The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-09-19T02:49:43Z Dangerous personalities could be putting your workplace at risk 2014-09-19T02:49:43Z dangerous-personalities-could-be-putting-your-workplace-at-risk The study, of more than 1400 professionals across a diverse range of industries, found a strong correlation between an individual’s measurable personality and values and the likelihood that they will be safe or unsafe at work. According to the study, the types of personality traits that are associated with better safety behaviours include prudence, patience, fairness, diligence, social boldness and they tend to value security. The results revealed that men are more diligent and committed than women to being safe at work, in fact, women are less likely to participated in OHS practices and are more likely to disobey their organisation’s rules. Also workers which are older than 45 tend to display more safety conscious attitude and more display more attentive to safety behaviours than younger workers. The study highlighted that workers in the utilities, local government and FMCG sectors tend to have higher overall safety behaviours. Workers in these industries are more motivated to ensure safety at work, more likely to comply with workplace health and safety rules and to participate in improving safety at work.  State government employees tend to be less safety conscious and compliant than local government. This may be explained by a higher prevalence of office jobs in state government, which like professional services, arts and media communications are less concerned with safety compared with other industries.  Many local government roles, like utilities and manufacturing, involve physical labour and onsite jobs that tend to attract more safety consciousness. It's your responsibility to look after the safety and well-being of your workers. Now is the time to take action. WHS Solutions can provide you with the proper certification so you can operate in confidence allowing your employees to feel safe and act in their workplace.  If you are worried or unsure about how compliant your company is with workplace health and safety regulations, just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is covered and how you can improve. Contact the team at WHS Solutions today for your free initial business consultation. WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact: Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.au Telephone: 08 9427 1788 Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Building contractor fined $55,000 over the death of a worker 2014-09-05T06:40:26Z building-contractor-fined-55-000-over-the-death-of-a-worker In August 2010, Leigh Anthony Reaney, died from head injuries after falling from the roof of the Devonport Homemaker Centre onto a concrete slab. He was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital but was not able to survive the fall. The 20-year-old construction worker had been reattaching his safety harness to anchor points along a gutter when he fell. The subcontractor Sherwood Enterprises pleaded guilty to failing to ensure an employee was safe from injury and risks to health. Magistrate, Michael Brett said that there was a clear and foreseeable risk of injury, given employees are required to work at a height. He continued to say, that even though Sherwood had adopted a new workplace occupational health and safety policy, there was a high level of contractual pressure to get the job done quickly. Mr Brett added that attaching a fixed line to the building would have been a relatively simple matter and would have achieved acceptable protection from the health and safety risk. He concluded that there were several factors that had worked in the company’s favour, including their previous safety record and their acceptance of responsibility. Mr Reaney's father described the loss of his son as being "absolutely traumatic", expressed disappointment with the outcome. "I just don't feel that both companies have been held accountable enough," he said. A spokesman for Sherwood told the ABC the fine was not justified, and workers had been told that morning to keep their harnesses attached. Don’t let this type of easily avoided accident happen to your employees! Are you are worried or unsure about how compliant your company is with workplace health and safety regulations?  After just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is covered and how you can improve. The team at WHS Solutions has combined experience of over 132 years and works with companies all over Western Australia. WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment.  Enlisting WHS Solutions to manage your occupational health and safety is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses. If you aren’t 100% sure you’re compliant , contact us today for a free initial business assessment. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact: Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.au Telephone: 08 9427 1788 Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/  Bosses to be faced with new mental health minefield 2014-08-29T09:06:08Z bosses-to-be-faced-with-new-mental-health-minefield Now more than ever employers are at increasing risk of costly legal action if they fail to address mental health issues in the workplace properly. Many employers are unaware that they could face discrimination claims if they refused jobs or promotions to those with mental health problems. Many employers remain ignorant about their obligations under the new nationally harmonised laws, business owners can now be taken to court for failing to provide a safe workplace for a staff member with a mental illness. Mentioning a mental health problem as part of workplace gossip could also be seen as a breach privacy laws. Mental health expert Tasha Broomhall of mental health consultancy Blooming Minds, said "If nearly six out of 10 of managers don't understand the signs, symptoms and indicators of mental illness, they're unlikely to respond appropriately in the workplace, unlikely to support staff and, critically, are likely to increase the personal impact on the worker involved.” A Blooming Minds survey of 102 people, two-thirds interviewed from WA, showed only one in 10 workplaces had a clear understanding of mental health policy. The survey showed 42 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with a condition and of those who revealed this information to their employer, 85 per cent claimed the manager's reaction made their illness worse. ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONS Don’t wait for employees slip through the cracks. Take the initiative and ensure a healthy mental workspace for your workers. WHS Solutions can help you in ensuring your employees have all their mental health requirements met as well as helping you comply with all other workplace health and safety regulations. WHS Solutions provides you with a customised service at a fixed fee to suit your specific occupation safety and health needs within your budget parameters. WHS Solutions gives you access to a vast industry pool of knowledge and expertise which ensures your business will be treated with care and sensitivity. