Tag Archives | Safety Culture

Corporate manslaughter: what is it and could it bring justice for Grenfell Tower victims?

NOTE: This article is written from a UK perspective, and in Australia there is currently no provision for companies to be found guilty of corporate manslaughter. However we think this article brings up points of great interest to our readers. Ioannis Glinavos, University of Westminster     The disaster at Grenfell Tower has been described […]

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Good Work Through Effective Leadership (Video)

Good Work Through Effective Leadership (Video) This Safe Work Australia film features three different perspectives on how workplace leaders can design good work and influence their safety culture, not only in their own business, but across their supply chain and the broader community. This seminar features three business leaders from Australian Country Choice, Lend Lease […]

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These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work

These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work   Peter O’Connor, Queensland University of Technology and Peter Karl Jonason, Western Sydney University In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive. This in addition to the […]

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Geelong builder fined for bullying teen apprentice

A Geelong builder who repeatedly bullied his teenage apprentice over a two-year period was last week convicted and fined $12,500 in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court. Wayne Allan Dennert, of Bell Post Hill, pleaded guilty to one rolled-up charge under the 2004 OHS Act of failing to provide a safe system of work and the necessary […]

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Compensation Schemes And Workers Aged Over 65 (Safe Work Australia)

I’ve heard I am not covered by workers’ compensation because I am over 65 years old. Not true! Employees are covered for workers’ compensation under all Australian schemes no matter what age they are injured. “There is a common misconception that workers aged over 65 cannot access workers’ compensation provisions,” acknowledges Julie Hill, Director of […]

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