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Business fined after fatal wall collapse 

By: Safety Solutions/NSCA A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 for breaching the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 after a brick wall fell on two men, killing one and injuring another at a building site in Carlingford, NSW. NSW Bricklaying (NSWBL) was fined $500,000, Effective Building and Construction (EBC) was fined [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:07:15+11:00June 22nd, 2020|Worksafe|Comments Off on Business fined after fatal wall collapse 

Industrial Manslaughter/ss-6/20

By: VACC Recently there have been several bulletins distributed about the introduction of Industrial Manslaughter offences under the Victorian OHS Act 2004 which will come into effect on 1 July 2020.  Even before the legislation has commenced, a significant change has been passed by the government which increases the penalty from 20 years to 25 [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:07:23+11:00June 17th, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Industrial Manslaughter/ss-6/20

Mt Waverley developer’s fine increased on appeal

By: Safety Solutions/NSCA Chloch Homes & Developments, a Victorian developer, has pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to ensure that the workplace was safe and without risk to health and safety. The developer was fined $15,000 without conviction. The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed the fine in the Melbourne County Court, where Chloch was convicted and [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:07:29+11:00June 12th, 2020|WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Mt Waverley developer’s fine increased on appeal

SA enforces exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica

By: SafeWork SA SafeWork SA  will implement a reduced workplace exposure limit (WEL) for respirable crystalline silica on 1 July 2020. Work health and safety (WHS) ministers have agreed by the requisite majority decision of Safe Work Australia to reduce the WEL for respirable crystalline silica to an eight-hour time-weighted average of 0.05 mg/m3. WHS ministers agreed [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:07:38+11:00June 7th, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on SA enforces exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica

Covid Safety Products

As we begin to open our doors, if you need assistance managing your safety measures including, physical distancing, personal hygiene, and contact tracing RME and our partners may be able to help. RME has sourced the most commonly used products including, signage, thermometers, and hand sanitiser, however, there are more available so if you don’t [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:07:44+11:00June 2nd, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Covid Safety Products

Health and Wellness Programs

RME has always promoted workplace engagement in all of our programs.  It is important in a positive workplace health and safety culture that team engagement is optimised to fully benefit all organisations and provide the safety outcomes we all aspire too. It is important for not only managers to understand their responsibilities and liabilities but also for team members to understand [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:07:51+11:00May 14th, 2020|Health, Training|Comments Off on Health and Wellness Programs

Being prepared to return to work

By: Safework Australia  Safework Australia has updated their website to provide a wealth of information in preparedness for lifting of restrictions or to help those still being able to operate.  They include:  Physical distancing  Hygiene   Cleaning, and  Personal protective equipment (PPE)   In addition to these there is also a number of checklists which will assist you in identifying practicable steps ensure the [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:07:58+11:00May 7th, 2020|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Being prepared to return to work

International Insights – Enhancing Individual Director Accountability 

Arguably more important than structural or process matters are relationship and behavioural dynamics in the boardroom. While hard data on board culture and behaviour is elusive it is not a stretch to suggest that without highly functional boardroom relationships – among board members and with management – boards cannot hope to govern well by relying [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:08:03+11:00May 3rd, 2020|Governance|Comments Off on International Insights – Enhancing Individual Director Accountability 

Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to Australian Work Health and Safety legislation – COVID-19

By Safe Work Australia Safe Work Australia will take a modified approach to enforcement to ensure compliance with the Australia WHS Laws during Covid-19 pandemic. While realising there is ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the industry they will apply a common sense and practical approach when engaging with workplaces. Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:08:21+11:00April 22nd, 2020|Health, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to Australian Work Health and Safety legislation – COVID-19

Inexperienced worker, who had not been inducted, killed on a construction site

Inexperienced and young workers remain a vulnerable group in all industries, in particular the construction industry, as demonstrated by the recent sentencing hearing of a concrete pump contractor in SafeWork NSW v NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd; Bilal Hamdan (2020). Case Background NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd (Company) is a company providing concrete pumping and [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:08:28+11:00April 20th, 2020|Legal, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Inexperienced worker, who had not been inducted, killed on a construction site
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