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.au Telephone: 08 9427 1788 Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/  BP recalls its entire Australian fleet after three people were killed by a detached BP petrol tanker. 2014-08-12T04:05:13Z bp-recalls-its-entire-australian-fleet-after-three-people-were-killed-by-a-detached-bp-petrol-tanker BP has now pulled its national fleet from service following the crash on the Victorian-NSW border, in which a four-year-old boy, his mother and another woman died when a trailer came loose and smashed into two cars.Witnesses said the truck was travelling normally before the trailer came off near Wodonga on Thursday morning, crossing on to the wrong side of the road and hitting the two cars head-on. Detective Inspector Bernie Rankin said it was impossible for the car drivers to take any evasive action. "These people had absolutely no chance at all, it happened in a matter of a split second," Detective Inspector Rankin told Fairfax Radio on Friday.Authorities are continuing their investigations of the the incident and BP has recalled around 42 BP and contractor vehicles nationwide as a matter of precaution.Andy Holmes, President BP Australia, has released a statement saying he was deeply saddened by the events and that the thoughts of BP are with the families of those who have lost their lives.“While the precise cause of this tragic incident may not be known for some time,” Holmes said. “It is essential we do all that we can to understand how this occurred and to ensure that it cannot happen again.”However, it has since been revealed that safety concerns were raised by the Transport Workers Union, with the company in May following several accidents involving tanker drivers. The Transport Workers Union wrote twice to BP, the first time on May 26, warning of driver concerns about "possible aberrations" in contracting practices in Western Australia, where drivers were being pressured into working shifts more than 16 hours long.The Transport Workers Union says it will start legal action against "rogue" operators in the oil, fuel and gas industries in the wake of the crash.In order to reduce truck-related fatalities several work safety and health areas need to be targeted. Most importantly vehicles and equipment need to maintained and used correctly, so this calls for the improvement of current training processes and regular servicing. Ensuring the cargo is appropriately restrained; particularly during unloading operations is another area of concern. Also the truck drivers themselves need to be managed in such a way that will reduce their fatigue and encourage them to use appropriate speeds for the conditions. Targeting these health and safety areas will not just improve the working environment of truck drivers and the people who work closely with trucks, but also that of the general public. WHS solutions can work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems. We protect your well-being, assets, family and staff from unnecessary harm – all for a fixed fee. WHS Solutions can provide you with the proper certification so you can operate in confidence allowing your employees to feel safe in their workplace. This in turn allows your company to increase in value and solidify its workplace health and safety reputation in the industry.For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact:Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Local government fined over $20,000 after civilian death 2014-08-08T02:21:46Z local-government-fined-over-20-000-after-civilian-death The City of Stirling was convicted in the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday for failing to ensure that a contractor provided and maintained a safe work environment.In 2011, the City commissioned a landscaping company to do landscaping works as part of an upgrade of the precinct. At the time of works, a shed in the area was being used by a local amateur theatre group, who also had a licence to use certain parts of the community centre.A bobcat used in the work was being reversed when it hit the victim, a member of the amateur group, who was removing material from the shed. Reportedly, the man had been repeatedly warned to stay away from the area in which the landscaping work has been taking place.The court found that the City of Stirling failed to require the landscaping company to conduct a job safety assessment (JSA) or similar hazard identification process to address the risk of work to the public and to satisfy itself that the company’s JSA appropriately addressed those risks.In a statement, WorkSafe WA Commissioner, Lex McCulloch, highlighted the importance of carefully assessing the risks associated in any type of work.“It was not alleged that the City of Stirling’s failure to require a JSA caused the man’s death, but had the City taken these measures, the risk of harm would have been reduced or eliminated,” said Mr McCulloch.“The City of Stirling officer who was responsible for overseeing the works, needed to have been satisfied that a JSA had been completed and that it appropriately addressed the risks, “continued Mr McCulloch.“The case also provides a reminder that workplace safety is the responsibility of not only the contractor performing the work, but also the organisation that engages the contractor,” he concluded.The tragic death of a member of the public on this worksite really emphasizes the crucial importance of having a hazard identification process in place to assess the risks of the work being done. Without the industry knowledge and experience it can be a daunting task to address your company’s occupational health and safety needs. ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONSTo ensure that you are 100% compliant with all the latest regulations and legislations, WHS Solutions can provide you with an outsourced team of health and safety consultants who will work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems.The team at WHS Solutions has vast industry knowledge and a combined experience of over 132 years. We will provide you with the proper certification so you can operate in confidence – and assist you in winning more tenders and increase the value of your business.For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact:Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Sitting could now be considered a workplace hazard! 