Work Safety Compliance – myosh365

Victorian law for Health and Safety in the workplace consists of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic), supported by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Vic). These laws are reasonably consistent with the National Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation that applies in most other Australian states. The Regulations are reviewed…

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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 your Health and Safety Requirements covered in your Tender document? The requirements outlined in Tenders can be overwhelming for Contractors and Smaller Companies, however the Deputy Chairman of the Safety Institute of Australia, Nathan Winter, recently called on large companies to specifically ask questions to Tenderers to confirm their understanding of the requirements. He said…

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A Hazardous Chemicals Register is a list of hazardous chemicals in a particular workplace, accompanied by the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each of those chemicals. An SDS, (previously called a Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS), is a document that provides information on the properties of hazardous chemicals and how they affect health…

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GHS Rollout amended due to industry concerns Safe Work Australia CEO Michelle Baxter has recently confirmed that members have agreed  to an amendment on the GHS Rollout.  All chemicals manufactured or imported BEFORE 1st January, 2017 can now continue to be supplied without having to meet the labelling requirements of the model Work Health and Safety…

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New online reporting system is now available in WA Employers and employees in WA now have the option for making reports to WorkSafe online, from any location, in addition to the previous options of: in person; in writing;  by fax or telephone.  The recent addition of the new online service means that the reporting of…

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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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National Safe Work Month is held in October each year. The aim is to raise awareness about the importance of Workplace Health and Safety and encourage companies and individuals to commit to improving the way that they work, so that they can return home safely.  National Safe Work Australia Week is from the 24th to…

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WorkSafe recently announced a new proactive inspection program for Perth’s northern suburbs. The aim of these inspections will be primarily educational exercises – to help employers identify the risks to the safety and health of workers and provide them with information on how to comply with workplace safety laws. However, inspectors will be checking safety…

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A safe work environment , plus a healthy workforce, minus accidents equals high business performance. With all the changes occurring in the 21st Century, what are the realities facing this assertion? Occupational health and Safety as we know it, is primarily about detection and prevention of hazards at work. A popular tool used for this…

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