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Workplace Safety and Safe Work Procedures on a Budget

Posted by Andrew Watters on

No safe work procedure operates in isolation. The demands of your business are complex and workplace safety is just one challenge amongst many. Certainly, workplace safety should be first among equals, but to lift it to a place of demi-god supremacy is absurd. Here at Occupational Safety Solutions, we recognise that fact. Today, we’ll look at WHS affordability, and we’ll candidly explain some factors worth considering before you make a purchase. It pays to know: What you want. What you don’t want. How you’ll know you have what you want. What price you’re willing to pay to attain it.     What...

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Is That Safe Work Method Statement Current?

Posted by Andrew Watters on

When your Safe Work Method Statement is up-to-date, it’s a sensible friend. If it’s lapsed however, it’s a fool not to be followed. “Is that SWMS template current?” is a question worth asking. Fortunately, WHS legislation is relatively stable at the moment, but when change does occur, it's usually significant, quickly implemented, and the ripple-through effects are often burdensome. A one-word change in legislation can result in the alteration of hundreds of SWMS procedures. So how do you keep up? How can you stay current? That's what we're looking at today.

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Leadership Adjustments That Improve Safe Work Practices

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In 2016, safe work practices would have saved a 16-year-old work-experience student from a traumatic construction site injury. Instead, that student suffered a broken neck and a life of ongoing pain and impairment. The accident stole life options and immeasurable pleasures from him. Three contractors, including the lead contractor, paid a combined $444,000 in fines - and then they got on with their lives. The boy was less fortunate. This tragedy was an easily preventable accident, and effective leadership could have seen it avoided. If you arrived here without taking in the rest of the series, this article is the...

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Your Safety Management Plan and the Methods That Make it Work 

Posted by Andrew Watters on

We've identified that a safety management plan only works when workers follow the method steps provided, and when those steps are technically correct. We've also discussed how paradigm, technical excellence and genuine care can produce better safety outcomes. Finally, we looked at our Occupational Safety Solutions Safety Management Plan. 

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Mindsets are Key to Every Safe Operating Procedure

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Let’s look at ways we can promote and sustain the type of mindsets that make safe operating procedures work.

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