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Welcome to the AIOH

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Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists promoting the profession of occupational hygiene in industry, government and the general community.

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This is one area that interest me that I could see myself in 5 years time.  To progress as a hygienist requires more study and also experience.  With is qualification can lead to travel over to the UK and establish a good career based in this.  

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Justin Stewart's curator insight, March 12, 2014 10:57 PM

Hygiene is pretty important in medicine. In aseptic conditions, hygiene and infection control becomes paramount in the prehospital environment. Not only putting the lives of the patients in danger, lack of quality PPE and OHS protocols endangers the medical staff as well.

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Quest 1: Safety and Health at Work

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European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) official Web Site

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Working in europe is one place I would like to experience if such job position is available.  This would open my vision in the industry as a whole to gain more experience in different lifestyles as well as create more opportunities to travel and work at the same time.  Ohs in europe has grown more than australia and I feel this would be a great opportunity for career development.

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Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's curator insight, March 3, 2014 1:57 AM

Preventing accident is what everyone wants more then to investigate them. However sometimes a failure is not known until there has been an accident. It it then that the prevention can come into place. Once a system fails and an accident occurs, another accident as a result should never happen. 

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The power of social media to change the health and safety landscape

The power of social media to change the health and safety landscape | Quest 1 - Oil and Gas in OHS | Scoop.it

Many people have a social media profile and just about everyone has a mobile phone in their pocket and it is a unique opportunity to change the way we communicate about health and safety.

The web is now the primary search tool used by people seeking out the information they need, whether that be occupational safety and health (OSH) guidance or details of safety-related products and services. So how can government agencies, commercial and non-commercial organisations and individuals use social media to effectively communicate their health and safety messages?

The social web
Fundamentally, social media represents a wonderful opportunity for much improved communications in the field of health and safety. As more people and organisations get involved in social media the opportunity for sharing information and actively engaging increases. Yes, some social media platforms have come and gone, but there is a solid group of evergreens that offer the opportunity for effective communications on the web.

Having an active presence on social media makes you, and your information, easier to find. People have a tendency to share useful information, and on the web this means link-sharing on social media. Web content and social media are really part and parcel of the same thing, and the key to using social media effectively is to make your information available online, and then to share it on the social media platforms. Simple!

The benefits of social media in OSH
As a media partner of the European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA), I see first-hand the power of social media to disseminate occupational safety and health information to people in all walks of life. The agency engages on the main social platforms and this, combined with the work of the agency’s media partners, means that important health and safety messages are quickly and effectively communicated.

Social media can transform engagement with priority groups, for example young workers. Young people are familiar with the social web and are likely to be active social media users. Due to the wide uptake of social media it is also an effective way to reach those in the high-risk sectors and to help highlight and share practical solutions to the risks that workers face.

Engagement is crucial in health and safety, and social media represents a wonderful opportunity to be responsive. Organisations can benefit from being more accessible, and safety-related information is more likely to be acted upon if dialogue is available. If one adds mobile apps to the equation then the opportunities for information sharing and staying in touch are multiplied. There is a real opportunity here to make OSH information available at the point of need.

Commercial benefits of social media
For commercial organisations in the health and safety sector, the opportunities for lead generation are significant. Workers and professional buyers alike use search engines to find information and will follow links to useful content. Content pages can act as a gateway to the commercial part of a website. The massive reach of social media, all the way from local to global, and the fact that social media is ‘always on’ means that the medium should now be an integral part of every company’s marketing strategy.

In terms of brand awareness, the sharing of useful content on the social web can only enhance the reputation of an organisation. New web visitors are more likely, as are repeat visits. People landing on a site full of helpful content will tend to spend more time there. White papers, case studies and interesting stories can all encourage people to take safety more seriously and to share the information. Positive social signals also matter in search engine results, and to be rewarded in search results your web content must be useful and widely shared on social media.

