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 of Practice: First aid in the workplace|
|Code of Practice: How to manage work health and safety risks|
|Code of Practice: Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace|
|Code of Practice: Managing risks of plant in the workplace|
|Code of Practice: Managing the work environment and facilities|
|Code of Practice: Preparation of safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals|
|Code of Practice: Welding processes|
|Code of Practice: Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination|
The Victorian government reports that the amount of e-waste generated in Victoria is projected to increase from 109,000 tonnes in 2015 to approximately 256,000 tonnes in 2035.
Environment Victoria reports that “Acknowledging the risks and opportunities associated with e-waste, the Victorian Government will ban e-waste from Victoria’s landfill from 1 July 2019. New regulatory measures, in the form of waste management policies, have been developed to ban e-waste from landfill and specify how e-waste must be managed. They are available on Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s website.”
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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 that were released in May 2018.
|Compliance Code: Demolition|
|Compliance code: Excavation
Happy World Environment Day – how is your Organisation celebrating positive outcomes for the Natural Environment?
United Nations reports on the activities that global communities are conducting to celebrate and improve their local natural environment.
Today is a good day to review your contribution (in both our private and commercial lives) to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) .
UN SDG goals that are specifically Environmental related are listed below, consider utilising these SDG Goals as worthy organisational Environmental Objectives and Targets within your organisation.
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:
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 Victoria has provided much information to assist you review implications for your organization:
For OHS Regs 2017 – The majority of changes affect workplaces:
· where asbestos is present
· that manufacture or import and supply hazardous substances or agricultural and veterinary chemicals
· in the construction industry
· that are mines or a major hazard facility
§ Hazardous Manual Handling Compliance Code
§ Hazardous Substances Compliance Code
§ Plant Compliance Code
§ Confined Spaces Compliance Code
§ Demolition Compliance Code
§ Facilities in Construction Compliance Code
§ Excavation Compliance Code
§ Noise Compliance Code
§ Managing Asbestos in Workplaces
§ Removing Asbestos in Workplaces
§ Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction
§ Prevention of Falls in General Construction
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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.
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 that it is a High Risk Hot Work activity that represents risks to both the Welder and those within the vicinity of Welding activities. As such, legislation must be complied to and best practice guidance adopted where reasonably practicable.
National Legislation – ComLaw
Victorian Legislation – Victorian Law Today
Welding Technology Institute of Australia
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 mutating. Even if you do Vaccinate against Influenza, which I do, we cannot vaccinate against the new and varied strains.
Today I sit here, isolated in my home office, with a Cold / Flu – feeling fatigued (my arms feels like 3 bags of oranges on each), I ache all over, I am sneezing constantly and my nose won’t stop running. I’ve been like this since Saturday with Tuesday (today), I’ve had the shivers on and off but today is the worst I have felt so far, I am optimistic that it is breaking. As a carer for my 100yo Grandfather, I do have the Flu Shot, but how can I prevent catching this in the first place and prevent spreading to it to my community??
What is the Newave Systemation Program for the Control of Contagious Diseases? I look to the experts for advice, the Department of Health Australia to develop our own Policy
Control of Air Borne Contagious Diseases – Cold / Flu / Gastro