Researchers from Canada, Italy and Finland have finally laid bare the fact the organisations across the world are “dealing with a flood of workplace bullshit” and that bullshit is affecting morale and performance in organisations. The authors, in the latest edition of Business Horizons define workplace bullshit as something that takes place when colleagues make [...]
A worker has fallen from a piece of mobile earthmoving equipment sustaining serious injuries. This article takes a look at preventing falls from earth moving equipment and other plant.
Employers are frequently asking us about the process of transitioning employees back to the workplace as COVID-19 restrictions ease. How should we manage the transition to work? what precautions do we need to take? what if employees are concerned with returning? Is there any documentation requirements that we need to adopt? Unfortunately there are no [...]
Now that the world is slowly re-opening industries to enable the recovery of badly hit economies and save jobs, the key question remains on how best to move forward in automating as much as possible, while retaining jobs, and keeping facilities and employees safe? Safety and cybersecurity expert Friedhelm Best, Vice President Asia Pacific, HIMA [...]
New Victorian Workplace manslaughter laws have come into effect from 1 July 2020. The new laws have implemented changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria) particularly those involving industrial or workplace manslaughter. The new laws provide a range of obligations for employers and persons in charge of a business unit PCBU and impose the [...]
A Brisbane construction company has been fined for a safety failure to ensure a critical risk was managed on a construction work site. The company was recently fined $85,000 in the Brisbane Magistrate's Court after a concrete worker contacted an overhead powerline with a bull float (tool). The worker received an electric shock, causing serious [...]
A workplace health and safety consultant can be a great asset to your business, particularly in its' early stages of business growth or if you encounter a safety issue. Choosing the right safety consulting organisation can be a challenge. Of course, we would like you to work with Safetysure, but we do recognise that sometimes [...]
How often have you completed a safety induction and then been handed a mountain of safety policy and procedures to read? Some might even be applicable to the job you have to do, but many won't. Getting through the induction is one thing, but navigating your way through the safety policy and procedures that may [...]