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16.10.17
10 Steps to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Mentally healthy workplaces are as important to Australian employees as physically safe ones. But how do you get there? A lot of employers have the desire to do more for their employees wellbeing but get overwhelmed by the amount of resources and information that's available. The following strategies are designed to prevent common mental health problems by targeting key aspects of your work environment.

Jared Butt READ MORE

16.10.17
Cancer Council Urge Workers to be Weary of Silica Dust

The Cancer Council is urging Australians to be more aware of cancer risks in the workplace, after new estimates suggest over 230 lung cancer cases are caused by silica dust exposure. "If you are regularly demolishing materials, sandcasting, sandblasting, bricklaying or cutting stone, tiles or bricks as a part of your job, you are at risk, so you need to get informed today."

Jared Butt READ MORE

14.10.17
Every Month Should be Safe Work Month

In 2016, 182 people died as a result of a workplace incident. These incidents are preventable with an effective safety management system. There are simple tools and processes you can put in place to reduce risk and keep your workers safe.

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13.10.17
QLD Miners Exempt from New Industrial Manslaughter Laws

Individuals in Queensland can now be found guilty of industrial manslaughter after the government's controversial bill passed 43 votes to 39 this week. The charge carries a maximum prison term of 20 years, while corporate offenders face a fine of up to $10 million. However the new laws won't apply to everyone, after a mining sector revolt caused the government to drop its plans to include the resources sector.

Jared Butt READ MORE

12.10.17
Over 80% of Small Businesses Don’t Understand Workplace Safety

A staggering 81 per cent of Australian small businesses don't fully understand their workplace health and safety obligations. Only 20 per cent feel confident implementing a workplace safety plan, and less than 60 per cent understand what to do if an employee gets injured.

Jared Butt READ MORE

09.10.17
Federal Government Rejects Ban on Flammable Cladding

Despite calls from industry leaders and the federal opposition, the Turnbull government is refusing to ban the importation of flammable cladding, saying that "scaring people is not the answer."

Jared Butt READ MORE

03.10.17
Asbestos – Still a Threat Today

This photo is a stark reminder of how our attitude surrounding asbestos has shifted in the last 55 years. But how strictly do we really monitor asbestos today?

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02.10.17
‘WeakSafe’: War of Words as Unions Clash With WorkSafe ACT

The ACT's peak body of unions has called for an overhaul of Canberra's workplace regulator, with claims the agency has softened its approach to workplace safety.

Jared Butt READ MORE

29.09.17
New On-the-Spot Fines to Protect NSW Workers from Falls

SafeWork NSW will soon have the power to issue penalty notices of up to $3600 for corporations and $720 for individuals if they fail to protect employees against falls from heights.

Jared Butt READ MORE

28.09.17
Successful Meeting Pushes ISO 45001 Forward

ISO 45001 looks closer to becoming a reality, after a successful meeting in Malaysia last week. "If we are successful in getting the final draft out and the votes are positive for the final draft, then it will be published in the first quarter of next year." 

Jared Butt READ MORE

27.09.17
Standing Too Much at Work Doubles Your Risk of Heart Disease

Spend a lot of time on your feet at work? You could be doubling your risk of heart disease according to a new study.

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22.09.17
Tired at Work? Blood and Saliva Can Test for That

Researchers at Monash University say employers could soon be testing the saliva and blood of their employees to determine how tired they are - much like drug and alcohol consumption.

Jared Butt READ MORE

22.09.17
NSW Update Regulations for Pesticides, Noise, and Hazardous Chemicals

The NSW Government have updated regulations surrounding noise, pesticides, and hazardous chemicals, following a review by that state's Environmental Protection Agency. 

Jared Butt READ MORE

19.09.17
Good Mental Health is Good for Business

Many businesses are realising that their employees are their greatest asset, and by investing into their mental health and wellbeing, they are seeing a positive return of up to six times their initial investment. That's because happy and healthy employees are productive, engaged, and more likely to stay employees.

Jared Butt READ MORE

15.09.17
How to Spot and Control a Hazard

Successful Health and Safety Management Systems rely on Effective Hazard Identification Processes and Action Management. The myosh Hazard management module guides the user through a proactive process that enables continuous improvement and risk reduction in your business.

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

11.09.17
Queensland Government Commits $25 Million to Black Lung Recommendations

The Queensland government has agreed to implement the black lung committee's recommendations, announcing that they will spend $25 million over the next two years to protect the health and safety of the state's coal workers. The commitment comes after the black lung committee's report found there had been a "catastrophic failure of the state's regulatory system."

Jared Butt READ MORE

08.09.17
‘Matter of Urgency’ : Senate Demands National Ban on Combustible Cladding

"In Australia, we have thousands of buildings and dwellings which are effectively wrapped in petrol" - Senator Nick Xenophon 

Jared Butt READ MORE

04.09.17
Our clients explain what myosh has done for them

An important consideration in any organisation is managing safety. At myosh, we can enable sustainable processes that drive real and measurable improvements in safety.

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01.09.17
China launches nationwide inspection on workplace safety

China has launched a nationwide inspection on workplace safety in an attempt to close loopholes and reduce accidents. Over the next four months, 31 inspection teams will travel the country, checking that the governments regulations aimed at workplace safety are being properly implemented.

Jared Butt READ MORE

01.09.17
Queensland to Create an Offence for Industrial Manslaughter

The Queensland Government has introduced legislative changes that would create a new offence of industrial manslaughter.

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28.08.17
WA Businesses to Face Significantly Harsher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences

The West Australian Government will soon increase the penalties for workplace safety offences, in order to bring WA in line with the other states

Jared Butt READ MORE

25.08.17
Incident Reporting and Your Safety Management System

The key objective for investigating and reporting incidents in the workplace is to understand how an incident occurred and to prevent it from reoccurring. Incident reporting is a critical component of any Safety Management System (SMS). Incidents need to be logged and investigated correctly and corrective actions, assigned, tracked and implemented.

An effective Safety Management System, guides users through root cause analysis, answering the vital questions; Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?

Sarah O'Leary and Janine Nicholson READ MORE

10.08.17
Improve Workplace Injury Management and Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

All employers are required to establish an injury management system. This system involves the employer, a medical management team and the insurer, and is designed to assist injured workers to make an early and safe return to the workplace.

An effective injury management program strives to minimize the negative impacts associated with workplace injuries and can translate into reduced workers compensation premiums.

Sarah O'Leary and Janine Nicholson READ MORE

03.08.17
New Dashboard Widgets

The myosh Dashboard allows users to arrange Tabs and Widgets to display vital information at a glance.

Janine Nicholson and Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

21.07.17
ISO45001 Moves Forward

After a favourable vote for the second draft of the new Global Work Health and Safety Standard, the final date of publication is now likely to be in 2018.

Debi Alderdice READ MORE

17.07.17
Modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for WA

Development of Modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for WA announced.

