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COVID ready plan
Posted October 29, 2020 | Category: Safety Blog
Since 11:59pm on 13 September 2020, it has been mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVID Safe Plan and to review it regularly to ensure it is up to date and aligns with the latest advice. To ensure compliance, WorkSafe Victoria are doing random spot checks in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. You do not have to lodge your COVID Safe Plan with the Victorian Government, however, you do need to provide your COVID Safe Plan to an Authorised Officer or WorkSafe Inspector upon request.
Silica Exposure
Posted October 09, 2020 | Category: Safety Blog
On 1 July 2020 Safe Work Australia halved the workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) from an eight-hour time weighted average of 0.1 mg/m3 to 0.05 mg/m3 and this reduced silica dust WES has been implemented in most states. This means that precise measurement is essential for valid exposure assessment.
Avoid 'Working From Home' Burnout
Posted October 09, 2020 | Category: Safety Blog
Life has changed for everyone due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and, for many of us, working from home has become the new norm. Whilst most employers and managers are concerned about maintaining employee productivity; what you really should be concerned about is employee burnout. 
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Posted October 01, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized
We understand how unpredictable and busy your working life is at the moment. COVID has certainly changed the landscape. However, the safety of your workers isn’t an area to compromise and you are still required to provide a safe work place.  Good WHS practice and risk management are more important than ever.
Effective Cleaning and Disinfecting
Posted August 13, 2020 | Category: Health Blog
Cleaning is an essential part of disinfection because dirt and grime can inactivate many disinfectants. Cleaning reduces the amount of dirt and so allows the disinfectant to work. Removal of germs such as the virus that causes COVID-19 requires thorough cleaning followed by disinfection.
Post Lockdown
Posted October 09, 2020 | Category: Health Blog, Safety Blog
EHS Today is an American magazine that informs safety professionals on trends, management strategies, regulatory updates and daily news to help them provide safe and healthy work sites. Just over 700 safety professionals recently participated in an editorial survey. Managers and leaders provided insight into how companies are managing the evolving business environment and what they think workplace safety will look like in a post pandemic world.
Quarantine Quandary
Posted October 09, 2020 | Category: Health Blog, Safety Blog
The hotel quarantine inquiry with its extraordinary, unprecedented political and legal implications has more mundane yet equally important lessons for those of us in the prevention game. Here we look at both, making a big effort to dip into the political/legal blame game while avoiding the gravitational pull of the black hole this looks like morphing into.
Reduce Stress
Posted October 01, 2020 | Category: Health Blog
Mental health conditions are common among the working-age Australian population and represent a significant cost both to organisations and to individuals. According to an ABS study around 45% of Australians between the ages of 16 and 85 experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.  In a given 12-month period, 20 per cent of Australians will have experienced a mental health condition. Mental health conditions are seen in all industries in Australia
audiometric testing
Posted September 09, 2020 | Category: Noise Blog
We understand how unpredictable and busy your working life is at the moment. COVID has certainly changed the landscape.
Workplace Manslaughter
Posted July 22, 2020 | Category: Safety Blog
The Victorian Government reminded everyone on the 1st July that Workplace Manslaughter is now a criminal offence in Victoria with tough new laws. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy said “If an employer’s negligence costs someone their life, they will be prosecuted and may go to jail – that’s now the law.”