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Connect News 13/11/2013

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Get 'Safety Ready' for the new year with a FREE Site Inspection!

 

Welcome to the latest edition of Connect News. This week we would like to let you know that we are offering a FREE site inspection & report to status your current Health & Safety system and procedures in view of setting your safety objectives and targets for the new year. All you have to do is fill in the Survey below and we will come to your workplace, complete the inspection and provide you with a report.*

In the meantime, view this week's news and videos; and download the quote of the week.

Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to attending your workplace for a FREE site inspection.

From the Team at Global Compliance Group

 

 

Recent Injuries & Incidents

 

Company convicted and fined $6000 over an incident

A Geelong business has been convicted and fined $6000 over an incident that left a chef with a broken arm after her sleeve became caught in an unguarded machine.

Read More

 

Workplace fatality Notice

SafeWork SA regrets to advise that a 49-year-old worker has died after falling while transferring between a pilot vessel and a bulk ore carrier in the Spencer Gulf on Wednesday, 3 July 2013.

Read More

 

 

 

             

SAFETY ALERT

Consultation Arrangements 

We have recently been involved in a workplace incident with WorkCover NSW. One of the highlighted actions was the need to ensure that your consultation systems are effective. Meaningful consultation can lead to fewer workplace injuries and give everyone the opportunity to:

  • discuss and share their health and safety concerns

  • identify safety hazards and risks

  • find and implement practical solutions

  • contribute to the decision making process

  • communicate outcomes in a timely manner.

Consultation must take place on all work health and safety matters including:

  • undertaking risk management activities

  • proposing changes that may affect workers

  • making decisions about any work health and safety procedures

  • the adequacy of facilities for the welfare of workers.

 

Safety Statistics for Australia

 

                    

The number of deaths this year in Australia as at 11 November 2013. This time last week it was 140 deaths.  

 

Young Workers (<25) had a 18% higher injury rate then all other workers (25>) in 2009-10.

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the week  

   

What caused that incident?

Every incident or accident in our workplaces always occur as a result of a system or procedure fault. The investigation into each incident is to determine what the fault was and provide corrective actions.

Check out this week's Safety quote. Promote the quote on your notice board, walkways and lunchrooms.

Download your FREE 'quote of the week' here

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fill out the survey & receive a FREE Site Inspection

 

We will be releasing a all new maintenance programme in the new year and we would like your input into this process. Please fill out the survey below and receive a FREE on site inspection & report.

 

  Fill out the Survey     

 


 

 

Safety Ideas & Videos

 

            

Building bridges - The Jed Millen story

Jed had been working in the construction industry for more than 19 years when he fell five metres from a bridge, severely injuring his back.

This incident left him with severe pain, emotional depression and facing financial ruin.

* Video from QLD Government

 

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* The free site inspection is limited to 1 hour duration only and the report outlines the main areas for compliance. The inspection will be completed when we are in your area. 

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