QLD: RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN FOR ASBESTOS CONCERNS IN SCHOOLS

Posted 29 June 2010 / No comments

Do you have an OHS strategy in place for Asbestos in your school? An independent audit and review have found that asbestos exposure continues to be a problem for Queensland schools due to negligence and flaws in the way the hazardous substance is managed. Criticisms have been directed at the State Government for a lack

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COMCARE TO PROSECUTE AUST POST OVER ‘UNSAFE’ BIKES

Posted 22 June 2010 / No comments

Should Australia have more management and support for our posties? Comcare has initiated a prosecution against Aust Post after an investigation it conducted of Post’s NT Palmerton Delivery Centre allegedly turned up six unroadworthy motorcycles, including the bike ridden by a contractor killed in a road crash. Comcare stressed its investigation also found the bike’s

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The importance of Training

Posted 8 June 2010 / No comments

Derek Stockley is a training, learning and performance consultant based in Melbourne, Australia. This article explores the staff development question facing many managers. Managers have to make decisions about their commitment to staff development Should you spend time and money developing your staff? The answer is yes, but the question then becomes: how much? All

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This week’s Occupational Health and Safety News

Posted 1 June 2010 / No comments

Below are 4 pieces of OHS related news for this week: 1)      Employee fined over fumes explosion 2)      Safety Alert: Tractor roll-over protective structure (ROPS) limitations 3)      Crane collapse at school 4)      Preparing for Hendra Virus 1) Employee fined over fumes explosion: SafeWork SA has highlighted employee duties following the prosecution of a worker who

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