Debi Alderdice READ MORE

07.07.17
New Asbestos Regulations for New Zealand

Did you know that licensed asbestos removal businesses must have a certified safety management system (SMS) by 4 April 2018 as part of the new asbestos regulations? A SMS is an established set of processes to manage health and safety and maintain a high safety standard in the workplace. It should include accountabilities, policies and procedures, and be appropriate to the size and complexity of your asbestos removal business.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

07.07.17
New OSH Regulations For Victoria, Australia

The Regulations are reviewed every 10 years and hence the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations 2007 expired on June 19, 2017. They have been replaced by new OHS Regulations, which aim to support Victoria's goals to have the safest workplaces in Australia at the lowest average cost to business.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

07.07.17
A Summary of Workers Compensation Insurance Incentives  in Australia and New Zealand

The majority of employers in Australia and New Zealand are required to pay Workers’ Compensation premiums to cover their workers in the event of a work related injury or illness. This Article summarises the various incentive discount schemes available.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

06.07.17
Work Faster with myosh Mobile

Join a Free Webinar to Learn More About myosh Mobile Safety Management

Capture Safety Management Data in the field with seamless offline and online capability.
Log and View Actions, Incidents, Hazards and Safety Observations. Add images and assign actions, anytime, anywhere. Use Voice to text to add detailed observations. Conduct Customised Inspections with images, actions and detailed observations for every line item. Include your digital signature for sign off.

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

03.07.17
Hazardous Substances Regulation Change – New Zealand

Changes to the New Zealand Regulations for Hazardous Substances Looming

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

21.06.17
Mental Health Disorder – Should you tell your employer?

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 New Zealand adults have been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives and it is the third-leading cause of health problems for New Zealanders. That means, one in 6 employees are likely to be suffering from a mental illness.

Sarah O'Leary & Janine Nicholson READ MORE

19.06.17
myosh Contractor Management Simplifies Contractor Engagement and Compliance

Organisations who engage contractors need to ensure that contractors and their employees are not exposed to health and safety risks. Organisations or PCBU's have the same duty of care towards contractors, as they do to their own employees.

Janine Nicholson and Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

09.06.17
2017 NATIONAL SAFETY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE   Entries close on the 30th June.

Entries to the 2017 National Safety Awards of Excellence close on the 30th June. Have you done your nominations?

Debi Alderdice READ MORE

05.06.17
A Checklist for Tender Health and Safety Requirements

Contractors and Smaller Companies often find Health and Safety requirements challenging. The requirements outlined in Tenders can be overwhelming. The Deputy Chairman of the Safety Institute of Australia, Nathan Winter, recently called on large companies to specifically ask questions to Tenders to confirm their understanding of the requirements.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

25.05.17
Site Inductions are Easier with myosh Online Learning

myosh Online Learning enables you to create learning solutions for your organisation providing a quick and convenient way for you to share, test and verify knowledge. This module automates the running of courses and allows you to test for understanding by building in questions. When training is successfully completed, a personalised certificate is generated, records are updated and notifications issued.

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

18.05.17
Managing Skills Competency is a Critical Organisational Safety Measure

Ensuring everyone involved in work is competent, is essential to prevent harm - from both process safety and personal safety hazards. Therefore, managing and maintaining competence is a critical safety control measure for any organisation, and was a legal obligation in New Zealand well before the 2015 Health and Safety at Work Act came into force in April 2016.

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

27.04.17
April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The International Labour Organisation’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the need to improve reliable HSEQ/OSH data collection for prevention purposes.

The ILO States that that the collection and utilization of reliable OSH data is indispensable for the detection of new hazards and emerging risks, the identification of hazardous sectors, the development of preventive measures, as well as the implementation of policies, systems and programs at international, national and enterprise levels. OSH data provides the basis for setting priorities and measuring progress.

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

12.04.17
Create Your Own Powerful HSEQ Dashboards for Better Decisions

myosh Dashboards transform your HSEQ data into intelligent visual charts, maps and tables, providing powerful organisational insight. Up to date data is derived from modules and displayed in an interactive visual format, customised specifically for you and your team.

Sarah O'leary READ MORE

11.04.17
Twice the Rate of Depression for FIFO Workers

In 2014/15, research, carried out by Edith Cowan University (ECU), surveyed 629 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers from 143 different resource companies. The study found that over one-third (36%) of participants experienced depression, anxiety and/or stress symptoms, this being more than twice the rate for the general population.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

15.03.17
What is a Notifiable Incident?

Safety Personnel are focused on maintaining strong Health and Safety Management systems with the aim of reducing Workplace risks and hazards. Unfortunately, serious incidents can, and do happen. If an incident occurs in your workplace, do you know exactly what to do and, whether or not it is a notifiable incident?

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

14.03.17
Managing Mental Health at Work – Your Legal Responsibilities

The majority of employees with mental health problems, successfully manage their illness without it impacting on their work and it is important to remember that people affected by mental illness have the same rights and responsibilities, as other employees.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

06.03.17
Good Work Design Drives Productivity

The principles of Good Work Design are published in a handbook by SafeWork Australia on the premise that well designed healthy and safe work leads to improved worker productivity. ‘Good work’ is healthy and safe work, where the hazards and risks are eliminated or minimised so far as is reasonably practicable. The work design optimizes human performance, job satisfaction and productivity.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

06.03.17
Manage Bullying In The Workplace

It happens. Bullying in the workplace is a problem. Does your organisation understand the risks and do they know what can and should be done to manage the issues?

Janine Nicholson and Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

24.02.17
How Organisations Can Use Software To Improve Workplace Mental Health

In consultation with experts and clients, myosh have developed the Wellbeing platform to Manage Workplace Mental Health. MyWellbeing is an innovative set of cloud based tools and resources that make it easy for managers to Identify, Nurture and Improve Workplace Mental Health.

Sarah O'leary READ MORE

27.02.17
Press Release – Sydney : New Global Standard for Health and Safety Seminar

Bureau Veritas and myosh, both global leaders in the Health & Safety Industry have teamed up to provide expert knowledge and guidance to help businesses and management make sense of the new standards and well as showing how the use of technology can help streamline some of the more time consuming aspects of staying compliant.

Debi Alderdice READ MORE

16.01.17
The Real Cost of Psychosocial Safety At Work

A recent report published by Safework Australia, highlights the importance of Psychosocial Safety at Work and the impact it can have on your company’s bottom line. The report explores Australia’s current decline in productivity, and statistics show that, following a boom in productivity growth in the early 90’s, progress has stalled in the last 10 years.

Janine Nicholson and Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

04.01.17
What Are Your HSEQ New Year Resolutions?

Love them or hate them, we all tend to make or break New Year Resolutions. Lose weight, drink less, get fit, start a hobby, to name just a few.. You may notice that very often they involve improving our health and relationships and, that they are based on the premise that we will be around for the next 365 days.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

19.12.16
What You Need To Know About Chemical Registers and The New Global System of Classification

A Hazardous Chemicals Register is a list of hazardous chemicals in a particular workplace, accompanied by the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each of those chemicals. ghs-chemical-classification

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

08.12.16
GHS Rollout Amendment announced by Safe Work Australia

GHS Rollout Amendment announced by Safe Work Australia

Debi Alderdice READ MORE

29.11.16
online reporting introduced by Worksafe WA

Employers and employees in WA now have the option to use the new online reporting system for making reports to Worksafe WA Online, from any location, in addition to the previous options of: in person; in writing; by fax or telephone.

