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The impact of megatrends on WHS and workers’ compensation policy

The rise of the ‘gig economy’, emerging technologies, and an aging workforce raise numerous questions in the context of work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation. There are concerns that current policy and regulatory frameworks may not be adequate or appropriate for the ‘workforce of the future’. But, until recently, such a workforce has…

14 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

7 things you should know about reach truck training

First published in Forkliftaction.com News: Safety First column. Nick Welch is Senior Technical Development Executive for RTITB, the largest forklift training accrediting body in the UK and Ireland, recognised by the HSE, HSA and HSENI. Although specific training is required for reach truck operators, in some operations, the particular risks and challenges of reach trucks…

31 Aug 2018, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Skin Protection – What’s the Biggest Mistake You are Making?

Sun screen, hat, shade. We probably think we are being skin smart when we covered these three in the heat of summer. Well, that’s just part of story. Being skin smart is about understanding your environment and protecting yourself accordingly; and looking after your skin on a regular basis by visiting a skin specialist to…

31 Aug 2018, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

How to Achieve Forklift Safety – An overview from the UK

First published in Forkliftaction.com News: Safety First column.  Stuart Taylor is Managing Director of Mentor FLT Training Limited, the UK’s leading provider of training and associated services for all types of materials handling equipment and workplace transport. Forklifts may appear innocuous, but their capacity to injure shouldn't be underestimated. Nor should their training requirements, as a leading household name recently…

23 Aug 2018, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

What does the new global OHS standard mean for your organisation?

March 2018 saw the release of a new global standard of organizational health and safety (OH&S). The ISO 450001 is the first of its kind and will eventually replace the AS/NZS 4801:2001, over the course of the next three years. What does this mean for your organisation? Ahead of the Safety in Action Conference -…

8 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety | Technology

What healthcare solutions does Australia really need?

In the context of future Australian healthcare, it is important that healthcare innovators don’t simply come up with solutions they think are good for problems they think exist. This is the thinking behind icare’s approach to stimulating and facilitating innovation in healthcare. icare is the NSW government’s insurance and care provider, catering for more than…

3 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety

The importance of psychologically healthy workplaces for everyone

More than 3,000,000 Australians experience depression or anxiety and most commonly these are aged between 16 and 64 years – our working years (Heads Up 2014). Margo Lydon, CEO, SuperFriend will be presenting a keynote on the importance of psychologically healthy workplaces for everyone at the upcoming Workplace Wellness Conference. Prior to the event, we reached out…

10 Aug 2017, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

Looking into the future of Safety Leadership and Culture

"Health & Safety shouldn’t be seen as an overhead for the business" At the upcoming Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne, Wayne Richards, General Manager Group HSEQ at Transdev will present a case study on how Transdev has reassessed their safety structure and will outline the steps that they plan to take to improve their…

29 May 2017, by Informa Insights

Education | Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

A Service First Approach to Delivering a Great Customer Experience

Creating collaborative approaches that ensure the involvement and opinions of all involved are heard are vital in a service first approach to delivering a great customer experience, according to Gallagher Bassett's General Manager, Aidan Brophy. Speaking at the 18th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit later this month in Melbourne, Aidan and his colleague Lucas Kowlaski are opening…

14 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

Occupational Health & Safety | Transport & Logistics

Truck Driver Skills Survey – identifying the need for a truck driver apprenticeship

There are many key issues facing the heavy vehicle industry in Australia; compliance with NHVR requirements, driver fatigue management, route compliance, transport automation, technology implementation and driver training. It is the latter, along with the attraction of younger people into the aging workforce that is perhaps one of the most important topics facing the industry…

23 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights
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