Supply bans flagged in WHS plan; and Heat warnings issued

OHS Alert is a subscription-based news service. You must have a current subscription and be logged in to access this article: x Supply bans flagged in WHS plan; and Heat warnings issued > Supplies blocked to unsafe companies under WHS accreditation plan; and > Workplace heat warnings issued nationally and in WA. Login to access […]

You Can't Put a Price on Safety, but Do It Anyway

A common lament among safety professionals—if I heard it once, I heard it a few dozen times over the course of EHS Today’s 2019 Safety Leadership Conference in Dallas—is that senior management constantly has to be convinced that investing in safety is a smart decision.  It shouldn’t take much convincing for the top brass to […]

Commonwealth breached WHS duty to Antarctica pilots

OHS Alert is a subscription-based news service. You must have a current subscription and be logged in to access this article: x Commonwealth breached WHS duty to Antarctica pilots A Commonwealth agency breached the WHS Act in over-relying on contracted helicopter pilots to assess the safety of landing sites in Antarctica, in the lead up […]

Five Strategies to Develop Your Team for Today and Beyond

In the past, employee training mostly took place during the onboarding process. New hires were showered with information and expected to retain it well enough to apply it correctly on the floor. Not surprisingly, this “spray and pray” method has proven less effective with time, as today’s learners experience the world visually and digitally, with […]

Dana Railcare Fined After Worker Fatality

Wilmington, Del.-based Dana Railcare is facing $551,226 in penalties after a worker asphyxiated in a confined space. In May 2019, a 29-year-old Justin Fields was servicing a rail car containing crude oil sludge in Pittston, Penn. Fields lost consciousness during the task and was pronounced dead at 3 p.m. “This tragedy could have been prevented […]

Poor stacking method leads to fatality and $400k fine

OHS Alert is a subscription-based news service. You must have a current subscription and be logged in to access this article: x Poor stacking method leads to fatality and $400k fine Employers must implement and enforce safe systems of work for seemingly straightforward tasks like stacking materials, a fatality and a $400,000 fine have shown. […]

Another presumptive PTSD Bill; New safety regs; and more

OHS Alert is a subscription-based news service. You must have a current subscription and be logged in to access this article: x Another presumptive PTSD Bill; New safety regs; and more > Presumptive PTSD compensation introduced in second state; > National transport safety amendments made, and proposed; and > Four sets of electricity and rail […]

CCQ reveals strategy that helped workers lose weight

OHS Alert is a subscription-based news service. You must have a current subscription and be logged in to access this article: x CCQ reveals strategy that helped workers lose weight A major charity measurably improved its workers’ health and weight by supporting their request for more nutrition-related initiatives. Login to access article If you are […]

WHS fines for unreported structural damage reach $316k

OHS Alert is a subscription-based news service. You must have a current subscription and be logged in to access this article: x WHS fines for unreported structural damage reach $316k A second PCBU has been fined after roof infrastructure damaged by workers went unreported and pierced another worker’s head, bringing the total penalty imposed on […]