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Shadow IR Minister addresses trade union OHS conference

As part of Safe Work Australia month, or perhaps coincidentally, the Australian Council of Trade Unions held its annual occupational health and safety (OHS) conference… 951 more words


When safety equipment fails to be safe, nobody’s watching

Twelve months ago, some Australia media, including this blog, began reporting on safety concerns raised by the Working At Heights Association (WAHA) about the reliability and suitability of anchor points.  1,006 more words


Watch what you write

In a blog post on May 18, 2014, I commented upon the 69 words that GM’s lawyers told the engineers not to use. http://bit.ly/S5NQG9 Pretty bog-standard stuff on watching what you write. 120 more words


It’s my idea!

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 (IPA) comes into force, in parts, from 1 October 2014. The IPA aim to save UK businesses money, to strengthen and simplify design protection and to make the IP system clearer, easier, and more efficient for SMEs. 388 more words

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The hits just keep on coming

Maybe this is more a piece on communication (or lack thereof) in response to (or in the middle of) a crisis.  But it involves who owns “your” information, and what they do when “your” information gets hacked.  248 more words


Swiss cheese

Most controls to prevent hazards have some gaps.  That’s why you have multiple controls to prevent a hazard.

One of the models used in risk assessment and hazard prevention is the Swiss cheese model.  367 more words