In Australia OHS management is red tape

The Australian newspaper of 1 September 2009 epitomised the ideological problems with OHS in a business management context.  Page 5 has two articles next to each other: “Renewed pledge to cut business regulation” and “Building chief ‘spat on an abused‘”. The first article reports on a speech by the Competition Minister, Craig Emerson, where it … Continue reading “In Australia OHS management is red tape”

Two different approaches to risk management and safety in Australia

Australian Standards can have a major role to play in the management of safety in workplaces.  They apply to equipment, documents, decisions and can have legislative credibility if required by specific regulations.  Australian Standards are regularly referred to in guidances issued by OHS regulators adding further credibility.  The highest selling standard for many years has … Continue reading “Two different approaches to risk management and safety in Australia”