Archive for 2016

Update on ISO 45001

Development of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use

Hazardous Substances – Registers & Risk Assessments

In this blog we will look at some of the legislative requirements for hazardous substances as detailed in the Western Australian OSH Regulations. Firstly OSH Regulation 5.13 requires Employers to keep a register of hazardous substances. This register must contain, as a minimum, a list of the hazardous substances and the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) […] → Continue Reading Hazardous Substances – Registers & Risk Assessments

Is it a system or a plan?

Often in the workplace I see confusion between what is a WHS Management System and a Safety Management Plan. This confusion is not only in the terminology used but also in their application. So firstly what is a WHS Management Systems (WHSMS)? WHSMS can be in a variety of formats depending on the contextual issues […] → Continue Reading Is it a system or a plan?

Employer Sacks Worker for Being Too Fat – Key Lessons

The Fair Work Commission has supported a decision by Parmalat, a national dairy company, to sack one of its workers for being overweight. The worker was a forklift operator and his weight exceeded the maximum safety rating for the forklift he was required to operate. http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/managing/fair-work-commission-backs-employer-that-sacked-worker-for-being-too-fat-20151130-glc3pl.html The Employer, Parmalat, demonstrated that they were acting in […] → Continue Reading Employer Sacks Worker for Being Too Fat – Key Lessons