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Changing workplace bullying laws will not open floodgates - The Conversation

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Changing workplace bullying laws will not open floodgates
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This issue has been raised at the ongoing NSW legislative council inquiry into workplace bullying at Workcover NSW, the agency responsible for regulating workplace bullying.

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Bullying is yet another health and safety issues companies tend to forget about. Also in my current occupation, I often witness upper management pressuring and bullying employees into getting their way and the results they want done. Often it can be done but unrealistic dealines and increased workdays and lack of days off. These acts can really cause extreme health issues to people.

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What is OHS?

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Workplace injury and disease destroys quality of life, social and family activities, affects job prospects and career advancementAn Australian worker is seriously injured every 2-3 minutesIn 2009/10, 567 500 workers were injured while at work but only 38% received workers' compensationIt is estimated that around 7000 deaths each year are related to work-related diseases. This is four times the annual national road toll


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Hayden Rogers's curator insight, March 5, 2014 8:35 AM

This article highlights some key facts surrounding the current health and safety in the Australian workforce. To me, this article really makes you sit up and take notice that more really must be done to combat these alarming statistics surrounding OHS in Australia. After all, we are not just talking about statistics, we are talking about careers and lives.

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Queensland regulators - Safe Work Australia

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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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This is probably the most important part of workplace health and safety. The legal side to WHS is very important, it not only sets the rules and laws for someone to follow to maintain a safe workplace, but also explains the consequences one may face if not followed correctly

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Hayden Rogers's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:16 AM

This site provides information on safe work right across Australia but more relevant to me, this site lists bodies and organisations that are associated with Health and safety right here in Queensland along with a description and contact details.

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'Health and safety of our customers is paramount,' says holiday firm

'Health and safety of our customers is paramount,' says holiday firm | Brendan's OH&S Page | Scoop.it
This is the moment a father-of-two was catapulted into a swimming pool wall and broke his leg in six places after he skidded off the end of a waterslide ...

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This article caught my attention because I currently work in a hospitality company and have also worked serving customers, and I personally believe that customers are a companies number 1 priority and their safety while in your venue is often a forgotten subject. A company should not only protect the safety of their employees but also their customers too.

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Have you joined 'The Google Health and Safety Community?'

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Slack chain led to death in work mishap - Sydney Morning Herald

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Slack chain led to death in work mishap Sydney Morning Herald 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 the cab and how to...

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Computing Health and Safety - YouTube

This video explains common computer-related health and safety issues and how to avoid them. It can be used to help educate employees and other users about current European Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations.


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As someone who sits and works at a computer for upto 14 hours a day for work and uni, I find this health and safety issue very close to my heart. I know the affects that brightness of computers and office lights, and uncomfortable office furniture can cause to the body.

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Hayden Rogers's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:03 AM

OHS is around us everyday. It is not too hard to see it as the fabric of the workplace in everything we do at work. In some of the environments this video goes through, we often don't think of how they can cause us injury until it is too late and we are only reflecting on what went wrong.

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Landlord fined £25000 for fire safety offences

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Irshad Ibrahim was ordered to pay £25,000 in fines and costs for breaking fire safety laws and had £5,000 in rent confiscated last Wednesday after an ...

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This article goes hand in hand with my insight to the Safe Work Australia article. This article explains how not following the WHS laws, this gentleman was then fined due to his neglegence in causing an unsafe environment.

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Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, ACoP L143 – five key changes

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The revised version of L143 came into effect in December 2013. It contains the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the Approved Code of Practice ...

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I added a article about the safety concerns for asbestos as I have studied the affects of the material in other subjects at uni, and I believe it is a major concern for everyone in the community, concidering how wide-spread the material is. Plus the safety side of asbestos is quite amazing, with it being perfectly safe undisturbed, but when disturbed it is life threatening.

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Proposal would extend federal workplace rules to flight attendants - USA TODAY

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Proposal would extend federal workplace rules to flight attendantsUSA TODAY2012 - Federal workplace rules governing safety and health would be applied to flight attendants inside planes for the first time, under a proposal made by the Federal...


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I just felt that this article was very appropriate to the current situation that has happened with the Malaysian Air disaster. Also Ive always had an interest in traveling and the the security of airports and airlines ever since I did my Cert IV and my lecturer had a large role to play in the security of airports.

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