Debi Alderdice READ MORE

18.11.16
GHS Chemical Classification- Are You Ready?

GHS will be mandatory in Australia from the 01 January 2017, in all jurisdictions where the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations have been adopted.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

09.11.16
The Staggering Facts About Mental Health in The Workplace

Why are businesses and organizations focusing more effort and resources into raising awareness about mental health in the workplace? We take a look at some of the staggering facts that are emerging and the extent of the issue.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

04.11.16
Free Seminar – Adopting Revised ISO Standards

myosh and Bureau Veritas have partnered to provide you with expert knowledge and guidance to help you make sense of these revised ISO Standards.

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

11.10.16
Manage Workplace Mental Health With Simple And Effective Tools

We know why workplace mental health is critical but the question that keeps coming up, is how do we actively identify and manage these issues at work? myosh wellbeing module assists companies in managing mental health in the workplace.

Karen Stead and Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

26.09.16
National Safe Work Month 2016

National Safe Work Month is held in October each year. The aim is to raise awareness about the importance of Workplace Health and Safety and encourage companies and individuals to commit to improving the way that they work, so that they can return home safely.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

29.08.16
Managing and Improving Work Safety

Meet The myosh Team at Safety In Action Sydney and learn more about managing and Improving Work Safety with Software and Mobile Apps.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

14.08.16
What the future holds for OHS

A safe work environment , plus a healthy workforce, minus accidents equals high business performance.ohs future. With all the changes occurring in the 21st Century, what are the realities facing this assertion?

Christopher Okorafor and Sarah O'leary for myosh READ MORE

28.07.16
New WHS Laws for Western Australia

The Western Australian government felt that it would be inappropriate to accept all of the proposed changes in WHS Regulations. They felt the benefits to the state could be improved by adjusting the package of proposed changes and their specific content, with emphasis on reducing costs, while still improving safety outcomes in workplaces.

Janine Nicholson for myosh READ MORE

27.07.16
Preventing Falls on Construction Sites

in the month of July there will be a focus on preventing falls in the workplace, as these account for nearly a third of deaths on construction sites alone.

Sarah O'Leary and Janine Nicholson for myosh READ MORE

27.07.16
Demonstration of Work Safety Commitment Reduces Court Penalties

The following Case Studies show however, that the court will consider proof that the guilty party has a valid Safety Management System, as mitigation towards the penalty which it decides on and hence a clean safety record can result in a reduced penalty.

Janine Nicholson for myosh READ MORE

29.06.16
Are you responsible for contractor safety?

Successful companies focus on their core business and, for many reasons, outsource other functions to contractors. It's common to find contractors performing tasks alongside other contractors and company employees. This can easily result in complex and overlapping duties of care with regards to health and safety.

Janine Nicholson READ MORE

02.05.16
myosh Classic V4 is fresh and smart

Intuitive user friendly layout featuring new controls for information display and management including new improved search. Watch a quick video to learn more.

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27.04.16
April 28 Marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work started in 2003 and is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of risks and promote safety for all workers. In addition, this day is set aside as a day to remember those who have died due to accidents and illnesses associated with their job, according to the International Labour Organization

Angela Brown READ MORE

22.02.16
What is ISO 45001 and how will it affect global work safety?

The system is designed to work with any organization, large or small. It is the product of collaboration between more than 70 countries. The framework identifies and controls health and safety risks, reduce potential accidents, aids legislative compliance and improves overall performance. The standard also demonstrates how to develop and implement a policy with the right objectives for organizations of all types and sizes. More and more companies also want detailed information about their suppliers’ occupational health and safety practices to protect their brands.

The myosh Team READ MORE

19.02.16
New Zealand Introduces a Safety Star Rating Scheme

The Safety Star Rating Scheme specifically targets high-risk industries like construction and manufacturing for maximum impact. By focusing on larger companies in high-risk industries, the scheme can effectively reduce the number of workplace related accidents, illnesses and deaths while maintaining high standards and comprehensive assessment tactics.

Angela Brown READ MORE

19.02.16
Understanding the New Health and Safety at Work Act in New Zealand

The Health and Safety at Work Act creates safer working environments by reducing the number of workplace injuries, enforcing health and safety laws, and assisting employees injured on the job. The New Zealand government saw that too many people are seriously injured or killed while performing work tasks.

Angela Brown READ MORE

12.01.16
Healthy Workplaces Are Good For Business

The benefits to a business of a healthy workforce include reduced absenteeism, increased presenteeism, fewer workplace injuries, and most significantly of all, greater productivity. Absenteeism can occur for a variety of reasons including illness, injury, stress, poor general health and lifestyle choices, and mental and social well being factors.

Dot Munro READ MORE

23.12.15
Five Holiday Workplace Safety Tips

The holiday season brings joy and festivity, but with it also comes increased risk of workplace accidents due to decorations, parties, seasonal workers, increased customer traffic, and unpredictable weather. To keep your business hazard-free this season, follow these five tips:

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

01.12.15
The Future of Safety Technology

How will these advances in technology affect our workplace in terms of managing safety and the role of the safety professional?

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

30.11.15
OSHA to Increase Fines

OSHA is set to increase fines for workplace violations in 2016. Fines for some infractions could be 80% higher as OSHA adjusts for inflation, a move not made in 25 years.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

12.11.15
myosh Recognises 2015 Award Winners

As WorkSafe month wraps up around Australia, myosh congratulates the many companies recognised as safety leaders in various categories across the country.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

20.10.15
Boost safety with a paperless management system

Adrian Manessis, Business Development Manager with myosh Safety Software, discussed the benefits of safety management systems at last week’s NSCA Foundation National Safety Conference in Sydney.

James Harkness, WorkplaceOHS READ MORE

11.10.15
U.S. Workplace Deaths on the Rise

The number of workers dying on the job every year in the United States is trending up, not down.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

07.10.15
October is Work Safe Month in Australia

October marks Work Safe month in Australia, an event designed to bring attention to workplace health and safety.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

23.09.15
What’s Next for Health and Safety in New Zealand?

Businesses all across New Zealand are figuring out what their next move is before the Health and Safety at Work Act goes into effect on 4 April 2016.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

14.09.15
Ways to Boost Workplace Morale through Safety

Repairing health and safety issues in the workplace can lead to increased morale among workers.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

07.09.15
Inspections: Faster, Easier, Mobile

Create and customize your own inspections and audits on site, offline or online on your device with our mobile app.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

07.09.15
myosh at Safety in Action Melbourne

The 2015 Safety in Action Melbourne show will see the return of long term Major Sponsor myosh, providing an interactive live demonstration of their latest safety management software tools at the exhibition’s free seminars.

