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Undertaking transformational change – don’t let your Health and Safety (HS) performance suffer.

“Transformation” is the buzz word being bandied around during these challenging economic times, but what exactly is “Transformational Change” and how is it going to increase efficiency, reduce cost, whilst still providing sustainable health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance improvement? That’s the 60 billion dollar question… In essence “Transformational Change” is about moving from the […]

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Occupational Health and Safety

I have a HSE Management System; why should I look at gaining Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Certification? Below is a brief overview into the benefits of gaining WHS Certification. Occupational Health and Safety responsibilities are now part of each workers responsibilities and ensuring their safety in the course of their work is essential to business […]

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The Importance of Reporting Events, Hazards and Near Misses

Most people understand reporting events, hazards and near misses are extremely important but most of us don’t want to for a variety of reasons. A few of these reasons may include: You don’t really believe the event or hazard you saw is really that significant and is not worth the time and effort to report […]

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Review of OHS Management System Standard

New Occupational health and safety management system (ISO 45001) A new occupational health and safety management system requirements is being produced by a Project Committee, ISO PC283.  Scheduled publication date is October 2016. The Standard will be aligned with ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), which will allow for a simpler and […]

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Fertiliser Company Fined Over Employee Finger Loss

29 August 2014 Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Limited has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $5,000 after an employee’s hand was pulled into a machine in its Napier packing plant. In November 2013, Ravensdown storeperson Jackson Hawea, had the little finger on his left hand amputated to the first knuckle after it got […]

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Company pleads guilty over Pilbara mine death

Tuesday, 12 August 2014  Crushing Services International Pty Ltd (CSI) has entered a guilty plea in the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s prosecution related to the death of a Pilbara mine worker on 14 August last year. The matter was heard yesterday in South Hedland before Magistrate Potter. Mr Kurt Williams, a contracted electrician with […]

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WA WorkSafe Offices relocated to Cannington

August 2014  Over the next few months, the majority of the Department of Commerce divisions will be relocating, starting with WorkSafe on 15 August. From Monday 18th of August, WorkSafe will be located at the Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington. If you have any questions or need further information, call 1300 307 8771300 307 877 […]

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