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Leadership Adjustments That Improve Safe Work Practices

Posted by Andrew Watters on

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

Posted by Andrew Watters on

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

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Your Safety is Only as Strong as Your Weakest WHS Procedure

Posted by Andrew Watters on

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In the same way, your safety system is only as strong as your weakest WHS procedure. We've written this article to help you conduct an efficient review of your WHS procedures, see where you're weak, and strengthen what you can. 

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Unfair Dismissal and Unsafe Workplaces

Posted by Andrew Watters on

Is it unfair dismissal of an employee if their employment is terminated because they refuse to do certain work because of poor health and safety standards by the employer? Can an employee be sacked because they refuse to work in dangerous conditions? If an employee is forced to resign because of bad health and safety conditions, can this be a constructive unfair dismissal? This article will try to answer those questions, and the law around unfair dismissal and unsafe work conditions. What is Unfair Dismissal? Unfair dismissal means that an employee was dismissed from their job, and that the dismissal...

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