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Government announces the development of the new Work Health and Safety Bill The new Work Health and Safety Bill for WA, is in development, as announced by the Regulation for Health & Safety Government on the 12th July, it will be based on the national Work Health and Safety Act. The new, modernised Bill aims…

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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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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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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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Construction Response Procedures.

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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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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