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

19.08.15
Chemical Explosion Rocks China

A chemical explosion rocked Tianjin, China on Wednesday August 12, killing 114 to date, with hundreds more injured.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

10.08.15
Five Smart Ways to Manage Safety

Are you doing all you can to manage safety smartly and efficiently in your business? Check out our five tips.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

15.07.15
Australia Recognises National Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week kicks off 20 July across Australia to raise awareness for farm safety across the nation.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

09.07.15
QR Codes. Data In Your Hand

With myosh Safety Management Software QR codes can be generated for plant and equipment, contractors and employees. Whether you want to ensure that a contractor or employee has the right credentials, completed inductions or if you simply want to check instantly on the maintenance status of plant or equipment.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

25.06.15
What is a Safety Management System?

The term “safety management system” gets used a lot, but do you know what one is and what it can do for you and your business? Let’s break it down.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

11.06.15
Preventing Heat Stress

As temperatures heat up across the country this week, it’s a good time to review guidelines for preventing heat stress in the workplace.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

20.05.15
Soft Safety, Hard Consequences

More countries around the globe are introducing jail time and hard consequences for those soft on safety in the workplace.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

14.05.15
Implementing the GHS for Chemical Safety

The Globally Harmonized System of Classifying Chemicals (GHS) is a set of universal guidelines developed by the United Nations to ensure safe production, handling, transport, use and disposal of hazardous materials throughout many countries.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

14.05.15
myosh is the Major Sponsor of the National Safety Conference

Today, myosh is pleased to announce that it will be the major sponsor of National Safety Conference in Sydney, Australia on 14 October, 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

07.05.15
Dashboards for Optimal Safety Management

Dashboards optimize safety management by making decisions easier and data more convenient. Real time reports give managers up-to-date safety information and allow them to analyse historical trends with the click of a mouse.

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01.05.15
Oil and Gas Industry Faces OSHA Scrutiny

OSHA is putting the oil and gas industry under increased scrutiny as it issued a notice announcing the industry will be subject to its Severe..

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

29.04.15
Stand Down for Safety Held May 4-15

The second-annual Stand Down for Fall Protection Safety in the Construction Industry is being held from May 4-15, 2015.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

27.04.15
Contractor Management

Contractor management software enables contractors to manage their own compliancy data. The onus or liability lies with the contractor.

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23.04.15
New Zealand Reforming Health and Safety Laws

New Zealand Parliament is currently reforming its country’s health and safety laws, expected to be enacted in mid-2015.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

22.04.15
World Safety Day

World Safety Day is celebrated on the 28th of April around the world as a day where the occupational health and safety of workers is recognised.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

02.03.15
myosh to Sponsor Team for Charity Event

myosh, a global provider of hosted and scalable safety management software solutions, is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a team at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Charity Event for 2015.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

23.02.15
Using Safety Software To Reduce Insurance

At the forum, he will be speaking on myosh as a tool to influence commercial overheads in a business. The session will outline how information contained within the various myosh modules can be utilised to provide leverage to reduce business expenses, such as workers compensation insurance, public liability insurance and business/asset insurance.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

15.02.15
Five Ways to Stay Safe During the Winter Season

Winter brings not only colder weather, but with it, a new set of problems: slipping hazards from ice and snow, dangerous driving conditions, and risks of hypothermia and frostbite from overexposure.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

12.02.15
myosh is the Major Sponsor of The Inaugural Safety First Conference

Today, myosh, a global provider of hosted and scalable safety management software solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be the major sponsor of the Inaugural Safety First Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be held from 26 – 29 of May, 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre alongside the National Manufacturing Week

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

02.02.15
Improve Safety Compliance by Reducing Paperwork

The focus on safety compliance in the workplace can bring about the cumbersome task of paperwork.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

21.01.15
WHS Laws: How Do We Comply?

Penalties for non-compliance have increased. A tiered regime of penalties has been introduced, with a maximum penalty, for the most serious breaches, of $3 million for a corporation and $600,000 and/or five years’ imprisonment for individuals.

Adrian Manessis READ MORE

20.01.15
FAA Mandates Safety Management Systems

On January 7, the US Department of Transportation FAA announced a new rule requiring all US commercial airlines to implement Safety Management Systems

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

14.01.15
China Amends Work Safety Law

While the People’s Republic of China has experienced a prosperous period of economic growth over several decades, it has also had workforce product...

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14.01.15
Making the Business Case for a Safety Management System

US companies spend $170 billion per year on occupational injuries and illnesses, affecting the bottom line of businesses through costs such as work...

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07.01.15
10 Safety Resolutions for 2015

As the calendar marks the passage of a new year, many people make resolutions for improvement. It can be a time to reflect on the past year on what was done right and what could be done better. In that spirit, a list of ten safety resolutions for 2015:

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

16.12.14
Santa Ignores Safety Violations

In breaking news just in, parents are learning the shocking news that Santa is under investigation from Australia’s Highest Safety Authority for multiple safety, environmental and moral breaches.

Authorities are warning that a cease work order will be issued and that Christmas will remain on hold until corrective action is taken

Sarah O'Leary READ MORE

02.12.14
United States OSHA Regulations Changing January 1

An important change is taking place concerning OSHA reporting that will affect all US employers effective January 1, 2015.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

13.11.14
myosh Congratulates Tasmania’s WorkSafe Award Winners

The awards encourage businesses and individuals to maintain safe workplaces.

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13.11.14
myosh Congratulates South Australia’s SafeWork Award Winners

The awards recognise individuals and businesses for outstanding work health and safety.

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13.11.14
myosh Congratulates SafeWork NSW Award Winners

The awards were announced on 30 October and recognise individuals and businesses for their positive contributions in work health and safety.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

13.11.14
myosh Congratulates WA Work Safety Award Winners

myosh would like to congratulate the winners of the WA Work Safety Awards. The awards recognise workplaces in WA for reducing work-related injuries.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

29.10.14
WA Proposes Work Health and Safety Bill

Western Australia (WA) has introduced draft legislation designed to harmonise the safety laws of the state with the rest of the country. This bill, known as the Work Health and Safety Bill 2014, is a version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill (WHS) developed by Safe Work Australia.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

29.10.14
Hands-on Safety Management

When workers and managers have the tools to manage safety properly, safety becomes a company-wide priority.

Stacey Wagner READ MORE

05.03.13
Introducing our Safety Management Software Blog – A must read for all Safety Professionals

Welcome to our Safety Management Software blog, a way for us to communicate our experiences.

Adrian Manessis READ MORE

05.03.13
10 things to look out for when buying Safety Management Software

There are 10 things to look into prior to purchasing a safety management software.

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Implementing a successful Computer-based OSH Solution

What are the keys to implementing a successful computer based OSH system? How did we know that it has been implemented successfully?

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Blog / 10 Steps to a Mentally Healthy Workplace
10 Steps to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Mentally healthy workplaces are as important to Australian employees as physically safe ones. But how do you get there? A lot of employers have the desire to do more for their employees wellbeing but get overwhelmed by the amount of resources and information that's available. The following strategies are designed to prevent common mental health problems by targeting key aspects of your work environment.


News / Cancer Council Urge Workers to be Weary of Silica Dust
Cancer Council Urge Workers to be Weary of Silica Dust

The Cancer Council is urging Australians to be more aware of cancer risks in the workplace, after new estimates suggest over 230 lung cancer cases are caused by silica dust exposure. "If you are regularly demolishing materials, sandcasting, sandblasting, bricklaying or cutting stone, tiles or bricks as a part of your job, you are at risk, so you need to get informed today."


News / Every Month Should be Safe Work Month
Every Month Should be Safe Work Month

In 2016, 182 people died as a result of a workplace incident. These incidents are preventable with an effective safety management system. There are simple tools and processes you can put in place to reduce risk and keep your workers safe.


News / QLD Miners Exempt from New Industrial Manslaughter Laws
QLD Miners Exempt from New Industrial Manslaughter Laws

Individuals in Queensland can now be found guilty of industrial manslaughter after the government's controversial bill passed 43 votes to 39 this week. The charge carries a maximum prison term of 20 years, while corporate offenders face a fine of up to $10 million. However the new laws won't apply to everyone, after a mining sector revolt caused the government to drop its plans to include the resources sector.


