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Latest Changes to WHS laws – New offence for Industrial Manslaughter Introduced 

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023, passed by the Australian parliament in December 2023, introduced a new offence of industrial manslaughter under the Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The July 2024 update has details of this offence that emphasise the severity of penalties and punishment industrial manslaughter can amount to....

Role of Root Cause Analysis in Maintaining the Health and Safety of Organisations 

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) serves as a methodical approach to investigating incidents, aiming to uncover underlying health system failures that might not be immediately apparent during an initial review. The primary objective of an RCA is to pinpoint systemic issues contributing to or causing the incident, offering recommendations for preventive measures, or minimising the likelihood...

Role of Cultural Alignment in Health, Safe and Environment Management 

Cultural alignment in Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) refers to the integration and synchronisation of an organisation’s values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours with the principles and practices of health, safety, and environmental management. It involves fostering a shared commitment and understanding among employees regarding the importance of HSE practices in the workplace. Cultural alignment aims...

Efficient Streamlining of HSE Management Systems for Enhanced Performance 

In today’s dynamic business landscape, organisations are constantly seeking ways to enhance their operational efficiency and ensure the well-being of their workforce. One pivotal strategy gaining prominence is the streamlined approach to Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) management systems. This blog will delve into the significance of streamlining HSE management systems and how it can...

Introducing ISO 45004: 2024 Standard – An Exclusive Guide for OH&S Performance Evaluation 

Global businesses are prioritising the need for a safe and healthy work environment, and ISO has introduced a new standard to help them. The recently released ISO 45004:2024 standard offers invaluable guidance to organizations across various sectors and sizes, aiding them in achieving this objective by providing a structured framework for Occupational Health and Safety...

Enhancing Workplace Safety: Guide to Implement Robust Incident Investigation Strategies  

In any organisation, workplace safety is paramount. When a serious or dangerous incident occurs, it’s the responsibility of the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) to lead the investigation, and not to assign blame but to implement control measures to prevent future occurrences. This process involves meticulous reporting, information gathering, and collaboration. In this...

Emergency Response Planning – A Guide For Businesses to Act With Precision for Workers’ Safety  

Uncalled workplace mishaps can create havoc and bring business operations to a standstill whilst compromising employee health and safety. To cope with such emergencies, organisations need to be well-prepared in advance to face such calamities, promoting workers’ safety and business continuity. Emergency response planning is therefore the ultimate solution and preparing an emergency plan is...

Tops Benefits of HSE Integrated Management Systems for Organisations 

In today’s highly competitive market, companies are facing increasing pressure to demonstrate robust health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance. This heightened awareness has prompted many businesses to adopt three key ISO standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001. These standards, focusing on Quality Management System (QMS), Environmental Management System (EMS), and Occupational Health &...

A Road Map to Building a Safety Culture Within Your Organisation 

A safety culture represents the organisational ethos that places significant emphasis on safety beliefs, values, and attitudes—shared by the majority within the company or workplace. It embodies ‘the way we do things around here.’ A favourable safety culture yields enhanced workplace health and safety (WHS) and organizational performance. As a safety leader, it’s crucial to...

From Identification to Impact: Analysing Hazards and Consequences in Risk Assessment 

With workplace hazards rising and having a serious impact on workers’ health, organisations must be on their toes to address key hazards, implement regular risk assessments and assign control measures to eliminate or minimise hazards. Hence, hazard identification and risk assessment consequence of breach is crucial for organisations. Effective risk management therefore holds paramount importance...

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