Andrew Barrett’s OHS interview on community radio 3

Some people have accused me of writing for the converted through the SafetyAtWorkBlog and the majority of followers to this blog are OHS professionals and safety regulators, but everything on the Internet is able to be found by anyone who wants to, so the broad audience exists.  Sometimes, however, you need to push yourself in the media. More…

WorkLife podcast addresses OHS 3

The last three of Radio National’s WorkLife podcasts have been uploaded. Episode 4,  focusses on occupational health and safety (OHS) and is based around interviews with myself, Kevin Jones, and Professor Niki Ellis. More…

Workplace role on addressing and preventing family violence Reply

cover of RCFV_Full_Report_InteractiveOn March 30 2016, the Andrew Victorian Government released the final report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Family violence, otherwise known as domestic violence, is not strictly an occupational health and safety (OHS) but the mental health effects can flow into the workplace and, some argue, fails to deter family violence.  The final report touches on these two perspectives and OHS professionals need to consider these effects, largely, in terms of workplace mental health but also in relation to organisational culture. More…

Please not another type of leadership Reply

My high school English teacher, Mrs Kenny, taught me to précis writing.  It has been a very useful tool in my careers but also increases my frustration with unnecessary words. All the recent attention to the importance of Leadership in business and workplace safety has led to lots of different varieties of Leadership.  A recent video from the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health illustrates one of them. More…

Diverse panel adds authority to Workhealth Improvement Network Reply

20160330_105500The 2016 Workplace Wellness conference in Melbourne has heard about the Workhealth Improvement Network (WIN) through a panel of WIN participants. The point of difference of this panel is that the participants are from a range of different sized and regional companies.  The significance of this difference should not be understated as conferences rarely include a representative who is the only safety resource in a company, as this conference and panel has. More…