News / Over 80% of Small Businesses Don’t Understand Workplace Safety
Over 80% of Small Businesses Don’t Understand Workplace Safety

A staggering 81 per cent of Australian small businesses don't fully understand their workplace health and safety obligations. Only 20 per cent feel confident implementing a workplace safety plan, and less than 60 per cent understand what to do if an employee gets injured.


News / Federal Government Rejects Ban on Flammable Cladding
Federal Government Rejects Ban on Flammable Cladding

Despite calls from industry leaders and the federal opposition, the Turnbull government is refusing to ban the importation of flammable cladding, saying that "scaring people is not the answer."


Blog / Asbestos – Still a Threat Today
Asbestos – Still a Threat Today

This photo is a stark reminder of how our attitude surrounding asbestos has shifted in the last 55 years. But how strictly do we really monitor asbestos today?


News / ‘WeakSafe’: War of Words as Unions Clash With WorkSafe ACT
‘WeakSafe’: War of Words as Unions Clash With WorkSafe ACT

The ACT's peak body of unions has called for an overhaul of Canberra's workplace regulator, with claims the agency has softened its approach to workplace safety.


News / New On-the-Spot Fines to Protect NSW Workers from Falls
New On-the-Spot Fines to Protect NSW Workers from Falls

SafeWork NSW will soon have the power to issue penalty notices of up to $3600 for corporations and $720 for individuals if they fail to protect employees against falls from heights.


News / Successful Meeting Pushes ISO 45001 Forward
Successful Meeting Pushes ISO 45001 Forward

ISO 45001 looks closer to becoming a reality, after a successful meeting in Malaysia last week. "If we are successful in getting the final draft out and the votes are positive for the final draft, then it will be published in the first quarter of next year." 


Blog / Standing Too Much at Work Doubles Your Risk of Heart Disease
Standing Too Much at Work Doubles Your Risk of Heart Disease

Spend a lot of time on your feet at work? You could be doubling your risk of heart disease according to a new study.


Blog / Tired at Work? Blood and Saliva Can Test for That
Tired at Work? Blood and Saliva Can Test for That

Researchers at Monash University say employers could soon be testing the saliva and blood of their employees to determine how tired they are - much like drug and alcohol consumption.


News / NSW Update Regulations for Pesticides, Noise, and Hazardous Chemicals
NSW Update Regulations for Pesticides, Noise, and Hazardous Chemicals

The NSW Government have updated regulations surrounding noise, pesticides, and hazardous chemicals, following a review by that state's Environmental Protection Agency. 


Blog / Good Mental Health is Good for Business
Good Mental Health is Good for Business

Many businesses are realising that their employees are their greatest asset, and by investing into their mental health and wellbeing, they are seeing a positive return of up to six times their initial investment. That's because happy and healthy employees are productive, engaged, and more likely to stay employees.


Blog / How to Spot and Control a Hazard
How to Spot and Control a Hazard

Successful Health and Safety Management Systems rely on Effective Hazard Identification Processes and Action Management. The myosh Hazard management module guides the user through a proactive process that enables continuous improvement and risk reduction in your business.


News / Queensland Government Commits $25 Million to Black Lung Recommendations
Queensland Government Commits $25 Million to Black Lung Recommendations

The Queensland government has agreed to implement the black lung committee's recommendations, announcing that they will spend $25 million over the next two years to protect the health and safety of the state's coal workers. The commitment comes after the black lung committee's report found there had been a "catastrophic failure of the state's regulatory system."


News / ‘Matter of Urgency’ : Senate Demands National Ban on Combustible Cladding
‘Matter of Urgency’ : Senate Demands National Ban on Combustible Cladding

"In Australia, we have thousands of buildings and dwellings which are effectively wrapped in petrol" - Senator Nick Xenophon 


Blog / Our clients explain what myosh has done for them
Our clients explain what myosh has done for them

An important consideration in any organisation is managing safety. At myosh, we can enable sustainable processes that drive real and measurable improvements in safety.


News / China launches nationwide inspection on workplace safety
China launches nationwide inspection on workplace safety

China has launched a nationwide inspection on workplace safety in an attempt to close loopholes and reduce accidents. Over the next four months, 31 inspection teams will travel the country, checking that the governments regulations aimed at workplace safety are being properly implemented.


News / Queensland to Create an Offence for Industrial Manslaughter
Queensland to Create an Offence for Industrial Manslaughter

The Queensland Government has introduced legislative changes that would create a new offence of industrial manslaughter.


News / WA Businesses to Face Significantly Harsher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences
WA Businesses to Face Significantly Harsher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences

The West Australian Government will soon increase the penalties for workplace safety offences, in order to bring WA in line with the other states


Blog / Incident Reporting and Your Safety Management System
Incident Reporting and Your Safety Management System

The key objective for investigating and reporting incidents in the workplace is to understand how an incident occurred and to prevent it from reoccurring. Incident reporting is a critical component of any Safety Management System (SMS). Incidents need to be logged and investigated correctly and corrective actions, assigned, tracked and implemented.

An effective Safety Management System, guides users through root cause analysis, answering the vital questions; Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?


Blog / Improve Workplace Injury Management and Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums
Improve Workplace Injury Management and Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

All employers are required to establish an injury management system. This system involves the employer, a medical management team and the insurer, and is designed to assist injured workers to make an early and safe return to the workplace.

An effective injury management program strives to minimize the negative impacts associated with workplace injuries and can translate into reduced workers compensation premiums.


Blog / New Dashboard Widgets
New Dashboard Widgets

The myosh Dashboard allows users to arrange Tabs and Widgets to display vital information at a glance.


News / ISO45001 Moves Forward
ISO45001 Moves Forward

After a favourable vote for the second draft of the new Global Work Health and Safety Standard, the final date of publication is now likely to be in 2018.


News / Modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for WA
Modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for WA

Development of Modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for WA announced.


News / New Asbestos Regulations for New Zealand
New Asbestos Regulations for New Zealand

Did you know that licensed asbestos removal businesses must have a certified safety management system (SMS) by 4 April 2018 as part of the new asbestos regulations? A SMS is an established set of processes to manage health and safety and maintain a high safety standard in the workplace. It should include accountabilities, policies and procedures, and be appropriate to the size and complexity of your asbestos removal business.


Blog / New OSH Regulations For Victoria, Australia
New OSH Regulations For Victoria, Australia

The Regulations are reviewed every 10 years and hence the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations 2007 expired on June 19, 2017. They have been replaced by new OHS Regulations, which aim to support Victoria's goals to have the safest workplaces in Australia at the lowest average cost to business.


Blog / A Summary of Workers Compensation Insurance Incentives in Australia and New Zealand
A Summary of Workers Compensation Insurance Incentives  in Australia and New Zealand

The majority of employers in Australia and New Zealand are required to pay Workers’ Compensation premiums to cover their workers in the event of a work related injury or illness. This Article summarises the various incentive discount schemes available.


