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HSW Handbook Approval: Emergency Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Emergency Management” has now been approved and posted on the HSW Website. Key Changes Division of this process into 3 parts Planning (existing); Response (existing); and Post Incident (new). Removal of the Manager Security from the Incident Management Task Group (IMTG). The Manager Security will remain fully operational as a […]

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HSW Handbook Consultation: Schedule of Programmable Events (SPE)

Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Schedule of Programmable Events Chapter of the HSW Handbook. It should be noted that if Schools/Branches are following the requirements of the existing Schedule of Programmable Events chapter then the transition to the requirements under the revised process will be minimal. The key changes […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Workplace Monitoring

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Workplace Monitoring” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The revised process seeks to achieve the following outcomes: Allow each Faculty or Branch the flexibility to tailor a program of activity that lists what will be reviewed within a given year based on the risk profile and resourcing. Enable […]

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HSW Handbook Consultation: Contractor Safety Management

Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Contractor Safety Management Chapter of the HSW Handbook in consultation with a stakeholder group from Infrastructure Branch. The key changes to the chapter for noting are – The Head of School/Branch responsibilities, have been transferred to the person engaging/managing a contractor or the contract, […]

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National Safe Work Month: October 2017

October is National Safe Work Month to raise awareness of work health and safety (WHS), encourage a conversation about safety at work and support a positive safety culture. Workplaces are encouraged to participate to raise awareness and knowledge of WHS and reinforce or establish a positive safety culture. Creating healthy and safe workplaces is everyone’s […]

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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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