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Safety And Security Risks in Hospitals

This year’s Safe & Secure Hospitals Conference taking place on 17-18 October 2016 at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins will address code grey responses, incident reporting, training and education for security and clinical staff, legal protection, improvements to communication between staff, patients and visitors, strengthening healthcare policy and the importance of clinical governance, security risk…

5 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Visit Australia’s Centre of Dust Research Excellence

Re-blog via  Australian Bulk Handling Review May/June 2016 Thirty minutes’ drive west of Brisbane’s CBD, the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station (Simtars) at Redbank is home to world-class facilities that contribute towards preventing disasters, fatalities, lost-time injuries and occupational disease in industry. Established 30 years ago as a business unit of Queensland’s…

12 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Is Australia still mopping up the effects of Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of silicate materials consisting of long, thin, fibrous crystals and millions of microscopic fibrils. Its affordability, tensile strength and ability to resist heat, fire, chemicals and electrical damage, made it widely used as a construction and fire proofing material in the 20th century. Concerns about the carcinogenic effects of the material…

14 Apr 2016, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Education | Occupational Health & Safety

Handling Security Threats: The Similarities and Differences Between Australian and US Campuses

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed at the upcoming 8th Annual Campus Security & Safety Conference held  in June we spoke with Lt. John Weinstein, a Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Police Department district commander. John oversees police operations on three campuses with 40,000 students.  Before joining NOVA, he was…

4 Apr 2016, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Why should you promote physical & mental health at workplace?

The upcoming Workplace Wellness Conference 2016 will examine the strategies to enhance the well-being and productivity of the Australian workforce. This conference will focus on 10 industry case studies this year - featuring : Olly Bridge's (Head of Corporate, Health & Wellbeing, Medibank) case study on 'Medibank's journey of merging physical, technology and people to new HQ's in…

26 Feb 2016, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure | Occupational Health & Safety

Is social media the secret to improving OHS in correctional facilities?

There are many issues that need to be dealt with in regard to the health and safety of prisoners. Not only do correctional facilities need to ensure that inmates address their offending behaviour and prepare for the workforce upon release, prisons need to ensure that they provide the safest environment possible for those under their…

3 Mar 2015, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety | Transport & Logistics

For a safer Australia: Q & A Sessions with road experts

Following the roll-out of The National Heavy Vehicle Laws earlier this year, we spoke to a few speakers of the upcoming Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference about the effects of this new rule book that applies in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and key issues and challenges for…

7 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

How safe is your workplace?

An imbalance between the individual, the task and the environment can lead to discomfort, errors, accidents and injury in the workplace.  Dr Jennifer Long, Optometrist and Certified Professional Ergonomist, who will be speaking at the upcoming Safety in Action 2014: Sydney Safety Conference this September in Sydney, joined us recently to share with us some insight…

19 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights
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