A national employer has increased hazard and incident reporting, improved communication between employees and leaders and reduced its lost-time injury frequency rate under a three-year safety and wellbeing strategic plan.
Workplace housekeeping is crucial to keeping workers safe, and involves much more than sweeping and removing obstacles, according to a safety expert, who outlines five steps to developing a successful housekeeping program.
An organisation's robust safety management system promotes "living and breathing" safety and has an "enviable safety track record", according to its HSQS manager, who has outlined 10 ways to reduce low-level injuries.
PCBUs are being advised to follow seven steps when developing or updating an independent contractor management plan, and to ensure they can provide safety inspectors with proof of their WHS compliance.
Introducing or changing drug and alcohol policies that include testing regimes create both opportunities and challenges for employers, which must consider consultation, privacy and a host of other matters throughout the process, an international law firm says.
In a dispute involving the roles of health and safety reps and their deputies, the Fair Work Commission has found that an employer was entitled to sack a deputy HSR for repeatedly emailing managers with safety concerns.
Should employers stop conducting toolbox talks? How can safety professionals market the "caring" aspect of safety to an employer? How can employers get workers in the one place to discuss safety? These questions and more are answered here.