Work Health and Safety Act Updates July 2018

Posted July 31, 2018

Recently there have been a number of changes to health and safety legislation in Queensland. These changes may affect all businesses especially those who have appointed health and safety representatives. Below is a summary of the changes and what you …

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Are You in Control of your Company’s Payroll?

Posted July 31, 2018

Payroll systems rarely change, and if there are no complaints then there are no issues, right? That is probably what cosmetics brand Lush thought before their outdated paper-based payroll system was found to be floored and the company now faces …

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Chemical Management – Impact of GHS Changes

Posted January 6, 2017

The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals has come into full effect across Australia as of 1 January 2017. The GHS is an international system to classify and communicate chemical hazards using consistent terms and information …

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Planning for Growth – Lessons from QR

Posted October 31, 2016

Queensland Rail is in damage control following the opening of the new Redcliffe Peninsula line in early October. The controversy has already claimed the jobs of two executives when the new line was opened without adequate staff to deliver the …

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Work Health and Safety Due Diligence

Posted October 31, 2016

What is due diligence? The Work Health and Safety Act requires that the officers, for instance Directors, exercise due diligence to ensure that the organisation complies with its duties or obligations under the Act. This includes: Acquiring and keeping up …

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Are Your WorkCover Premiums As Low As They Can Go?

Posted October 13, 2016

The aim of managing health and safety is to prevent injuries, but what do you do when something does go wrong? Having just paid WorkCover premiums for the current financial year you may be wondering, how they are calculated and …

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What will the Inspector find at your workplace?

Posted July 25, 2016

In the five year period to June 2015, 610 people were trapped by moving machinery/equipment or hit by moving objects. That’s more than two people a week. This startling statistic has prompted Worksafe Qld to commence a year-long audit campaign focusing …

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Is it Bullying? ….. or is it Reasonable Management Action?

Posted July 25, 2016

Updated workplace bullying laws have been in place since January 2014 but there is still some confusion over how they apply. The Fair Work Commission deals with approximately 60 anti-bullying applications a month. All business sizes and industries are represented, …

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