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Monthly Archives: August 2017

HSW Handbook Consultation: Workplace Monitoring

On the 29 November 2016 the Workplace Inspection program was suspended (with the exception of pre-occupation inspections) pending a full review of this activity in 2017. At the February 2017 HSW Community of Practice, the members undertook a number of brief exercises to help the HR HSW Team to clarify the effectiveness and efficiency of […]

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Hazard Alert – Target 4 Slice Toaster

Recall Notice Target 4 slice toaster Recall Notice 24.7.17.pdf (48.39 KB) What are the defects? The toaster may overheat due to internal component failure. What are the hazards? Risk of fire or electric shock. Dates available for sale 18 May 2017 – 20 July 2017 Action Required Immediately stop using the product and return it […]

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HSW structure, roles and responsibilities post-PSR

  The Associate Director HSW in consultation with the HSW Community of Practice has summarised the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders within the HSW System in the post-PSR landscape. The HSW structure, roles and responsibilities post-PSR document is intended to help provide clarity regarding roles. The document is an overview, it is not exhaustive and […]

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Due Diligence Report – 1st Quarter 2017: Now available online

  The Due Diligence Report – 1st Quarter 2017, has been approved by the VC&P and is now available on the HSW website.

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Professional development: PPE – chemical protective gloves and respirators workshop

  This session would be suitable for HSW Officers who may be providing advice or need a refresher. Gloves and respirators are common in many lab, clinical, industrial and agricultural environments. Safety data sheets for chemicals often provide non-specific advice or simply refer to “suitable” or “impervious” gloves and respiratory protection. Choosing the wrong glove […]

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