The myosh News Team works to keep health and safety professionals informed with the latest HSEQ news from around the globe. As the year comes to an end, take the time to revisit our most popular articles of 2021.
Implementing a Critical Control Management Strategy
All organisations face safety risk to varying degrees. And a considerable amount of resources are spent on risk management processes designed to identify, analyse, and control workplace safety hazards. But how do organisations control critical risks?
Can Employers Implement a Mandatory Vaccination Policy?
Employers may be able to implement a mandatory vaccination policy where it is critical to staff safely performing their roles – despite the lack of a direct government order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations.
What is a Critical Control?
So what is a critical control? “How is it different from other types of controls” is a question I get asked frequently.
ISO 45003: New Standard for Protecting Psychological Health
In recognition that employers have a responsibility to protect both the physical and psychosocial health of their staff, the world’s first International Standard for protecting workers’ psychological health has been released.
Mandatory Reporting of Workplace Sexual Harassment in Victoria
Victorian employers would be required to report sexual harassment incidents to a workplace health and safety regulator under a new government reform plan.
Company Director Sentenced to Record Imprisonment Term
A company director has been sentenced to the longest imprisonment term ever imposed for a work health and safety offence in Australia, after he was charged and convicted over a fatal fall.
Free Psychosocial Risk Assessment Tool for Workplaces Released
Australia’s “only validated psychosocial risk assessment tool” has been relaunched on a new free digital platform as part of an initiative from the nation’s health and safety regulators and leading researchers.
Investing in Safety: What to Expect in Terms of ROI
Organisations are constantly reminded that health and safety failure is expensive. And whilst this is certainly true, there are benefits to health and safety success that go beyond cost-avoidance.
SPC Rejects Criticism of Mandatory Vaccination Program
SPC has hit back at claims it failed to consult workers on its COVID-19 vaccination mandate, accusing unions of trying to stir fear and confusion among its workers and the community.
New Zealand Regulator Issues Warning over Facial Hair
A new Worksafe New Zealand campaign is urging workers to consider that shaving their beards could save their lives
Beware of Human Error as a Viable Safety Concept
The biggest challenge when it comes to systems thinking is a fixation on ‘human error’ and the behaviour of workers at the so-called sharp end when trying to understand and manage safety.
What Safety Critical Operations Failed with the Costa Concordia?
One of the most common failings in safety-critical operations is an inability or unwillingness on the part of leaders to listen to perspectives from people lower down the reporting line.
Ministers Vote on Psych Amendments, Industrial Manslaughter, Higher Fines
Australia’s WHS ministers have agreed to amend the model WHS Regulations to prescribe control measures for psychological risks, and significantly increase safety penalties. However, proposed industrial manslaughter laws did not receive the required majority vote.
Mental Stress and Harassment/Bullying Claims on the Rise
Workers’ compensation claims related to mental stress and harassment and/or bullying have both risen in recent years, according to a recent Safe Work Australia analysis.
Should Employers Pay for Home-Office Expenses?
Nearly three-quarters of remote workers say their employer should provide a work-from-home stipend to help workers improve their workspace ergonomics, results of a recent survey show.