health and Safety (WHS) consultants’. As of 13 February 2018, the legislation has changed, in particular, section 68 (2g) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA). Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) are no longer required… Read more »

Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017

The Labour Licensing Act 2017 comes into effect on 1 March 2018. The objects of the Labour Licensing Act 2017 are to: protect workers from exploitation by providers of Labour hire services; protect licensed Labour hire businesses from predatory business practices; promote the integrity of the Labour hire industry The objects are to be primarily… Read more »

Managing Shift Work and Workplace Fatigue

Every business and industry is affected by fatigue; however some types of work and sectors have an inherently higher risk, particularly when shift work is involved. Fatigue can cause lowered productivity, accidents and even death. Fatigue can be caused by… too little sleep boredom physical and emotional problems sleep disturbances caused by working irregular shifts… Read more »