Blog / Work Faster with myosh Mobile
Work Faster with myosh Mobile

Join a Free Webinar to Learn More About myosh Mobile Safety Management

Capture Safety Management Data in the field with seamless offline and online capability.
Log and View Actions, Incidents, Hazards and Safety Observations. Add images and assign actions, anytime, anywhere. Use Voice to text to add detailed observations. Conduct Customised Inspections with images, actions and detailed observations for every line item. Include your digital signature for sign off.


News / Hazardous Substances Regulation Change – New Zealand
Hazardous Substances Regulation Change – New Zealand

Changes to the New Zealand Regulations for Hazardous Substances Looming


Blog / Mental Health Disorder – Should you tell your employer?
Mental Health Disorder – Should you tell your employer?

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 New Zealand adults have been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives and it is the third-leading cause of health problems for New Zealanders. That means, one in 6 employees are likely to be suffering from a mental illness.


Blog / myosh Contractor Management Simplifies Contractor Engagement and Compliance
myosh Contractor Management Simplifies Contractor Engagement and Compliance

Organisations who engage contractors need to ensure that contractors and their employees are not exposed to health and safety risks. Organisations or PCBU's have the same duty of care towards contractors, as they do to their own employees.


Blog / 2017 NATIONAL SAFETY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE Entries close on the 30th June.
2017 NATIONAL SAFETY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE   Entries close on the 30th June.

Entries to the 2017 National Safety Awards of Excellence close on the 30th June. Have you done your nominations?


Blog / A Checklist for Tender Health and Safety Requirements
A Checklist for Tender Health and Safety Requirements

Contractors and Smaller Companies often find Health and Safety requirements challenging. The requirements outlined in Tenders can be overwhelming. The Deputy Chairman of the Safety Institute of Australia, Nathan Winter, recently called on large companies to specifically ask questions to Tenders to confirm their understanding of the requirements.


Blog / Site Inductions are Easier with myosh Online Learning
Site Inductions are Easier with myosh Online Learning

myosh Online Learning enables you to create learning solutions for your organisation providing a quick and convenient way for you to share, test and verify knowledge. This module automates the running of courses and allows you to test for understanding by building in questions. When training is successfully completed, a personalised certificate is generated, records are updated and notifications issued.


News / Managing Skills Competency is a Critical Organisational Safety Measure
Managing Skills Competency is a Critical Organisational Safety Measure

Ensuring everyone involved in work is competent, is essential to prevent harm - from both process safety and personal safety hazards. Therefore, managing and maintaining competence is a critical safety control measure for any organisation, and was a legal obligation in New Zealand well before the 2015 Health and Safety at Work Act came into force in April 2016.


News / April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work
April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The International Labour Organisation’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the need to improve reliable HSEQ/OSH data collection for prevention purposes.

The ILO States that that the collection and utilization of reliable OSH data is indispensable for the detection of new hazards and emerging risks, the identification of hazardous sectors, the development of preventive measures, as well as the implementation of policies, systems and programs at international, national and enterprise levels. OSH data provides the basis for setting priorities and measuring progress.


Blog / Create Your Own Powerful HSEQ Dashboards for Better Decisions
Create Your Own Powerful HSEQ Dashboards for Better Decisions

myosh Dashboards transform your HSEQ data into intelligent visual charts, maps and tables, providing powerful organisational insight. Up to date data is derived from modules and displayed in an interactive visual format, customised specifically for you and your team.


News / Twice the Rate of Depression for FIFO Workers
Twice the Rate of Depression for FIFO Workers

In 2014/15, research, carried out by Edith Cowan University (ECU), surveyed 629 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers from 143 different resource companies. The study found that over one-third (36%) of participants experienced depression, anxiety and/or stress symptoms, this being more than twice the rate for the general population.


Blog / What is a Notifiable Incident?
What is a Notifiable Incident?

Safety Personnel are focused on maintaining strong Health and Safety Management systems with the aim of reducing Workplace risks and hazards. Unfortunately, serious incidents can, and do happen. If an incident occurs in your workplace, do you know exactly what to do and, whether or not it is a notifiable incident?


Blog / Managing Mental Health at Work – Your Legal Responsibilities
Managing Mental Health at Work – Your Legal Responsibilities

The majority of employees with mental health problems, successfully manage their illness without it impacting on their work and it is important to remember that people affected by mental illness have the same rights and responsibilities, as other employees.


Blog / Good Work Design Drives Productivity
Good Work Design Drives Productivity

The principles of Good Work Design are published in a handbook by SafeWork Australia on the premise that well designed healthy and safe work leads to improved worker productivity. ‘Good work’ is healthy and safe work, where the hazards and risks are eliminated or minimised so far as is reasonably practicable. The work design optimizes human performance, job satisfaction and productivity.


News / Manage Bullying In The Workplace
Manage Bullying In The Workplace

It happens. Bullying in the workplace is a problem. Does your organisation understand the risks and do they know what can and should be done to manage the issues?


News / How Organisations Can Use Software To Improve Workplace Mental Health
How Organisations Can Use Software To Improve Workplace Mental Health

In consultation with experts and clients, myosh have developed the Wellbeing platform to Manage Workplace Mental Health. MyWellbeing is an innovative set of cloud based tools and resources that make it easy for managers to Identify, Nurture and Improve Workplace Mental Health.


News / Press Release – Sydney : New Global Standard for Health and Safety Seminar
Press Release – Sydney : New Global Standard for Health and Safety Seminar

Bureau Veritas and myosh, both global leaders in the Health & Safety Industry have teamed up to provide expert knowledge and guidance to help businesses and management make sense of the new standards and well as showing how the use of technology can help streamline some of the more time consuming aspects of staying compliant.


News / The Real Cost of Psychosocial Safety At Work
The Real Cost of Psychosocial Safety At Work

A recent report published by Safework Australia, highlights the importance of Psychosocial Safety at Work and the impact it can have on your company’s bottom line. The report explores Australia’s current decline in productivity, and statistics show that, following a boom in productivity growth in the early 90’s, progress has stalled in the last 10 years.


Blog / What Are Your HSEQ New Year Resolutions?
What Are Your HSEQ New Year Resolutions?

Love them or hate them, we all tend to make or break New Year Resolutions. Lose weight, drink less, get fit, start a hobby, to name just a few.. You may notice that very often they involve improving our health and relationships and, that they are based on the premise that we will be around for the next 365 days.


Blog / What You Need To Know About Chemical Registers and The New Global System of Classification
What You Need To Know About Chemical Registers and The New Global System of Classification

A Hazardous Chemicals Register is a list of hazardous chemicals in a particular workplace, accompanied by the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each of those chemicals. ghs-chemical-classification


News / GHS Rollout Amendment announced by Safe Work Australia
GHS Rollout Amendment announced by Safe Work Australia

GHS Rollout Amendment announced by Safe Work Australia


News / online reporting introduced by Worksafe WA
online reporting introduced by Worksafe WA

Employers and employees in WA now have the option to use the new online reporting system for making reports to Worksafe WA Online, from any location, in addition to the previous options of: in person; in writing; by fax or telephone.


News / GHS Chemical Classification- Are You Ready?
GHS Chemical Classification- Are You Ready?

GHS will be mandatory in Australia from the 01 January 2017, in all jurisdictions where the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations have been adopted.


News / The Staggering Facts About Mental Health in The Workplace
The Staggering Facts About Mental Health in The Workplace

Why are businesses and organizations focusing more effort and resources into raising awareness about mental health in the workplace? We take a look at some of the staggering facts that are emerging and the extent of the issue.


