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  1. I looked at your Hazard Report. In others I seen...

    I looked at your Hazard Report. In others I seen and use for my work there are two blocks as your has for corrective actions; 1) interim controls, 2) permanent abatement. This assures the work can...
  2. I think you answered your own question. On the...

    I think you answered your own question. On the theoretical side; there is no such thing as absolutely risk free in most anything from walking to cycling to preparing dinner. We would be remiss, if...
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    I don't have problems with WPs, as a senior mgr,...

    I don't have problems with WPs, as a senior mgr, I fire them and let them create problems for someone else's program. There is simply no room for bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace......
  4. I am a bit confused here. Worksafe Victoria has...

    I am a bit confused here. Worksafe Victoria has the right to disapprove any claim for compensation under its jurisdiction. It is the claimant that initiates the litigation. The court then looks...
  5. The finding was just in terms of " reasonable...

    The finding was just in terms of " reasonable duty of care" being properly exercised by the employer. What is missing is whether handrails were available on the sides of the steps, since the...
  6. Fleet Mgt Issues

    The cost to Truck rigs will not really apply as the Useful Life for truck rigs is 9 years; i.e., a Depreciation Expense (free money) using the Straight Line Method may be claimed by profitable...
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    Here in Australia the field of OH&S is practiced...

    Here in Australia the field of OH&S is practiced far differently than it is in most western countries. It is two tiered. One tier is the scientific practices of safety engineering and (occupational...
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    Jonopark, it depends on what you want to do with...

    Jonopark, it depends on what you want to do with a safety & occupational health career. There are many people here in Australia who work in OH&S as part of HR staff. They have soft degrees which...
  9. GinJa, I suggest you attend the free meeting...

    GinJa, I suggest you attend the free meeting sponsored by Worksafe WA on Nov 23rd. You need to register on line promptly and bring your own lunch. Your question is not specific enough for me to...
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    In Europe, where I have worked for a number of...

    In Europe, where I have worked for a number of years, there is an a comprehensive ergonomic std required as part of Safety at Work directives. As examples, vehicle operators are not allowed to be...
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    Having more than 25 years experience both in the...

    Having more than 25 years experience both in the US and Europe, and having sat on an ANSI TCC (one member sits on the ISO Board for safety stds); I would suggest you consider a university degree...
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    Workplace Stress is a psychological phenomenon...

    Workplace Stress is a psychological phenomenon and can't be measured or quantified as everyone is different. Although a few countries lump such factors of Human Resource Management (to include...
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    The easiest tool to use is OSHA's Confined Space...

    The easiest tool to use is OSHA's Confined Space Advisor. It's free to download and easy to use. It will clearly indicate to you whether a space is a legally defined Confined Space, if such a space...
  14. A HVAC engineer should be consulted to get the...

    A HVAC engineer should be consulted to get the system designed properly. The basic bible comes from ASHRAE on indoor air quality and the ACGIH (Industrial Hygienists) have heat stress data in the...
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    Low is less than 5, Med is 6-10 and High is more...

    Low is less than 5, Med is 6-10 and High is more than 10. I used to be an inspector in the EU. These numbers come from Mishap Probability as used in the std Risk Assessment Model. The more people...
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    The original requirement for Fork Truck data...

    The original requirement for Fork Truck data plates and accessories comes from the US ASME Std on Fork Trucks. With few exceptions, this is the basic World Std. The US OSHA has adopted the 1969...
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