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The risk matrix would be a great tool for risk management is the risk matrix, this is great to assessment tool, and therefore allows the operator greater understanding of the risk, and the outcomes if it were to go wrong. This makes it safer as if people understand then they are less likely to do something wrong.

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Work health and safety laws - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Work health and safety laws - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
Information on Workplace health and safety legislation, inspections, prosecutions and penalties, OHS harmonisation, Enforceable undertakings, Compliance and enforecement, inspections and laws
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Not only is it important for Pete to follow IMBA trail building guidelines, but it is also integral for Pete to understand the WH&S guidelines of the particular state that he is working on. This will allow Pete to be able to comply, especially when working in National Parks where he is highly scrutinized.

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Shaneo Dorrington's curator insight, July 23, 2016 9:21 PM

Key word: OHS

Looking forward to learning and understanding the workplace health and safety laws in my future studies.

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Quest 3

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Information on Workplace health and safety legislation, inspections, prosecutions and penalties, OHS harmonisation, Enforceable undertakings, Compliance and enforecement, inspections and laws
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http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDwQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mtba.asn.au%2Fresources%2Fgeneral%3Fdownload%3D127%3A2012-imba-australia-trail-development-guidelines&ei=pHNrU7OzMo6bkwXOl4GQBw&usg=AFQjCNEHrv8zqXNwJjR63PdzlS2WyDNm6A&sig2=ySZcijgiYgn5HgcEcE7aKw&bvm=bv.66330100,d.dGI

 

This article is the 2012 IMBA trail building guidelines, this describes the way the trail should be built, this will assist Pete in the way it is safe and acceptable to build trails. These guidelines are integral as every time Pete builds a trail, if built incorrectly, or unsafely, he is liable. So this helps him make the trails safer, and compliant.

 

http://www.asr-sig.com/?p=258

 

The Imba trail difficulty rating system is an evaluative rating system, it starts off with the trail builder evaluating what is on the trail, and then the trail is rated on it’s most difficult feature, unless there are optional lines where difficult sections are avoidable. This is a great tool for pete, as it allows him to be able to inform the rider of what lies ahead, and forewarn them of any potential dangers.

 

http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/law/whslaws/index.htm?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homead&utm_campaign=newwhslaws#.U2t_vtyLeIw

 

Not only is it important for Pete to follow IMBA trail building guidelines, but it is also integral for Pete to understand the WH&S guidelines of the particular state that he is working on. This will allow Pete to be able to comply, especially when working in National Parks where he is highly scrutinized.

 

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/qhpolicy/docs/imp/qh-imp-275-16.pdf

 

Following the WH&S guidelines this article continues on but places the information in a far easier to understand format. This furthermore improves safety as instead of being a lot of legal jargon it is placed into a basic form, and describes the terms, so by a greater understanding through simplicity, it makes for a safer workplace.

 

http://admin.rostercoster.com/resources/usingresources/FAQs%20and%20User%20Manuals/Risk%20Matrix.aspx

 

The risk matrix would be a great tool for risk management is the risk matrix, this is great to assessment tool, and therefore allows the operator greater understanding of the risk, and the outcomes if it were to go wrong. This makes it safer as if people understand then they are less likely to do something wrong.

 

 

 

 

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Mark Webber- Professional Car driver

Mark Webber- Professional Car driver | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
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Mark Webber is a professional car driver, for the porche world endurance championship team, he regularly drives at speeds in excess of 300km/h and withstands g forces over 6g's. I talk with Mark whilst on training rides with him, and asked him of the OH&S issues that he faces as a driver, and what his team faces. Mark said that as a driver a lot of his health and safety comes down to his own preparation. When cornering at such high speeds he said the forces placed on your body, particularly on your neck and torso is incredible, and effect his ability to drive the car if his core strength is not up to scratch. Another major OH&S issue physically is how fatigued Mark is, especially over a 24hr period, where he can do stints of up to 4hrs at the longest, with all of 2 maybe 3 hours in between. The other OH&S issues that we talked about where mechanical, for instance knowing when the tyres are dead, and not pushing them any further, so not to put himself in danger, along with other, and when tyres deflate or explode on a race car it usually ends up in a crash. This along with being able to push the car to the limit, but not so far as to be driving erratically and possibly causing an accident. But Mark mentioned that his biggest safety risk during the 24hr races like le mans is being aware of the speeds of other cars, as there is multiple categories, with Mark running in the fastest category, it means that he has to be aware of the cars around him, be it one trying to overtake, overtaking another, or overtaking through corners, he said that most of the time he can pick what they are doing, but on the odd occasion you have other cars move across into your line and that causes a huge amount of danger for him. http://www.caradvice.com.au/videos/phillip-island-in-the-porsche-911-with-mark-webber/
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Declan- Shop Fitter

