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Industrial Manslaughter

Industrial Manslaughter

Industrial manslaughter – It is an offence Industrial manslaughter is the offence of recklessly or negligently failing to ensure the safety of workers or others impacted by the business or undertaking, leading to the death of the worker or other person. As the number of workplace fatalities increases, employers have

Managing stress and fatigue in your workplace

Workplace stress and fatigue continue to be a concern for many employers due to the impact on productivity and absenteeism. The good news is there are steps you can take to manage stress and fatigue in your workplace. Reducing workplace stressors and providing flexibility and support can help promote workplace

Positive Duty and the Sexual Discrimination Act

In line with the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, organisations and businesses have a positive duty to eliminate, as far as possible, sexual discrimination and harassment and associated behaviours from occurring in the workplace. Behaviours of concern include any behaviour which might make someone feel uncomfortable, unsafe or disrespected at work

Stand down during an emergency/disaster/flooding

Australia has beautiful weather that often keeps us guessing. The harsh reality is that we are a nation of extreme weather from drought to flooding rains. Did you know that when there is a natural disaster, such as a bushfire or flood, other rules under the Fair Work Act may

Workplace Housekeeping – How to minimise injuries

When we think of housekeeping, we think vacuuming, mopping, dusting and polishing surfaces.  Workplace housekeeping is well beyond this and is a mandatory factor in workplace safety.  Ensuring your workplace incorporates housekeeping into everyday life, can prevent injuries, improve productivity and morale, minimise risk of potential fines and challenges of non-compliance and

Work Health & Safety Committee – Should we have one?

Work Health and Safety laws provide that whilst an employer can establish a WHS Committee at any time at their own initiative, one must be established within 2 months of receiving a request from a relevant Health and Safety Representative (HSR) or when there are five or more workers in your