The harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation imposes several obligations among construction duty holders to consult, under reasonably practicable circumstances, with their workers and other construction duty holders regarding the management and identification of risks when it comes to safety and health in the construction industry.
The ruling particularly relates to the distinction between ‘Project Managers’ and ‘Officers’ and the responsibilities and legal obligations that come with each role.
A new campaign addressing the workplace safety of paramedics in South Australia has wider implications for the safety industry.
Ambulance Employees Association spokesman Phil Palmer says that ‘ambos’ are increasingly being exposed to intoxicated, anxious, and deliberately confrontational members of the public, who are exhibiting unacceptable and violent behaviour. This often includes verbal abuse, spitting, threats, and more commonly, physical assault.An edgy TV commercial has been developed to raise public awareness of the issue, meanwhile safety toolkits and training will be developed for staff, helping them manage and respond to challenging and violent behaviour.