Make a positive impact
Social media offers the potential to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of people, to improve your own organisation’s OSH performance and to increase awareness of your commercial safety offer. It has the power to engage people and to change the health and safety landscape for the good, so why not start sharing your useful OSH content on social media? You just might make a difference.

- See more at: https://sm.britsafe.org/power-social-media-change-health-and-safety-landscape#sthash.jUzFtJ1g.dpuf


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New laws in China to tackle rampant food safety problems - Australian Institute of Food Safety

New laws in China to tackle rampant food safety problems - Australian Institute of Food Safety | Quest 1 - Oil and Gas in OHS | Scoop.it
To clean up China’s international reputation for appalling food safety, new laws will ban firms caught producing or selling unsafe foods from operating.

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As food safety is one area of mine that interest me, I feel working in a different country like china where regulations aren't as prominent throughout, this would be a great platform and experience to increase knowledge in a different environment and culture setting. 

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Safe Work Australia Recommends Classification of Carbon Nanotubes as Hazardous Chemicals : Nano and Other Emerging Technologies Blog

On October 22, 2012, Safe Work Australia announced the availability of a report entitled Human Health Hazard Assessment and Classification of Carbon Nanotubes, as well as an information sheet on the report.


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Health & Safety Executive Fines UK Businesses £5.5m for Health and Safety Failings - Manchester Gazette

Health & Safety Executive Fines UK Businesses £5.5m for Health and Safety Failings - Manchester Gazette | Quest 1 - Oil and Gas in OHS | Scoop.it
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its ‘Fees for Intervention’ scheme (FFI) since launching one year ago, ELAS has discovered.

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validosoftware's curator insight, October 23, 2013 5:27 PM

Health and safety expert ELAS revealed how businesses were fined a total of £5,532,565

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Occupational Safety and Health culture assessment - A review of main approaches and selected tools — OSHA — European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Occupational Safety and Health culture assessment - A review of main approaches and selected tools — OSHA — European Agency for Safety and Health at Work | Quest 1 - Oil and Gas in OHS | Scoop.it

Here is a nice document to review.  Occupational safety and health culture, or more briefly 'OSH culture', can be seen as a concept for exploring how informal organisational aspects influence OSH in a positive or negative way.


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A rough ride on OHS « SafetyAtWorkBlog

A rough ride on OHS « SafetyAtWorkBlog | Quest 1 - Oil and Gas in OHS | Scoop.it
This comment, moreso than the former, shows Lovelock misunderstands OHS regulation and application. Earlier in the book he praises the banning of chlorofluorocarbons on climatic reasons and then, absurdly, implies that ...

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As a OHS student I am interested in where OHS will lead to in the future as a solid foundation in the all industries.  This I think the future of ohs will grow immensely and that will bring grow more people interested in studying the course.   

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WorkSafeBC.com - When to return to work

WorkSafeBC.com - When to return to work | Quest 1 - Oil and Gas in OHS | Scoop.it
Return to work programs take all injuries and illnesses into account.

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Lisa Tonkin's curator insight, July 5, 2014 5:29 AM

From a HR perspective I think it can be very hard for both parties to be on the same page.  I have seen cases where the employee feels as though they are ready to return to work but are yet to receive a doctors approval and others where the doctor has given the all clear but the employee doesn't feel ready.  The key is good communication throughout the whole process :)

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HSE Employment. Big Industry -- Big Potential.

HSE Contracting will comprehensively train you to build, maintain and operate some of the biggest and most powerful machinery in the world. Our training cour...
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Like Oil and gas industry the mining industry is another favour of mine and this area would create alot of opportunities for me as my career progresses.  As a electrical trade background I am aware of the conditions these guys go through and with the knowledge that I have gained through my studies I feel I can have my say in the safety of the workers.  The mining industry like oil and gas would have great benefits in the OHS professionals and would create more opportunities worldwide.  Traveling around the world with this qualification within the mining industry would give me immense credibility to my career and develop more qualifications as my profession increases.   

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