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New Zealand’s System for the Management of Hazardous Substances in the Workplace is Changing. The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations will come into force in December 2017, and are aimed at reducing both immediate harm and longer-term illness that can result from the work-related use of hazardous substances. If yours is one…

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ARE YOU READY FOR GHS? The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), as it’s name implies, is a system used globally to classify and communicate chemical hazards, using specified terms and information on chemical labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS), which are internationally recognised and consistent. GHS will be mandatory in…

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Preventing Falls on Construction Sites The prevention of deaths and injuries caused specifically by falls, are the target of a prevention campaign for Inspectors in Victoria (Australia) during July. Inspectors will be visiting over 1000 construction sites in July and providing information to Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU’s), on their responsibility to control…

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The focus of Farm Safety Week this year is to ensure that people working on farms can go home safe after a day’s work. Farm Safety Week is held every year to raise awareness about safety issues on farms, with this year’s theme being Safe Farms = Profit.  Common hazards on farms include: Machinery- these…

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A significant number of lost-time injuries in pubs, taverns and bars have prompted WorkSafe WA to undertake a proactive inspection program to examine safety issues in this sector. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting pubs, taverns and bars throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said, ‘The inspectors will work with the aid…

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An increasing trend across many industries is for companies to focus on their core business and outsource other functions to contractors.  It’s commonplace to find contractors performing tasks alongside other contractors and company employees. This can easily result in complex overlapping duties of care with regards to health and safety. The Person Conducting the Business…

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More and more employers are making wellness programs available to their employees.  This is a trend toward a workplace atmosphere that is supportive of the health and safety of a company’s most valuable resources – its people. Making OHS a focus in your business, is a step in the right direction for 2016. The Rise…

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Having an incident free workplace is a sure way of achieving success in any organisation.According to a case study by the British based Health and Safety Executive,(source) causes of most accidents can be traced to a poor safety culture within an Organisation.These occurrences are financially unfavourable. To promote a positive safety culture and minimise unwanted incidents, most…

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Self-employed individuals and small businesses with less than 10 employees (or an annual payroll of less than $578,000) may qualify for a discount of 10 percent on their work levy. The ACC designed this discount to encourage small businesses to implement safety systems in their operations. The Workplace Safety Discount is good for three years,…

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work started in 2003 and is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of risks and promote safety for all workers. In addition, this day is set aside as a day to remember those who have died due to accidents and illnesses associated with their job, according to…

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