Cultural Perspective

The cultural perspective on health and safety takes in two different issues.  The  first is the cultural diversity of the workers in a particular workplace including the Australian cultural norms and expectations.  The second is the culture within the organisation itself. Big or small businesses develop a culture of their own over time. Managers and […]

Risk Management Perspective

The Risk Management approach is the basis of all Work Health and Safety Management activities, from creating and adopting policies and procedures to reviewing and monitoring the effectiveness of those policies and procedures. Hazards should be identified before incidents occur ideally, risk assessments should be performed in conultation with workers and using a risk matrix, […]

Worker Fatalities Page at Safe Work Australia Web Site

Safe Work Australia publishes a Worker Fatalities  page which provides the most current statistics on worker fatalities across Australia.    Worker fatalities by mechanism of incident, 2021 Serious claims by mechanism of incident, 2020-21p* Serious claims statistics, 2020-21p* *preliminary data subject to revision in future years as further claims are finalised. **the median includes serious claims where […]

Psychosocial Code of Practice Mandatory from 1st April 2023

Psychosocial Hazards COP 2022 becomes the mandatory minimum requirement from 1st April 2023. Open the post to get your FREE policy and procedure to get you started Managing the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards. From the 1st April these all business, even volunteer organizations are required to Manage the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards in the workplace. […]

Are your safety policies just sitting on a shelf?

Safety policies, procedures, registers, checklists, safety data sheets, training records and other safety documents are all part of your safety management system. If you have a policy and procedures manual (PPM) that does nothing but sit on a shelf collecting dust then you are missing your opportunity to properly communicate your safety culture to your […]