Category Archives: Workplace Health and Safety

Safe Work Australia updates to Codes of Practice

Safe Work Australia have undergone a major review Codes of Practice for regulated Workplace Hazards providing updates to associated controls and guidance, those updated in May 2018 are:   Code of Practice: Abrasive blasting Code of Practice: Construction work Code … Continue reading

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WorkSafe Victoria release 2 new Compliance Codes

Compliance Codes are guidance tools for those who have responsibilities for the respective topics. So if you conduct works involving Demolition or Excavation works, it would be diligent of you to review your current practices against the new Compliance Codes … Continue reading

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WorkSafe Victoria release 5 new Compliance Codes

WorkSafe Victoria have announced the release of 5 new Compliance Codes to enable best practice with Vic OHS Regs 2017 and EPS Regs 2017. The new Compliance Codes are: Compliance code: Confined Spaces Compliance code: Facilities in Construction Compliance code: Hazardous … Continue reading

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Victorian OHS Regulations Reform

The Victorian OHS Regulations Reform is underway with two (2) major pieces of Victorian OHS Regulations having been updated and are effective from 18/06/2017, they are: o   Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 o   Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 WorkSafe … Continue reading

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Taking Paper to Glass

Newave Systemation are proud to announce our new alliance with Kontrol4 delivering to your organisation Paper to Glass solutions. Manage your Business Management System from a Dashboard any where anytime. Say good-by to Paperwork – suitable to Civil Industries for … Continue reading

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Office Size & Layout

A client planning a relocation to a new premises asked the question about Office Size & Layout requirements, here are some links to Australian compliance requirements and best practice guidance. WorkSafe Victoria – Compliance Code – Workplace Amenities and Work Environment … Continue reading

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Compliance News – Welding

Fumes emitted during Welding are deemed a Hazardous Substance to Human Health under Victorian Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2007.   Welding is regulated in all parts of Australia not only for fume generation risk, but also due to the fact … Continue reading

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Influenza Season

The past decade has seen the rapid spread, both Internationally and within Australia, of new and changed strains of Viral Influenza’s.  Some are transmissible between human to human, some are now transmissible from animals to humans and back, some are … Continue reading

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Global Harmonisation – Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals

Comcare have provided an update on the Global Harmonisation Scheme (GHS) for Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals.  The Victorian Dangerous Goods Act has adopted the GHS and is in the process of transitioning. The GHS will become effective for states within … Continue reading

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QuadWatch

The injury / death rates related to use of QUAD BIKES within Australia continues to be a great cause for concern in Australia. Safe Work Australia have established an on-line forum called Quad Watch which reports that “Since 1 January … Continue reading

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