New national guidance on work-related psychological health and safety
Work-related psychological health and safety – A systematic approach to meeting your duties will help employers and workers understand and meet their duties concerning psychological health and safety in the workplace.
Dr Peta Miller, Special Adviser for Safe Work Australia, said we know what causes psychological harm in the workplace and that taking preventative action works. “Our new national guidance material is essential reading for anyone who wants to build a healthy and safe workplace.z
“It provides guidance on the causes of work-related psychological harm, advice on how to intervene early, and ideas and strategies for taking preventative action.”
Changes to model WHS Regulations to protect workers exposed to lead processes
Safe Work Australia consulted with regulators, unions and industry groups in developing a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) Managing the risks associated with lead in the workplace: blood lead removal levels and workplace exposure standard in August 2016.
Ministers responsible for work health and safety considered the RIS, and the majority agreed to reducing the current permissible blood lead levels and workplace exposure standard to better protect workers who may be exposed to lead at work. The model WHS Regulations have been amended to reflect this decision.
Now in their 26th year, the National Safety Awards of Excellence are Australia’s premier safety awards and now the only national independent awards program. The program continues to celebrate organisations and people who contribute to the health, safety and well-being of their employees and show continuous improvement in their business performance.
There are eight categories that you are able to submit your nominations into.
Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System
Best Solution of a WHS Risk
Best WHS Training Program
Best Communication of a Safety Message
Ian Chisholm Award for Best Individual WHS Achievement
Best Safety Leadership Program/Initiative
Best Health and Wellbeing Program
NSCA Foundation Member of Year
Entries close on the 29th June 2018 with winners announced 11 October 2018 at Awards Gala Lunch in Sydney at Doltone House, Hyde Park.
Your own branded learning management system not only benefits your apprentices and trainees, it also benefits you as a business. With SafetyFirst's online safety induction training, you'll enjoy benefits such as:
Assist in meeting compliance - designed as tools to assist managers and supervisors to meet their Work Health and Safety obligations
Do it anytime - The training course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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Consistency - ability to maintain a particular standard with staff WHS training
Results – immediate results and feedback that identify further training needs
SafetyFirst can assist you in creating a safe work environment for all your new employees, apprentices and trainees.