You run a business and that means managing finances. As the boss, it's your job to keep profits climbing and the business growing.
But at what expense? Your company's bottom line depends on your employees. Your employees, in turn; depend on you to protect them from workplace accidents.
That's why, as an employer, your number one priority must be accident prevention. If you have a strong heal... ››› more
Workers' unions aren't just about demanding higher pay for your employees. They're also about demanding a better working environment.
The unions are your employees' voice. If your employees think there's a serious problem in your health and safety programme, they'll speak out.
So if you don't involve the unions, it could be a truly massive mistake.
Here are three steps you can use to ens... ››› more
If you're starting to plan your safety audit, you're probably dreading the whole process. You have visions of spending hours interviewing everyone in your company.
It'll take a lot of resources to get this audit done and you're exhausted before you've even started.
But there's no reason to fear your safety audit anymore. You can do the whole process in three steps...
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Appointing a health and safety representative isn't a matter of drawing straws and just picking anyone. There's a process you must follow to nominate your health and safety representative.
If you don't follow this process, you could end up with a representative who:
1. None of your other staff will listen to;
2. Doesn't fulfill your OHS regulation's requirements; and
3. Doesn't want the po... ››› more
You have 92 employees so, you've appointed a Health and Safety Representative just as the OHS Act instructs. You've trained him and you think you're on the fast track to complying with all your OHS regulations.
But wait! Just because you've appointed and trained your safety representative, doesn't mean he's actually doing his job. He could be standing in your way of compliance.
That's why y... ››› more
If you have two or more Health and Safety Representatives in your company, they automatically form a health and safety (HSE) committee (OHS Act, Section 19). Read on for your four employer duties when it comes to these HSE committees... Dear Reader
If you have two or more Health and Safety Representatives in your company, they automatically form a health and safety (HSE) committee (OHS Act, Sec... ››› more
The responsibility of providing a safe work environment starts with you and, the person you've assigned to ensure all employees comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA): Your health and safety supervisor. That's why you need to ensure your health and safety supervisor knows his three main responsibilities. Read on to find out what they are...
'Your health and safety supervisor ... ››› more
It's common practice to put written procedures in place for your business. This'll make sure your employees follow the rules you know are necessary to maintain the health and safety of your company.
So let's take a look at what you must do to make sure your Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) procedures are easy to understand... *****************************
Fulfilling your health and safet... ››› more
Whether you work in an office or a steel mill, accidents are bound to happen. How do you as an employer protect yourself and your staff? Simply nodding and smiling at the health and safety inspector isn't enough! You need a health and safety representative to ensure your business doesn't fall to pieces when there's a crisis! Appointing a health and safety representative is not only a legal require... ››› more
Unions exist to represent the workers. This means representing them in all aspects of the workplace, including health and safety. While appointing a union representative to be involved in your company's health and safety is a good start, you also need to ensure union representatives play a meaningful role in health and safety compliance. Read on to discover the type of training a union representat... ››› more
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