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Connect News 30/10/2013

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Welcome to Connect News

 

Welcome to the latest edition of Connect News. This week our main focus is the cost and loss associated with having an incident in your workplace. We have included a video that details the cost of an incident in so many ways.

Thank you for your interest and have a safe week.

From the Team at Global Compliance Group

 

 

Recent Injuries & Incidents

 

Iron Foundry fined $51,000

The Industrial Court has fined an iron casting foundry $51,000 plus legal fees after an employee’s left index finger was partially amputated by machinery. Read More

Companies fined $160,000 after man caught in conveyor

Two companies have received fines totalling $160,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm became trapped in a conveyor at a fertiliser factory.

Read More

 

Safety Statistics for Australia

 

 

 

                                               

The number of deaths this year in Australia as at 28 October 2013.  

 

The Number of deaths in 2012.

 

The manufacturing industry is 26% higher then other industries for recorded injuries.

 

Fatalities by Reason of Death 

January - June 2013

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the week  

   

Do you know the risks in your workplace?

As a business owner or manager you must understand the risks associated with the activities you are undertaking and what controls to implement to eliminate or at least control those risks.

Use the quote on your notice board, walkways and lunchrooms.

Download your FREE 'quote of the week' here

 

 

 

 

 Safety Ideas & Programmes

            

The cost of having an Incident

Video - Unmeasured Loss*

The Bevan Family Story as told by Owen Bevan, the film drives home the impact that workplace incidents can have on co-workers, friends, family and, particularly, children.

 

* Video from Queensland Government Work Health & Safety

 

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 *Inspection has a limited duration of 3 hours and the report includes an outline of any key improvements to be made if required. This will be carried out when we are in your area

 

October 30, 2013
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2 Posted Comments

 
  • Scott Sneddon  Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:50pm wrote:

    Thanks for the Question.

    This is one of the biggest road blocks in safety development. The only point I want to make is that all persons that have had accidents have said "it won't happen to me!".

    Remember - you can't claim ignorance in safety management. If you know there is a risk - you have to fix it!

  • Mark  Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:40pm wrote:

    How can we get people to look past the mentality 'it won't happen to me'

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