Merry Christmas from SafetyAtWorkBlog

I want to personally thank all of the loyal readers of SafetyAtWorkBlog  for your support in the last twelve months.  The blog stats is kicking along nicely but its prominence in OHS discussions, particularly in Australia, is growing stronger. This year the blog has been blessed by perceptive and controversial articles by Col Finnie and … Continue reading “Merry Christmas from SafetyAtWorkBlog”

Work Health and Safety Regulation Impact Statement could do better

[Originally submitted as a comment to a “safety costs” article] I’ve spent a coupla hours dipping into what looked to me like the important bits of the WHS reg RIS, and I gotta say it don’t add up. I’d also say that the RIS does, in general terms, do what it should do, in terms … Continue reading “Work Health and Safety Regulation Impact Statement could do better”

Individual accountability – the Great Leap Backward (and into a legislative maze)

Col Finnie, formerly WorkSafe Victoria’s Principal Legislation Officer, looks at what the notion of individual accountability might look like if it was incorporated in the Work Health and Safety Bill, all done with his tongue firmly jammed in his cheek It’s a good thing new perspectives about getting Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) right are … Continue reading “Individual accountability – the Great Leap Backward (and into a legislative maze)”

Employer association criticises Australia’s new Work Health and Safety laws

On 9 September 2011 The Australian newspaper reported  that the executive director of the Independent Contractors of Australia, Ken Phillips, had serious concerns over the new Work Heath and Safety laws to be introduced in Australia in 2012. Phillips has received legal advice that identifies serious shortcomings in the new laws compared to the existing … Continue reading “Employer association criticises Australia’s new Work Health and Safety laws”