The new ISO/DIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems Standard

The new ISO/DIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems Standard

Opinion at Safety Snippets by Bureau Veritas:  There have been significant changes in the certification landscape to meet current market best practice. The recent release of Draft International Standard (DIS) for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems (ISO 45001), at the end of February 2016, has…

Use online to build your brand as a safe workplace

By Tony Haydar, Business Development Leader, Ferret.com.au Many companies invest a lot of time and resources into making sure their employees are safe in the workplace. However, this side of the business often goes unnoticed by customers and potential employees because businesses rarely promote it.…

Odd Spot: How to add humour to Workplace Safety

Sometimes, no matter how much we push the OHS message, it just won’t stick. Lately we have been researching the effectiveness of humour in workplace safety and we came across this article with strategies that can be used to compose funny workplace safety tips. So…

Five ways to adopt a modelling approach for safe workplaces

By Bruce Nixon, CEO of Holocentric Safety should be a priority in every workplace. As the effects of the recent changes to the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Act continue to take effect, safety has become a critical compliance issue for all businesses. Failure to…

Challenging your safety paradigms - How do people get hurt?

By Cristian Sylvestre People typically get hurt when contact is made between a hazard and a person.  So, in its most basic form, safety management is about preventing the harm that results from an interaction between a hazard and a person. Historically, the most common…

A solution for open hole & trench safety

A new product has just been launched to meet the Australian legislation for open hole and open trench safety …. OEPS™. This acron (pronounced “ops”) stands for Open Excavation Protection System, is a certified, made-for industry barricade that completely secures the area around open excavation…

Manufacturing icon slashes cut injuries

Sheet metal manufacturer says equipment trials, communication and the alignment of every task to the appropriate PPE is the key to improving safety performance For more than 60 years, West Australian manufacturer Kounis Metal Industries has been supplying sheet metal products for mining and commercial…