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Declan is a shop fitter from Brisbane. He works night shifts at different stores around Queensland to fulfil his contractual agreements with Big w. While talking to Declan I observed many OH&S related issues, in his day to day task he has to regularly lift heavy ideas, operate scissor lifts and pallet jacks, along with climbing ladders and use power tools. He also has to move product racking and smash up items with a sledge hammer. Whilst chatting with Declan I witnessed him operating these machines, and I also witnessed the effects of tiredness on how he worked, and the safety measures he uses when working. The way he operates is the way he is trained, so everything is done to the best way he is able to, but I could really tell as the night dragged on his work got more sloppy. He was saying to me when he was leaving at 5am one morning that the blokes that work for him tend to take short cuts the further into the shift they get, and the boys don't deal to well with the night shifts.

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Road Safety Week kicks off in Central Highlands

Road Safety Week kicks off in Central Highlands | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
RBTs, speed cameras and police on the lookout for distractions and unused seatbelts will be prominent in the Central Highlands next week.
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community involvement is the key to teaching the correct procedures.

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F1 Fuel saving

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It's a different kind of workplace, but there is still a focus on safety, and when a faster car is coming up to a slower car, does there need to be a car to car siren sounding saying that one is slower?

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Fire safety demos at resources expo at showgrounds this week

Fire safety demos at resources expo at showgrounds this week | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
LOCAL business owner Steve Walker is fired up for this week’s Central Queensland Industry and Resources Expo.
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Making the world a safer place through oh&s is not just teaching people to be safe at work, but to continue this through to the home

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Spindle Moulder Incident Leads to $51,000 Fine | OHS News

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This just goes to show the importance of Oh&s in the workplace. To lose limbs is not acceptable

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NationalCodeOfPractice_ManualHandling_NOHSC2005-1990_ArchivePDF.pdf

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The Importance of being fair and indiscriminate in the workplace when it comes to safety. It isn't just about an object being too heavy, rather reinforcing the little things, like having a chair at the correct height and the keyboard in front of you, so you are not straining for the 8 hours you are at work.


Design Principles

2.8 Employers need to be aware of the enormous range of physical dimensions, for example height and reach, to be found in the workforce, and the implications of this for task design and the selection and use of equipment and furniture.

2.9 Equipment and furniture should be designed so that they can be used safely. It is also desirable to design activities and tasks to suit the capacity of the widest possible range of the workforce to avoid discrimination against particular groups. That is, the employer is required to take account of the safety of each employee, and not simply design a system which might be safe for an average person of the workforce. 

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qh-imp-275-16.pdf

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Following the WH&S guidelines this article continues on but places the information in a far easier to understand format. This furthermore improves safety as instead of being a lot of legal jargon it is placed into a basic form, and describes the terms, so by a greater understanding through simplicity, it makes for a safer workplace.

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Mountain bike trail difficulty rating system | Action Sports in Resorts SIG

Mountain bike trail difficulty rating system | Action Sports in Resorts SIG | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
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The Imba trail difficulty rating system is an evaluative rating system, it starts off with the trail builder evaluating what is on the trail, and then the trail is rated on it’s most difficult feature, unless there are optional lines where difficult sections are avoidable. This is a great tool for pete, as it allows him to be able to inform the rider of what lies ahead, and forewarn them of any potential dangers.

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Geoff Taylor- Boat fishing

Geoff Taylor- Boat fishing | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it

My dad and his boat

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My Dad, Geoff, his passion is fishing, and he is regularly out in his boat, and last week I went out with him and realised the amount of OH&S related issues there are.

