In the world of work health and safety, the business case is often confused with the related question of making an economic justification for the public good. Certainly the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 makes it clear that organisations are responsible for the safety of people they do not employ such as visitors and […]
Training helps to turn the theory of quality and safety into reality. Effective training should be a fundamental part of a company’s management system as it can help prevent many quality, safety and environmental problems from ever occurring. Dare I say it – training even improves profitability.
A study by the American Management Association found […]
According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report there are now almost one million Australians who work as independent contractors in their main job. By far the most common industry in which an independent contractor works is construction (304,800 people).
Have you ever hired a contractor only to witness them doing unsafe acts and seemingly oblivious to […]
Australian workplaces have recorded the lowest number of fatalities in 11 years according to data released by Safe Work Australia in their annual report Work-related Traumatic Fatalities, Australia 2014. Is this due to the changes in WHS legislation? New Zealand seems to think so. They are about to enact very similar legislation. I guess only […]
You can have the best WHS management system in the world. You can have an incident investigation system that drills down to the root cause and takes the corrective actions required to prevent it happening again. You can have an executive management team that takes work, health and safety very seriously. You can have the […]