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What do Buzz Aldrin, Bon Jovi, Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? The answer is that they have all suffered from mental illness. Winston Churchill even named this disorder “black dog”, indicating that it was his lifelong companion. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 New Zealand adults…

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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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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work.   The Focus for 2017 is on Improving Data Collection for Prevention. The International Labour Organisation’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the need to improve reliable HSEQ/OSH data collection for prevention purposes. The ILO States that…

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World Safety and Health Day

FIFO workers from 143 different resource companies were part of the research carried out by Edith Cowen University in 2014/15, when they surveyed 629 fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers. The study found that over one-third (36%) of participants experienced depression, anxiety and/or stress symptoms, this being more than twice the rate for the general population. Over…

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“Treat employees like they make a difference and they will” – Jim Goodnight, CEO SAS It happens.  Bullying in the workplace is a problem.   Does your organisation understand the risks and do they know what can and should be done to manage the issues? Workplace bullying is the repeated “unreasonable behaviour” directed towards a worker…

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Managing Wellbeing in the Workplace

Do your Construction employees know these important response procedures? A recent article from Alsco First Aid, highlights that Construction workers are exposed to  a lot of life-threatening safety risks and workplace dangers that could result in serious injury or even death. That’s because they work at one of the most hazardous working environments anyone could ever…

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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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