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Robert O'Neill

Robert is the founder and OHS Consulting Practice Leader of Work Safety Hub, with more than 10 years’ experience in managing safety and risk management programs.
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COVID-19 - New work health and safety resources for small and medium businesses

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Apr 2, 2020 10:52:07 AM
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Safe Work Australia has published new information and resources on COVID-19 and work health and safety.

Under the model work health and safety laws, employers have a duty of care for the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace.

The new information includes:

New information on minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is also available for specific industries:

Safe Work Australia will continue to update these web pages and resources to provide the latest information to workers and employers on work health and safety and COVID-19.

For more information, go to the COVID-19 Information for workplaces.

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Topics: Safe Work Australia

Management of Infectious Diseases in the Workplace

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Feb 12, 2020 5:38:00 PM

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Limiting the spread of infectious, communicable diseases within the workplace is a complex and frequently sensitive issue. Hazards associated with diseases vary significantly from one workplace to another and the need to privacy adds further complications.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Serious Workplace Injury Claims reduced by 10%

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Feb 11, 2020 9:56:00 AM

The Comparative Performance Monitoring report 21st edition and Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand 2019 have been published.

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Is safety management the key to business success $$?

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 5, 2019 11:23:35 AM

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Experts agree that improved safety contributes to profitability in many ways. Costly incidents are avoided. Employees naturally become more emotionally and physically invested in their work. Workforce turnover goes down, while productivity and quality go up.

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Topics: Safety Management Systems

How SMS helps your bottom line

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Nov 8, 2019 10:56:00 AM

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For someone running a small to medium sized business the letters SMS, standing for safety management system can be a forbidding acronym. The SMS for a large and complex organisation can be a document of many thousands of words over hundreds of pages, prescribing a bewildering array of meetings and procedures. But the power of SMS as a concept means it is scalable. A small organisation can reap safety and business benefits from a much simpler SMS. All you have to do is stick to it.

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Topics: Safety Management Systems, Safety management system software