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A leading safety lawyer has warned that the fourth industrial revolution is shifting rather than eliminating WHS risks, and called for international regulations to prevent the emergence of "safety havens", where organisations can make unsafe decisions affecting other jurisdictions without fear of prosecution.
Easy accommodations can be made to ensure pregnant women continue to work safely in most workplaces, according to a leading occupational physician who says being pregnancy-friendly benefits organisations' health and safety in general.
A leading workplace safety expert has called for psychosocial safety climate (PSC) to be adopted as a company KPI for ethical management, because of its effectiveness in preventing worker mental ill-health and absenteeism.
Employers would be wise to assess the safety features of their vehicle fleet, with an automobile safety expert telling a major scientific meeting that cars driven for work are 30 per cent more likely to be in a car crash than those used privately.
The hierarchy of controls is referred to in most employers' high-level safety documents but is often overlooked when determining risk control measures, an investigation into an incident involving semi-autonomous equipment has warned.