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ISO 45001 Now Published

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ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use is now published. The new International Standard for occupational health and safety provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. It is designed to help organisations and is expected to reduce workplace injuries…

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New campaign to improve work health and safety in NSW launched

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SafeWork NSW has launched a new campaign to ensure workers and employers are safe while doing their jobs. The $.32 million campaign, “Safety starts with you” has been developed to improve workplace safety and reduce injuries and illnesses among NSW workers. SafeWork NSW Group Director, Regional Operations and Sector Initiatives, Tony Williams said the new campaign aims…

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Most common questions asked regarding racking

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How often should I get my racking inspected? There are numerous global standards relating to racking, however they all recommend racking be inspected at least once a year. Why should I get my racking inspected? Poorly maintained racking can collapse and kill people. However it is not only loss of life that results from racking…

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Racking Safety Concerns

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An inspection program carried out by WorkSafe Western Australia in the wholesale industry has highlighted “serious” concerns with the safety of racking. The inspection program was carried out over the 2015/16 financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas. It involved visits to 127 workplaces to look at a range of hazards faced by workers…

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A must read – Racking Collapses on man

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A Wodonga company has been ordered to pay $10,000 to the court fund and been put on to a 12 month undertaking to be of good behaviour after a customer was hurt when shelves collapsed on to him in February last year. A man went to a Wodonga premises to buy some angle iron and…

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