Delivering a step change in safety management involves "slaying" the "sacred cows", like the assumption that change will leave an organisation legally compromised, according to the health and safety manager of one of Australia's largest utility companies.
BlueScope is well on the way to rolling out its "new HSE thinking approach" globally, as well as new WHS leading indicators and an incident investigation tool involving "learning teams", its latest sustainability report says.
BHP responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing "digital personal protective equipment" to staff, expanding its psychological support services and ensuring its 9,000-plus suppliers applied stringent health and safety standards to their own workforces, it claims in its annual report.
A 12-item tool enabling a large company's workers to self-assess their mental health, and encouraging them to access its previously under-used support services, has improved business efficiency and perceptions of psychological safety, according to its HSEQ head.
Delineating tasks and separating teams are some of the many strategies a Singaporean hospital is taking to protect frontline workers from coronavirus, shedding light on how to prevent the occupational transmission of the disease.
Ramping up wellbeing and support services, like an onsite EAP, health checks and a "concierge service", helped a major law firm maintain workers' mental health during the gruelling work demands of the banking royal commission, according to the firm's national health, safety and wellbeing manager.