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myosh HSEQ Practitioner Profile Details Full name: Brad Matthews Company name and core business: GCG Health Safety and Hygiene – Helping our clients keep their people safe; Current position: Senior WHS Consultant Date and place of birth: May 1967 in Richmond,Qld. Web Address : https://www.gcg.net.au/ Qualification/ Training: Grad Cert IT; Grad Dip OHS; Lead Auditor;…

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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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myosh HSEQ Practitioner Profile myosh Partners offer Work Health Safety advice and services and also advice on myosh solutions for small, medium or large organisations. Our consultant profiles provide a personal introduction to our most valued partners. This week, we introduce Graeme Franklin who is a Gold Partner and a Certified myosh Professional. Details Full…

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  Pokémon is a hugely popular game that encourages people to explore the world around them in search of Pokémon to capture. It’s addictive and lots of fun. Next time you are out and about take note of all the people walking around, eyes on phone, swiping away.  People are searching and capturing Pokemon everywhere. …

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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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New WHS Laws for Western Australia The harmonisation of Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws across Australia aims to reduce work related death, injury and illness. Currently all states, territories and the Commonwealth are responsible for making and enforcing their own WHS laws. Over the past 20 years there have been efforts to make WHS…

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Work Safety Commitment Reduces Court Penalty In response to a guilty verdict of non-compliance to Occupational Health and Safety laws, judges usually apply financial penalties to companies and individuals. These penalties are intended to deter the offenders from re-offending and also to set an example to others. The following Case Studies show however, that the…

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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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