BHP is educating its leaders on "chronic unease" to boost its safety culture, according to its latest sustainability report, which also details its new leading indicators and plans to improve contractor safety.
Workplace leaders learn the majority of what they know about health and safety from their employers, showing employers should use that influence to drive safety outcomes, according to the head of health, safety and security for one of Australia's biggest infrastructure projects.
A major employer's anonymous behaviour feedback system allows it to quickly identify unsafe practices and resolve them informally, stopping inappropriate behaviour from escalating and requiring formal disciplinary action, its executive director of people and culture says.
A senior safety specialist for Ernst and Young has warned against the hasty uptake of disparate digital technology solutions that are unlikely to provide significant, long-term WHS outcomes to organisations.
The CSIRO is turning its workplaces into "vibrant sites" under a new strategy integrating health and safety into its operations and changing workers' safety attitudes and behaviours, one of its HSE managers says.
The safety director of one of Australia's biggest infrastructure projects has outlined contractor management strategies aimed at protecting the health and safety of workers and the public, including the unheard-of requirement to employ occupational hygienists.
An employer that recently entered a $500,000 undertaking over alleged dust-related WHS breaches has become Australia's first government body to achieve ISO 45001 certification. Meanwhile, the International Organisation for Standardisation has flagged the publishing date for a new psychological health and safety Standard.
An employer responded to a serious incident by introducing a "personal awareness tool" and other practical measures to prevent forklifts entering pedestrian areas, it has revealed in an article produced under the terms of a WHS undertaking.
Solid project management structures, including a comprehensive communications plan, were crucial to a major employer increasing workers' health and safety competencies, according to its national capability and development manager.