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Why we need to talk about miscarriage and early pregnancy - Parentdish

Why we need to talk about miscarriage and early pregnancy - Parentdish | OHS | Scoop.it
Why we need to talk about miscarriage and early pregnancy Parentdish "I knew there was a high risk of miscarriage in the first trimester and I felt that by telling all my friends and work mates I'd be somehow jinxing it." For others it's a privacy...
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Narelle McMahon's curator insight, June 1, 2014 12:08 AM

I really understand this point of view I have lost two babies thru miscarriage and it made me very reluctant to tell people that I was pregnant till I showed

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What Pygmies Can Teach Us About Childrearing

What Pygmies Can Teach Us About Childrearing | OHS | Scoop.it
Why do we push our young ones while asking little of our older kids?

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I find child rearing one of the hardest things what to do what not to do.  Am I doing it wrong? what sort of child am I rearing ?  What sort of adult will they be?  Trying to make sure the are grounded and have a good idea about what people are and can be and they are not too materialistic.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:42 AM

Taking better care of small children and being less indulgent of teens might be a better course of child rearing. Interesting read.

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Paramedic bashed during Pilbara shift (North West Telegraph)

Paramedic bashed during Pilbara shift (North West Telegraph) | OHS | Scoop.it
A paramedic has described how he was left battered and bruised after he was attacked during a call-out earlier this month.

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A safe work place should be every where but in the case of police officers and ambulance drivers that not only have to content with normal work hazards but also the general public and its a shame now days that its people effected by drugs and alcohol that make this jobs very dangerous

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The kind of work that an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist does.

This video shows the kind of work that occupational health and safety specialists do.

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This is a good advert for the OHS Specialist just a small snipt of what they do and I personally have done a few of these jobs.

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Rachel Stronach's curator insight, March 1, 2014 3:13 AM

"Safety on the job is no accident"

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Which Character Would Make The Very Worst Travel Buddy? - io9

Which Character Would Make The Very Worst Travel Buddy? - io9 | OHS | Scoop.it
Which Character Would Make The Very Worst Travel Buddy?
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There's nothing more exciting than taking a trip to someplace you've never been before whether in real or fictional worlds. That is, unless you're stuck with the wrong traveling buddy.
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Haha mine are two kids 5 and 2.5yrs old both travel well but is it enjoyable some times no sometimes its the greatest adventure in the world

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What is OHS?

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A good article

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Rachel Stronach's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:41 AM

This is a great article summing up what is OHS along with a few interesting facts.

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Richard boat driver

Richard boat driver | OHS | Scoop.it

Richard also works with Wayne and Damian he is the barge skipper.  He loves his job being on the water every day his only complaint was not being able to go fishing.

He says there are plenty of crocs for company. Hes loveing the heat at the moment as the wet season is nearly finished.

Richard has worked in the mining industry for around 20 years.  He has work on drills, mobile equipment but his love is boats.  So in this job he gets to do it all.

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When I spoke to Richard he didnt have alot of safety concerns like he said hes been in the industry that long its second nature to be cautious of machinery, all ways to wear his PPE and make sure when doing your induction to listen very carefully.

 

Richad was very commited to safety and is also in the process of becoming the site safety rep

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Quest 3 Wayne Operations Leader

Quest 3 Wayne Operations Leader | OHS | Scoop.it

Wayne has worked in the mining indusrty for the past 30 years.  He started out as an Boilermaker then continueing onto Mechanical Fitting.  He runs a site in Wyndham WA his crew are incharge of all maintence of the Bulk Load out Facility (BLF).  This BLF is export iron ore.  The iron ore is truck to site lowered onto conveyors this transports the iron ore around 2kms to a waiting barge once the barge is filled it then is pushed out to the waiting ships.

He informed me there are many OHS issues on site to which they minimise the issues by having JSA foe every job no matter how small and consistant training of all employees.

 

An example of some saftey issues onsite are working over water, in which case each employee must at all times wear a life jacket.

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When I spoke to Wayne about his job and what he wants to achieve in the next six months he told me that his companies safety management plan needed upgrading and his employees needed to have the training implemented.

His biggest issue with employee training has been in his turn over of staff.  He also wanted a new safety management plan to look at I recommended he start with the Western Australian Worksafe site as they are a very valuable learning tool.

www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe


Worksafe can also help him and what licences his employees need to have prior to commencing work for him onsite


I have also included a link to the Worksafe plan

www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/...Plan/WorkSafe_plan.


 

This site would be a great start  for planning his employee training program.  Its somewhere he can start.

http://www.sgs.com.au/en-GB/Mining/Quality-Health-Safety-and-Environment/Health-and-Safety/Risk-Management-for-Onsite-Mining-Operations.

 

Another great web site is the Department of Mines and Petroleum the have so much information including legislation, Licencing and certificates.

http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/6611.aspx

 

I also have explained it would be a great idea if his company does have the funds either to employ a Occupational Health and Safety Officer and also maybe hiring a consultant to come in and help him start his upgrade.