News / Free Seminar – Adopting Revised ISO Standards
Free Seminar – Adopting Revised ISO Standards

myosh and Bureau Veritas have partnered to provide you with expert knowledge and guidance to help you make sense of these revised ISO Standards.


Blog / Manage Workplace Mental Health With Simple And Effective Tools
Manage Workplace Mental Health With Simple And Effective Tools

We know why workplace mental health is critical but the question that keeps coming up, is how do we actively identify and manage these issues at work? myosh wellbeing module assists companies in managing mental health in the workplace.


Blog / National Safe Work Month 2016
National Safe Work Month 2016

National Safe Work Month is held in October each year. The aim is to raise awareness about the importance of Workplace Health and Safety and encourage companies and individuals to commit to improving the way that they work, so that they can return home safely.


News / Managing and Improving Work Safety
Managing and Improving Work Safety

Meet The myosh Team at Safety In Action Sydney and learn more about managing and Improving Work Safety with Software and Mobile Apps.


Blog / What the future holds for OHS
What the future holds for OHS

A safe work environment , plus a healthy workforce, minus accidents equals high business performance.ohs future. With all the changes occurring in the 21st Century, what are the realities facing this assertion?


News / New WHS Laws for Western Australia
New WHS Laws for Western Australia

The Western Australian government felt that it would be inappropriate to accept all of the proposed changes in WHS Regulations. They felt the benefits to the state could be improved by adjusting the package of proposed changes and their specific content, with emphasis on reducing costs, while still improving safety outcomes in workplaces.


News / Preventing Falls on Construction Sites
Preventing Falls on Construction Sites

in the month of July there will be a focus on preventing falls in the workplace, as these account for nearly a third of deaths on construction sites alone.


News / Demonstration of Work Safety Commitment Reduces Court Penalties
Demonstration of Work Safety Commitment Reduces Court Penalties

The following Case Studies show however, that the court will consider proof that the guilty party has a valid Safety Management System, as mitigation towards the penalty which it decides on and hence a clean safety record can result in a reduced penalty.


News / Are you responsible for contractor safety?
Are you responsible for contractor safety?

Successful companies focus on their core business and, for many reasons, outsource other functions to contractors. It's common to find contractors performing tasks alongside other contractors and company employees. This can easily result in complex and overlapping duties of care with regards to health and safety.


Blog / myosh Classic V4 is fresh and smart
myosh Classic V4 is fresh and smart

Intuitive user friendly layout featuring new controls for information display and management including new improved search. Watch a quick video to learn more.


News / April 28 Marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work
April 28 Marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work started in 2003 and is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of risks and promote safety for all workers. In addition, this day is set aside as a day to remember those who have died due to accidents and illnesses associated with their job, according to the International Labour Organization


News / What is ISO 45001 and how will it affect global work safety?
What is ISO 45001 and how will it affect global work safety?

The system is designed to work with any organization, large or small. It is the product of collaboration between more than 70 countries. The framework identifies and controls health and safety risks, reduce potential accidents, aids legislative compliance and improves overall performance. The standard also demonstrates how to develop and implement a policy with the right objectives for organizations of all types and sizes. More and more companies also want detailed information about their suppliers’ occupational health and safety practices to protect their brands.


News / New Zealand Introduces a Safety Star Rating Scheme
New Zealand Introduces a Safety Star Rating Scheme

The Safety Star Rating Scheme specifically targets high-risk industries like construction and manufacturing for maximum impact. By focusing on larger companies in high-risk industries, the scheme can effectively reduce the number of workplace related accidents, illnesses and deaths while maintaining high standards and comprehensive assessment tactics.


News / Understanding the New Health and Safety at Work Act in New Zealand
Understanding the New Health and Safety at Work Act in New Zealand

The Health and Safety at Work Act creates safer working environments by reducing the number of workplace injuries, enforcing health and safety laws, and assisting employees injured on the job. The New Zealand government saw that too many people are seriously injured or killed while performing work tasks.


News / Healthy Workplaces Are Good For Business
Healthy Workplaces Are Good For Business

The benefits to a business of a healthy workforce include reduced absenteeism, increased presenteeism, fewer workplace injuries, and most significantly of all, greater productivity. Absenteeism can occur for a variety of reasons including illness, injury, stress, poor general health and lifestyle choices, and mental and social well being factors.


Blog / Five Holiday Workplace Safety Tips
Five Holiday Workplace Safety Tips

The holiday season brings joy and festivity, but with it also comes increased risk of workplace accidents due to decorations, parties, seasonal workers, increased customer traffic, and unpredictable weather. To keep your business hazard-free this season, follow these five tips:


Blog / The Future of Safety Technology
The Future of Safety Technology

How will these advances in technology affect our workplace in terms of managing safety and the role of the safety professional?


Blog / OSHA to Increase Fines
OSHA to Increase Fines

OSHA is set to increase fines for workplace violations in 2016. Fines for some infractions could be 80% higher as OSHA adjusts for inflation, a move not made in 25 years.


News / myosh Recognises 2015 Award Winners
myosh Recognises 2015 Award Winners

As WorkSafe month wraps up around Australia, myosh congratulates the many companies recognised as safety leaders in various categories across the country.


Blog / Boost safety with a paperless management system
Boost safety with a paperless management system

Adrian Manessis, Business Development Manager with myosh Safety Software, discussed the benefits of safety management systems at last week’s NSCA Foundation National Safety Conference in Sydney.


News / U.S. Workplace Deaths on the Rise
U.S. Workplace Deaths on the Rise

The number of workers dying on the job every year in the United States is trending up, not down.


Blog / October is Work Safe Month in Australia
October is Work Safe Month in Australia

October marks Work Safe month in Australia, an event designed to bring attention to workplace health and safety.


News / What’s Next for Health and Safety in New Zealand?
What’s Next for Health and Safety in New Zealand?

Businesses all across New Zealand are figuring out what their next move is before the Health and Safety at Work Act goes into effect on 4 April 2016.


Blog / Ways to Boost Workplace Morale through Safety
Ways to Boost Workplace Morale through Safety

Repairing health and safety issues in the workplace can lead to increased morale among workers.


Blog / Inspections: Faster, Easier, Mobile
Inspections: Faster, Easier, Mobile

Create and customize your own inspections and audits on site, offline or online on your device with our mobile app.


News / myosh at Safety in Action Melbourne
myosh at Safety in Action Melbourne

The 2015 Safety in Action Melbourne show will see the return of long term Major Sponsor myosh, providing an interactive live demonstration of their latest safety management software tools at the exhibition’s free seminars.


News / Chemical Explosion Rocks China
Chemical Explosion Rocks China

A chemical explosion rocked Tianjin, China on Wednesday August 12, killing 114 to date, with hundreds more injured.


Blog / Five Smart Ways to Manage Safety
Five Smart Ways to Manage Safety

Are you doing all you can to manage safety smartly and efficiently in your business? Check out our five tips.


News / Australia Recognises National Farm Safety Week
Australia Recognises National Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week kicks off 20 July across Australia to raise awareness for farm safety across the nation.


