Australia will soon begin the adoption process for the International Standard ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, according to Standards Australia.
The NSW Resources Regulator recently issued a safety alert about the hazards of complex intersection design in open cut mines when a light vehicle operator had to take evasive action to prevent a collision with a haul truck at a site late last month.
Safe Work Australia recently issued a renewed call for farm safety, with the latest available data finding that the agriculture industry made up just 2 per cent of the workforce but accounted for 21 per cent of worker fatalities and 3 per cent of serious claims for workers’ compensation.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a safety alert highlighting the risk of falling objects when zip ties (or cable ties) are used to attach weights to the outside of personnel and material hoist cars.
Three recent incidents have generated significant concern regarding the implementation and use of safe systems of work associated with accessing and egressing from open shafts and shaft security in general at the Lightning Ridge opal fields.
There is significant room for OHS professionals to improve their influencing skills, according to an expert in the area, who said that “influence” is the number one word which comes up or is implied when OHS professionals describe the challenges or barriers the face.