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    are you ready ?????????

    ISO 45001 is coming and is the first truly international OHS standard.

    It is not a transition from OHSAS 18001 or AS/NZ 4801 and specifically includes the responsibility of Managers and includes...
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    Thanks Tracker. I should point out that this isn't about a injury claim, it's just something I am interested in because my partner is a teacher.
  3. Moz - an interesting one and I think you may need...

    Moz - an interesting one and I think you may need Legal advice. My understanding is that if a formal arrangement is in place and a person works from home in line with this arrangement then the WHS /...
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    Hi everyone,

    I understand that an employer is responsible for WHS when a formal arrangement exists for an employee too work from home, but what about informal situations where an employee...
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    Miketrees This was a good forum - it went...

    Miketrees

    This was a good forum - it went quiet when HSEFORUM closed it down for a few months about a year ago.

    Spread the word but include Managers, CEO's and Supervisors as they all would...
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    Are you still out there ????

    The Forum seems to have come to a sudden halt - does that equate to a lack of interest or a lack of questions ?
    Lets see if we have can audience and can gather some replies.
    1) The ISO DIS 45001...
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    Knowledge

    John

    The two you have listed are the high risk industries so good luck - what you need is exposure to the Hazards & Risks in these Industries and a good understanding of the controls needed to...
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    Three options

    Mick

    First option do it full time, if you can't the second is part time at night , with the third On line - reason Safety has so many twists and turns, options and ideas and rights and wrongs that...
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    fumes from battery area of forklift

    Fumes should not be taken lightly - it appears you have a chemical reaction as you get on a car battery. Old remedy is use vasoline around terminals to stop corrosion but more important have the...
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    Frustration

    Miketrees
    Like many Company OHS officers you are feeling frustrated - it is common as many Managers do not understand workplace safety or are willing to take a risk that a seroius accident will...
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    Starting at wrong end

    Rizla,

    Sorry to say this but you will need to look at the OHS / WHS Legislation depending on what State ( or maybe Comcare )you are in.

    The Legislation is clear - identify the hazards,...
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    Miketrees Love to see him run that line in...

    Miketrees

    Love to see him run that line in court.

    Join a local Safety Group if you have one - try and visit a firm that puts safety first to see how they do it ( if you are in the Logistics...
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    Miketrees, I cannot see why you, as Safety...

    Miketrees,

    I cannot see why you, as Safety Manager, have to do vehicle checks - this is a responsibility of drivers and trained mechanics under the direction of Managers & Supervisors. Your job is...
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    Miketrees, If the owner had knowledge of...

    Miketrees,

    If the owner had knowledge of serious safety issues then under OHS law in all States he could be prosecuted for a breach . He may have a Manager but who has the utimate responsibility -...
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    Miketrees Looks like the Auditor did his job -...

    Miketrees
    Looks like the Auditor did his job - he listed non - conformance and now it is up to the Company to fix it.
    They will be caught out sooner or later - you will be able to look back when...
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    Miketrees Back again - noted you are in WA. ...

    Miketrees

    Back again - noted you are in WA.

    Normally you follow the Manufacturers recommendations regarding services but a lot of the better Companies have a daily / and or Weekly and or /...
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    Miketrees, You have not said what State you...

    Miketrees,

    You have not said what State you are in ?
    Regards your problem - if the Company you work for is that bad you would most likley have a workplace with poor IR - it's a wonder that an...
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    Gathering II

    The Forum was very active over the last few years but dropped off after, I belive, being hacked.
    The more people that respond and use it the better - promote through OHS Safety Groups, local...
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    Tim Not certain what suburb you are in but you...

    Tim

    Not certain what suburb you are in but you could try the Southern Safety Group that meet in Dandenong once a month - a group of Industry Safety Officers and OHS Professionals representing both...
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    Hi
    We are a small business in Melbourne employing 5 field staff and 2 office staff. We have always tried to maintain our OHS/HSE systems and processes to be up to date but I ma finding it very to...
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    Zeak Working Safely at Heights ticket is not...

    Zeak
    Working Safely at Heights ticket is not mandatory under legislation but still is eveidence of training.
    The employer and / or Principal Contractor can still require you to have this training...
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    When working with a harness, (on a roof or in a cherry picker) is it mandatory that you have a working safely at heights ticket? Or is the employer showing you the correct way to fit a harness deemed...
  23. Be careful - WHS Legislation in Queensland could...

    Be careful - WHS Legislation in Queensland could also include or override any seperate Mining Legislation, it depends how the Government has structured it.

    As I said each State has taken it's own...
  24. Not certain what you are referencing but...

    Not certain what you are referencing but Queensland safety legislation is the Work Health & Safety Act and Regulation.

    As far as I know the Electrical Safety Act & Regulation also apply in...
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    Hi all

    Just a bit confused as to what to reference under the new QLD legislation? WHS or HSE. It was previously HSE.
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