ISO 45001 Warning Issued by ACCI

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The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged employers to think twice before implementing the new draft international standard for OHS management systems, with components of the draft appearing to be inconsistent with Australian laws. ACCI said it is concerned by a surge of articles and workshops promoting ISO 45001 as the new “gold standard” when… Read more »

Mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022

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Safe Work Australia have published the findings from the mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (the Strategy) which shows it continues to be an important tool to shape work health and safety (WHS) activities across Australia. The review highlighted 14 key findings including: the Strategy is being used as intended and… Read more »

Apprentices, fall prevention a key focus

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Apprentices, fall prevention a key focus for Construction Safety Action Plan. Initiatives to protect apprentices working on South Australian construction sites will be a key focus of an industry action plan developed by Safe Work SA as part of a push to improve health and safety within the sector. Read More

Have You Created Your Safety Budget?

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Setting a Safety Budget for the new financial year is an important factor and too often employers fail to budget for workplace health and safety needs. Investing in Safety can save you in the event of an incident but the true savings come in ensuring incidents are prevented. Investing in improved work practices and new… Read more »

National Farm Safety Week 2017

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This week is Farm Safety Week, and Safe Work Australia are focussing on quad bikes – a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces. The Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety found that quad bikes were the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal on-farm injuries in the first six months… Read more »