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Key work health and safety resources for each state & territory

Key work health and safety resources for each state & territory | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
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No matter where you work in Australia, occupational health and safety is essential. However, the standards and practices can vary between each state and territory, even with the new harmonised work health and safety model. Find the official authorities for your state or territory here and make sure you're compliant with local work health and safety laws!

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Stay healthy this winter with flu prevention tips!

Stay healthy this winter with flu prevention tips! | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Australia is heading into cold and flu season. Understand the flu and implement basic steps to help minimise the effect of influenza in your home and workplace this year!
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Australia is currently experiencing the perks and pains of winter. That usually means a lot more colds and flus going around your workplace. Find out how to identify a flu vs a cold and prevent the flu from ravaging your workforce this year!

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Current state of Australia’s OHS legislation harmonisation

Current state of Australia’s OHS legislation harmonisation | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Here is a short explanation covering essential points about the current Work Health and Safety harmonisation process that is underway in Australia. Find out if this legislation applies to you and what it means for the future of OHS in Australia.
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You may have heard that Australia is moving to a single model of occupational health and safety law. Why have so many resources been invested in these changes to OHS law? What do the changes mean for you as an OHS professional?

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Are you up to date with your OHS qualifications?

Are you up to date with your OHS qualifications? | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
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Annoying but true - required vocational qualifications change over time. They're constantly being updated, and for good reason. Best practices, industry standards - even the entire structure of occupational health and safety evolves over time, so qualifications need to change to keep up. 

 

You might already have a Certificate IV qualification in Occupational Health and Safety - but is it up to date? Should you update to the latest Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety? Read on to find out more. 

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Occupational Health and Safety: The Universally Required Qualification

Occupational Health and Safety: The Universally Required Qualification | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
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Too often we think of occupational health and safety and immediately think of mining or construction. Yet the most dangerous industries in Australia are agriculture, forestry, fishing, transport, postal and warehousing. There are deaths in just about every industry each year, highlighting the need for occupational health and safety professionals in all fields, not just those perceived as dangerous. 

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Most often, when people think of occupational health and safety they immediately think that jobs are only relevant in construction or mining. Yet in Australia the most dangerous jobs are in transport and agriculture. It is apparent that there is a need for occupational health and safety professionals in ALL fields of work, rather than those 'percieved' as dangerous. 

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Work Health and Safety: What is the difference between an Act, Regulation and Code of Practice?

Work Health and Safety: What is the difference between an Act, Regulation and Code of Practice? | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Need to know about work health and safety? Check out these definitions and ESSENTIAL resources for anyone involved in OHS/WHS in Australia.
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New to OHS? You'll need to know the differences between Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice - find out here!

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OH&S Courses and Training: Ergonomic Office Chairs

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Do you spend a lot of time sitting at work? Find out why choosing the right ergonomic chair is an important tool for ensuring your long term health and safety in the workplace. 

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Two Dead, Many Injured in Olefins Plant Explosion - Occupational Health and Safety

Two Dead, Many Injured in Olefins Plant Explosion - Occupational Health and Safety | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Two Dead, Many Injured in Olefins Plant Explosion Occupational Health and Safety The statement identifies the workers who died as Zachary Green, 29, an operator at the plant who started work at Williams in October 2012, and Scott Thrower, 47,...
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A Short History of Occupational Health and Safety (With Videos!)

A Short History of Occupational Health and Safety (With Videos!) | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Occupational health and safety can be the difference between life and death. Learn more about how OHS developed in the last 200 years and why OHS is so important to you.
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If you've had a few drinks with people working dangerous jobs, you might have had this kind of conversation: scorn for OHS procedures, annoyance with all the equipment, questions about the need for many OHS procedures in the first place. 

If you dislike OHS personally or would like to be able to explain why it's so important to someone else, then it helps to look at the history of occupational health and safety so you can understand why it developed, and what the world might be like without it. 

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Shape up your workplace

Physical fitness has serious implications for occupational health and safety in all workplaces. No matter where you work, increasing you fitness has a positive effect on how you feel and how you work.
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Addressing cultural diversity essential for improving workplace ...

Addressing cultural diversity essential for improving workplace ... | Occupational Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Addressing cultural diversity in the workplace can greatly impact on occupational safety and health, finds a new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The report ...

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