 

 

 

 

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Narelle McMahon's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:28 PM

When I spoke to Wayne about his job and what he wants to achieve in the next six months he told me that his companies safety management plan needed upgrading and his employees needed to have the training implemented.

His biggest issue with employee training has been in his turn over of staff.  He also wanted a new safety management plan to look at I recommended he start with the Western Australian Worksafe site as they are a very valuable learning tool.

www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe

 

Worksafe can also help him and what licences his employees need to have prior to commencing work for him onsite

 

I have also included a link to the Worksafe plan

www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/...Plan/WorkSafe_plan.

 

 

This site would be a great start  for planning his employee training program.  Its somewhere he can start.

http://www.sgs.com.au/en-GB/Mining/Quality-Health-Safety-and-Environment/Health-and-Safety/Risk-Management-for-Onsite-Mining-Operations.

 

Another great web site is the Department of Mines and Petroleum the have so much information including legislation, Licencing and certificates.

http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/6611.aspx

 

I also have explained it would be a great idea if his company does have the funds either to employ a Occupational Health and Safety Officer and also maybe hiring a consultant to come in and help him start his upgrade.

 

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MSHA Launches Online Tool to Improve Safety in Mining Sites

Mining is a very dangerous industry. Given that workers in the industry work under deep excavations under mountains and other mining sites, miners are exposed to bigger risks of accidents. These include collapse of the site, failure of the tools for mining and many more. That is why mining operators should do anything that they can to ensure the safety of their workers on the sites.


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Narelle McMahon's curator insight, June 2, 2014 9:23 AM

These sites are also great place for Wayne to be looking into to see what other countries are using in the OHS industries

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Surge in coal industry accidents spurs online safety initiative | MINING.com

Surge in coal industry accidents spurs online safety initiative | MINING.com | OHS | Scoop.it
The Queensland coal sector saw a surge in mining-related accidents and injuries in 2012.

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interesting read

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Rachel Stronach's curator insight, March 1, 2014 3:01 AM

I am glad that the ACARP have finally realised the importance of communication.

Glen Evans's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:08 PM

Education not only for the workers in the mining industry but also the industry itself is paramount in achieving a safer environment and by pooling information and initiatives such as in this article, can only improve safety practices across the mining communities. 

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Warning to guard against heat stress at work - Department of ...

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WorkSafe has issued a warning on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during the summer months. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today reminded employers and workers ...

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For Wayne Pobjoy another place to search for guarding his employees in the hotter month especially in the working conditions in Wyndham

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Narelle McMahon's curator insight, June 2, 2014 8:39 AM

I believe this site would be a great resource for Wayne and his company.  Firstly for this article as Wayne has a great deal of issues that surround the extreme heat that his employees encounter for most for the year. 

H explained to me even tho the temperature's during the wet season are extreme. As well as adding to his issues are the are working in very hot conditions in the engine room of boats and engine bays of heavy machinery.

This makes for keeping employees and hence his high turn over

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Reading, writing and childrearing: the tough lives of studying Moms

Reading, writing and childrearing: the tough lives of studying Moms | OHS | Scoop.it
Grad school students with children falling through cracks of welfare system that doesn’t provide sufficient daycare

Via Charles Tiayon
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Its a hard juggle with study, family, work, social life as well as trying to fit in exercise or a sport.  I personal have a hard time juggling it all my hubby works away, I fly up to site for work and two small children and trying to maintain a fitness programme or even time for my horses

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, May 10, 2014 2:47 AM

For the entire month of March, Seo Jeong-won, 33, who is studying in a doctoral program at Seoul National University (SNU), brought her three-month old child and babysitter to school with her. While the babysitter looked after her child at the breastfeeding room on campus, Seo attended her lectures. When she had a spare moment, she would stop by the breastfeeding room and nurse her baby.

“I did that for a month, but that was all that I could do. Now, on days when I have to go to class, my husband looks after the baby,” Seo said.

A woman surnamed Yoo, 36, is also a doctoral student, raising a five-year-old child. Yoo has to stay at her office on campus all day long. Her husband is an office worker. But since they are not a two-income family, they are stuck on a waiting list for all-day kindergarten. After the half-day kindergarten that Yu’s child attends gets out at 3:30 pm, Yoo’s parents take care of the child.

Student mothers, who have to juggle their studies and their children, have it much harder than working moms. It is nearly impossible for them to sign up their kids for one of the government-run nurseries, which only represent 5% of the total 43,000 nurseries in the country. Priority admission at these nurseries is limited to the disabled, single parents, parents with several children, and dual-income families.

The next-best option, leaving kids at the campus childcare center, is not easy for these mothers either. Statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare show that only 40, or 42.1%, of the 95 universities that are legally required to have a nursery are actually operating one. Workplaces that regularly have at least 300 female workers or at least 500 total workers are supposed to set up and operate an on-site nursery.

