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.
Positive safety conversations and regular legislative compliance assessments are key areas of Bethesda Health Care's award-winning safety and health management system, two of its managers tell OHS Alert in this Q&A.
An international employer reinvigorated its safety observation program and culture by teaching workers to increase safe behaviours through clear, positive feedback, according to one of its senior safety managers.
Injured and ill workers should receive the same support regardless of whether their conditions are work- or non-work related, according to the safety, health and wellbeing director of a major employer that overhauled its return-to-work model.
Decisive leadership and a comprehensive removal strategy are crucial to a major employer's plan to eradicate asbestos from its sites by 2030, with 60,000 square metres of asbestos-containing materials already removed to date, according to its asbestos manager.
A major international company has secured AS/NZS 4801 certification across its Australian operations, under a process involving a third-party contractor management provider and ensuring alignment with the new global Standard for OHS management systems, ISO 45001.