 

With this you can start with just hooking the boat up to the car, making sure it is secure to the car, and making sure the boat is secure to the trailer. The next is at the boat ramp, after taking the tie downs off (except for the winch) he has to reverse the car to the water, so it is integral that he is aware of his surroundings, making sure that nothing and no one is behind him that he could cause danger to. Then once the trailer is in the water, he has to make sure that the car is secure e.g. hand brake, and then release the boat from the trailer, and then securing the boat to the shore whilst he parks the car.

 

Now as you can see, the whole getting the boat in the water is a very hazardous procedure, but in the water there are just as many issues, as Dad mentioned to me, you have to be careful when in the boat, not to move around to much, especially when the boat is at speed, as it can easily flip if not careful, you also have to watch out for other vehicles in the water, as especially the bigger ones cause enough chop that could easily tip you out of the boat if you weren't prepared.

 

Then once you have had enough, you have to complete the second paragraph in reverse.

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Zack Agius- Cyclist

Zack Agius- Cyclist | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
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Zack is an avid cyclist, on both road and mountain bikes, and the main thing with cycling is risk management, be it making sure you have enough space when going around a round about, or having the speed to hit a jump so you can clear it. Whilst talking to Zack he also bought up the effects of wet roads, and car and truck drivers that don't give enough room, as the cyclist can only do so much in some situations, the rest is up to the car drivers risk management. But as Zack and I came to the conclusion that cyclists also have oh&s management through maintenance, and making sure the bike is safe to ride.

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Peter Wilson- Trail builder

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Peter Wilson is a mountain bike trail builder, and in his workplace he operates in operates in a lot of potentially dangerous situation. From lose steep slopes, to building bridges over waterways. The major OHS related issues that I noted whilst out with him are as follows: working on unstable surfaces, this included, steep, rocky, wet/slippery surfaces, where if not careful and incorrectly trained, could have easily resulted in turning the machine over. Pete also works with works with a number of people that help groom the trails while he moves further down the trails, so it is an integral part of his job to provide a training focused induction where he teaches his off-siders to be aware of the moving machinery, be out of the way of any potential surfaces that could collapse under the weight of the machine.

 

When talking to Pete he was in the process of building a jump on a trail, so not only does he have to focus on the safety of the people on his worksite, but also has to think about the safety of the people riding the trail in the future, which includes keeping to the IMBA standards.

 

Pete also mentioned that he has to use fluro orange fencing to close off the tracks, and use warning signs stating that there is machinery operating in the area, as well as noise warning signs.

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MH370 Takeover Possible: Safety Experts

MH370 Takeover Possible: Safety Experts | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked. TRANSPONDER
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With this possible hijacking, is it time for the pilots to be in a locked, bullet proof cabin?

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States urge reform of mine safety rules

States urge reform of mine safety rules | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
State minerals organisations continue to advocate for a national mine safety framework, despite a political rift
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if there is an issue it needs to be solved, we shouldn't need to focus on political backlash when it comes to the safety of people

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'Someone could easily have been killed': Cadia mine safety queried

'Someone could easily have been killed': Cadia mine safety queried | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
Cadia Valley Operation has dismissed claims safety is being comprised after two “potentially fatal” vehicle collisions
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Keep watch at work

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Avoid occupational back injuries

Avoid occupational back injuries | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders accounted for 33 percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2011.
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One thing that is quite close to me is back injuries, as I unfortunately felt the brunt on a car at 60km/h, so I know what it is to have back pain, and it effects everything you do, so I feel there is a need to focus more on how to avoid these injuries.

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Teenage Plane Crash Victim Was Run Over Twice

Teenage Plane Crash Victim Was Run Over Twice | Rally OH&S | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — A teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck on the runway was actually run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident's chaotic aftermath, according to documents released Wednesday at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing. Authorities in California confirmed months ago that 16-year-old Chinese student Ye Meng Yuan was alive on the runway and covered in firefighting foam when she was hit by an emergency vehicle at San Francisco International Airport and suffered the multiple blunt injuries that killed her.
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My goal throughout my future career is to make people aware of their decisions and there effect on others, be it as little as taking an extra second to take in their environment and make sure people are safe and away from danger, or it being taking that second to make sure that they aren't putting themselves in harms way.

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