The childcare center at SNU can accommodate 420 toddlers, which is a relatively high capacity, but there are still 200 people on the waiting list. The situation is not much different at other universities. And even there, children of university staff have top priority, with children of students coming in second. There are even some schools that allow only students in the law and medical schools to apply for a spot at the nursery.

There are no accurate statistics on the number of student mothers in South Korea, suggesting that policymakers have given little thought to the issue. “Nurseries already don’t have enough spots for working mothers, which makes it hard for them to worry about student mothers,” said Seo Moon-hee, senior researcher at the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education.

As a consequence of this situation, student mothers without a place to leave their children have no choice but to think about quitting their studies. According to a paper titled “Motivations for Female Graduate Students to Study and Factors Interfering with Their Studies” by Jeong Heon-jin, former researcher at the National Institute for Lifelong Education, the younger a female graduate student’s child is, the more likely the mother will leave school. The ratio was 33.3% for children not yet in school, 27.3% for children in elementary school, and 12.5% for middle school and high school students

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Slack chain led to death in work mishap, says WA mines department - The Age

Slack chain led to death in work mishap, says WA mines department - The Age | OHS | Scoop.it
Sourceable Slack chain led to death in work mishap, says WA mines department The Age The regulators found that no safe work procedure had been created for the installation of the cab, nor was there a maintenance manual that detailed the weight of...

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A sad thing to see for a company so vocal on there OHS management system.  Also let down by site procedures and the following of these procedures by employees

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Totally Absurd (or Completely Awesome?) Travel Pillows You Need to See - Huffington Post

Totally Absurd (or Completely Awesome?) Travel Pillows You Need to See - Huffington Post | OHS | Scoop.it
Totally Absurd (or Completely Awesome?) Travel Pillows You Need to See Huffington Post Until we can all afford our own private jets, they'll keep churning out "innovative" new travel pillows whose promises of relaxation and luxury are full of hot...
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I always travel with a pillow so for me I would give them a try but Im a bit of a germ phob so

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Mining - Safe Work Australia

Mining - Safe Work Australia | OHS | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.

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Another good site to start from for Wayne Pobjoy

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Rachel Stronach's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:47 AM

This article looks at the mining frameworks in Australian States. I am most interested in QLD and WA.

Narelle McMahon's curator insight, June 1, 2014 12:28 AM

Wayne I think this site would be benifal for your site and your employees. It is an good site for you to begin your research

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Leesa Child care worker

Leesa Child care worker | OHS | Scoop.it

Leesa is our resident nanny she has degrees in child care as well as special needs.  She said in her line of work OHS is very rigid especially when dealing with other peoples children.  She said her biggest treat is headlice, cuts, scraps and boo boos they kids not her.

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When talking to Leesa I found she was very careful to oly use plant based or water based paints and play things so that kids didnt get reactons.  She was also very care with allegies etc.  All of her children have to fill in a pre conditional survey and this details all of the kids allegies and learning issues.  She went on to explain that a lot of younger children need stimulation to make sure she picks up in learning issues before they go to school

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Damian Mechanical Fitter

Damian Mechanical Fitter | OHS | Scoop.it

Damian Vickers is a mechanical fitter on the same site as Wayne.  He finds the biggest safety issues to be large machinery, the noise and working in hard to get to places.

 

He went onto explain that its a hot hard job that not everyone can adapt too but he loves it

 

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When going around site I noticed that most of the equipment used was large.  You were not allowed to go into the work areas unless you call up on the radio, had a site induction and signed off to be in the area. 

All employees must wear eye and ear protection at all times.  All employees take short breaks to try and keep out of the heat

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Kellie Hairdressing

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Kellie Hayes is a hairdresser, she has been in the industry for the past 25 years.  She believes that there are a few OHS issues for her choosen field these include chemical reactions, back and leg problems and cuts which can cause issues with blood born diseases.

 

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In the hairdressing industry they are starting to be very proactive with the use of rubber matting so that employees spend large amounts of time on there feet are getting some relief with the cushioning.  Stools for employees are now have a australian standard requirement helping to lesson the back problems.

In the field of hairdressing clients as well as employers are leaning towards plant based products and limiting the chemicals used in the field.

Employees are being encourged to wear cloves more often not only to minimise cuts but also for protected the skin from prolonged use of shampoos etc.

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Front-End Loader Safety (1994) - Mine Safety and Health Administration - CharlieDeanArchives

Front-End Loader Safety (C/MNM) Based upon records of actual mining accidents, this video describes some of the fatalities and injuries that can occur in the...

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a good watch

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Jake Dent's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:18 AM

this video, of the front end loader is a goal of mine for the workforce, by implying strategies and safe practices with law and safety regulations, so i can do my very best so everyone on the work sight gets home to their friends and family at the end of the day.