No matter how divided your organisation's safety culture seems to be, you can make a difference. It doesn't matter what your job title is, you can make a difference by leading others around you to create an environment where nobody gets hurt. That's a goal everyone can live with!
In these times of constant change and global competition, it is important to always look for improvement - especially when it comes to safety.
Managers at the operational level play an important role in maintaining the integrity of their employer's safety management systems.
If you want an informed safety culture in your workplace it all starts and finishes with your management support. Be pro-active and implement some of these initiatives in your workplace.
In courts throughout Australia, directors and managers are being held criminally responsible for the conduct of their corporation. The number of prosecutions is increasing as enforcement bodies' focus their attention beyond the corporate legal entity to the individuals who ‘drive' it.
Historically, occupational health and safety (OHS) has been seen as an afterthought, a box to tick, or simply an optional extra after day-to-day business has been taken care of. This should not be the case today.
As an employer, no matter how big or small your business, you have the responsibility for the day-to-day health, safety and welfare of your employees and visitors to your workplace.
In recent years there has been a substantial increase in casual or temporary employment.
You are the director of a company which spends thousands of dollars on developing Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) policies and procedures.
Businesses are coming to the realisation that workplace safety is a risk which they cannot afford to ignore.
Just how safe is your workplace? Find out for yourself in this article.
Safety is a major concern for all businesses and while large business often sees itself as capable of managing its own risk, some smaller businesses have struggled to implement the new workplace safety laws.
In the past it has been difficult for CEOs to be successfully charged with manslaughter when a death occurs in the workplace. However proposed changes will increase the likelihood of CEOs obtaining a criminal record as this paper outlines.
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