Blog / QR Codes. Data In Your Hand
QR Codes. Data In Your Hand

With myosh Safety Management Software QR codes can be generated for plant and equipment, contractors and employees. Whether you want to ensure that a contractor or employee has the right credentials, completed inductions or if you simply want to check instantly on the maintenance status of plant or equipment.


Blog / What is a Safety Management System?
What is a Safety Management System?

The term “safety management system” gets used a lot, but do you know what one is and what it can do for you and your business? Let’s break it down.


Blog / Preventing Heat Stress
Preventing Heat Stress

As temperatures heat up across the country this week, it’s a good time to review guidelines for preventing heat stress in the workplace.


News / Soft Safety, Hard Consequences
Soft Safety, Hard Consequences

More countries around the globe are introducing jail time and hard consequences for those soft on safety in the workplace.


News / Implementing the GHS for Chemical Safety
Implementing the GHS for Chemical Safety

The Globally Harmonized System of Classifying Chemicals (GHS) is a set of universal guidelines developed by the United Nations to ensure safe production, handling, transport, use and disposal of hazardous materials throughout many countries.


Blog / myosh is the Major Sponsor of the National Safety Conference
myosh is the Major Sponsor of the National Safety Conference

Today, myosh is pleased to announce that it will be the major sponsor of National Safety Conference in Sydney, Australia on 14 October, 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel.


Blog / Dashboards for Optimal Safety Management
Dashboards for Optimal Safety Management

Dashboards optimize safety management by making decisions easier and data more convenient. Real time reports give managers up-to-date safety information and allow them to analyse historical trends with the click of a mouse.


News / Oil and Gas Industry Faces OSHA Scrutiny
Oil and Gas Industry Faces OSHA Scrutiny

OSHA is putting the oil and gas industry under increased scrutiny as it issued a notice announcing the industry will be subject to its Severe..


Blog / Stand Down for Safety Held May 4-15
Stand Down for Safety Held May 4-15

The second-annual Stand Down for Fall Protection Safety in the Construction Industry is being held from May 4-15, 2015.


Blog / Contractor Management
Contractor Management

Contractor management software enables contractors to manage their own compliancy data. The onus or liability lies with the contractor.


News / New Zealand Reforming Health and Safety Laws
New Zealand Reforming Health and Safety Laws

New Zealand Parliament is currently reforming its country’s health and safety laws, expected to be enacted in mid-2015.


News / World Safety Day
World Safety Day

World Safety Day is celebrated on the 28th of April around the world as a day where the occupational health and safety of workers is recognised.


Blog / myosh to Sponsor Team for Charity Event
myosh to Sponsor Team for Charity Event

myosh, a global provider of hosted and scalable safety management software solutions, is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a team at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Charity Event for 2015.


News / Using Safety Software To Reduce Insurance
Using Safety Software To Reduce Insurance

At the forum, he will be speaking on myosh as a tool to influence commercial overheads in a business. The session will outline how information contained within the various myosh modules can be utilised to provide leverage to reduce business expenses, such as workers compensation insurance, public liability insurance and business/asset insurance.


Blog / Five Ways to Stay Safe During the Winter Season
Five Ways to Stay Safe During the Winter Season

Winter brings not only colder weather, but with it, a new set of problems: slipping hazards from ice and snow, dangerous driving conditions, and risks of hypothermia and frostbite from overexposure.


News / myosh is the Major Sponsor of The Inaugural Safety First Conference
myosh is the Major Sponsor of The Inaugural Safety First Conference

Today, myosh, a global provider of hosted and scalable safety management software solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be the major sponsor of the Inaugural Safety First Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be held from 26 – 29 of May, 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre alongside the National Manufacturing Week


Blog / Improve Safety Compliance by Reducing Paperwork
Improve Safety Compliance by Reducing Paperwork

The focus on safety compliance in the workplace can bring about the cumbersome task of paperwork.


Blog / WHS Laws: How Do We Comply?
WHS Laws: How Do We Comply?

Penalties for non-compliance have increased. A tiered regime of penalties has been introduced, with a maximum penalty, for the most serious breaches, of $3 million for a corporation and $600,000 and/or five years’ imprisonment for individuals.


News / FAA Mandates Safety Management Systems
FAA Mandates Safety Management Systems

On January 7, the US Department of Transportation FAA announced a new rule requiring all US commercial airlines to implement Safety Management Systems


News / China Amends Work Safety Law
China Amends Work Safety Law

While the People’s Republic of China has experienced a prosperous period of economic growth over several decades, it has also had workforce product...


Blog / Making the Business Case for a Safety Management System
Making the Business Case for a Safety Management System

US companies spend $170 billion per year on occupational injuries and illnesses, affecting the bottom line of businesses through costs such as work...


Blog / 10 Safety Resolutions for 2015
10 Safety Resolutions for 2015

As the calendar marks the passage of a new year, many people make resolutions for improvement. It can be a time to reflect on the past year on what was done right and what could be done better. In that spirit, a list of ten safety resolutions for 2015:


News / Santa Ignores Safety Violations
Santa Ignores Safety Violations

In breaking news just in, parents are learning the shocking news that Santa is under investigation from Australia’s Highest Safety Authority for multiple safety, environmental and moral breaches.

Authorities are warning that a cease work order will be issued and that Christmas will remain on hold until corrective action is taken


News / United States OSHA Regulations Changing January 1
United States OSHA Regulations Changing January 1

An important change is taking place concerning OSHA reporting that will affect all US employers effective January 1, 2015.


Blog / myosh Congratulates Tasmania’s WorkSafe Award Winners
myosh Congratulates Tasmania’s WorkSafe Award Winners

The awards encourage businesses and individuals to maintain safe workplaces.


Blog / myosh Congratulates South Australia’s SafeWork Award Winners
myosh Congratulates South Australia’s SafeWork Award Winners

The awards recognise individuals and businesses for outstanding work health and safety.


Blog / myosh Congratulates SafeWork NSW Award Winners
myosh Congratulates SafeWork NSW Award Winners

The awards were announced on 30 October and recognise individuals and businesses for their positive contributions in work health and safety.


Blog / myosh Congratulates WA Work Safety Award Winners
myosh Congratulates WA Work Safety Award Winners

myosh would like to congratulate the winners of the WA Work Safety Awards. The awards recognise workplaces in WA for reducing work-related injuries.


News / WA Proposes Work Health and Safety Bill
WA Proposes Work Health and Safety Bill

Western Australia (WA) has introduced draft legislation designed to harmonise the safety laws of the state with the rest of the country. This bill, known as the Work Health and Safety Bill 2014, is a version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill (WHS) developed by Safe Work Australia.


Blog / Hands-on Safety Management
Hands-on Safety Management

When workers and managers have the tools to manage safety properly, safety becomes a company-wide priority.


Blog / Introducing our Safety Management Software Blog – A must read for all Safety Professionals
Introducing our Safety Management Software Blog – A must read for all Safety Professionals

Welcome to our Safety Management Software blog, a way for us to communicate our experiences.


Blog / 10 things to look out for when buying Safety Management Software
10 things to look out for when buying Safety Management Software

There are 10 things to look into prior to purchasing a safety management software.


Blog / Implementing a successful Computer-based OSH Solution
Implementing a successful Computer-based OSH Solution

What are the keys to implementing a successful computer based OSH system? How did we know that it has been implemented successfully?


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