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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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“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

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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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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  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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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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hospitality safety

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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