2014-08-08T01:17:34Z sitting-could-now-be-considered-a-workplace-hazard The paper found that an unbelievable 75% of office workdays were spent sitting, including multiple unbroken periods of at least 30 minutes. Excessive "occupational sitting" can have serious health effects including heart disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes and is estimated to account for 5.9% of premature deaths.The researchers said workplace environments in contemporary offices carried a "high likelihood of excessive sitting" and the evidence of the substantial harm it carried was now well known. The Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act simply require employers to provide a "safe system of work" for their workers.National Heart Foundation WA cardiovascular health director Trevor Shilton said, standing was better than sitting from a health perspective and walking was better than standing. "It's all about movement," he continues."Our chair might be our new risk factor,"says Shilton. While currently it is unlikely employers would face legal action for overseeing excessive sitting, he noted smoke-free workplaces and sunscreen had become standard.Keeping up to date on all the latest occupational health and safety legislation is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses.At WHS Solutions our highly trained team of consultants can provide you assessment and certification to meet all your applicable workplace health and safety regulations. Having this security will not only make your company an attractive place to work but also an environment at allows your employees to thrive in their professions, increasing your business’s value. Vegetable business fined $33,000 over worker’s crushed thumb 2014-08-05T02:13:13Z vegetable-business-fined-33-000-over-worker-s-crushed-thumb North East Equity Pty Ltd – trading as Sumich’s – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious injury to an employee, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court.At the time of the incident in May 2011, the injured employee was working in the area of the operation where carrots were graded and packed. The employee has been left with a permanent loss of function and motion in her thumb and could not return to work until February 2013.She had been employed by Sumich’s for approximately the last 20 years.On the day of the incident, the bin cradle lowered and crushed her right thumb against the bin tipper frame. Unfortunately she had returned to the floor and could no longer reach the controls to raise the tipper, so another employee had to rush over and raise the lever to release her.The pinch point between the tipper frame and the bin cradle had never been guarded and no formal risk assessments had been undertaken nor written safe work procedures developed for the workers.WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the case illustrated the importance of guarding hazardous parts of machinery and having safe work procedures in place at all times. “In total, these changes cost the employer a couple of thousand dollars.  If they had been made earlier, this incident would not have occurred and the employee involved would have been spared a great deal of suffering and a permanent injury.” McCulloch concluded.ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONS Don’t let this be your company! Are you are worried or unsure about how compliant your company is with workplace health and safety regulations? After just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is covered and how you can improve. The team at WHS Solutions has combined experience of over 132 years and works with companies all over Western Australia.WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment. Enlisting WHS Solutions to manage your occupational health and safety is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses.For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact:Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Paspaley Pearling charged over pearl diver death 2014-08-01T04:27:38Z paspaley-pearling-charged-over-pearl-diver-death A two-year investigation into the death of a pearl diver off Western Australia's Kimberley coast has culminated in a criminal charge against the company, Paspaley Pearling.Jarrod Hampton died in April 2012 while diving for pearls from a Paspaley-owned boat about 160 kilometres south of Broome. He was employed as a drift diver, which involved collecting shells from the sea bed while being towed underwater. It was his second day on the job.Crew members helped Mr Hampton, who had made an emergency ascent to the surface, but he died at the scene. Preliminary investigations found his death was consistent with drowning.WorkSafe WA commissioner Lex McCulloch confirmed it had charged the family-owned company with one count of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment. "The investigation was a significant and complex one involving extensive WorkSafe resources," he said."The matter is now in the hands of the courts, and WorkSafe will not make any further comment."The family-owned company faces a maximum penalty of $200,000 under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.Since the accident The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is calling for better regulation of the pearl diving industry. MUA assistant national secretary Ian Bray said it was “unclear why pearl diving companies were allowed to self-regulate when the rest of the commercial diving sector - deep sea offshore, scientific and onshore – have proper set rules on work standards and safety".The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health initiated the formation of a working group to consider a Commission Code of Practice for pearl diving in August 2012. However a spokeswoman for WorkSafe said the process was deferred in December 2012 because “the commission did not want to risk prejudicing any prosecution action that might be undertaken.” The case will come before Broome Magistrates Court later this year.ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONSDon’t let this type of sudden accident happen to your employees! Make sure that you company is complying with all the latest and relevant occupational health and safety measures!WHS Solutions can help safeguard you against workplace incidents. WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment. The team at WHS Solutions has combined experience of over 132 years and works with companies all over Western Australia. After just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is compliant and how you can improve. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact:Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Most serious charges yet under new workplace safety laws 2014-07-29T02:14:30Z most-serious-charges-yet-under-new-workplace-safety-laws WorkSafe Canberra says the charges are the most severe to come before a court under the new nationally harmonised occupational health and safety laws. The treatment of this case intends to send a clear message to employers around Australia, that workplace health and safety can no longer remain a back seat issue.Mr Catanzariti was killed when he was struck by the boom of a concrete pouring machine on a building site, in July 2012. The boom had recently undergone a full six-year inspection and the charges of ''category-one reckless conduct'' are against the company that undertook the maintenance as well as the engineer who was supposed to do the job.WorkSafe commissioner Mark McCabe emphasised that workplace safety is a responsibility not to be taken lightly by employers and concluded by saying, “every worker has the right to return home safely at the end of the day.”Under the new occupational safety and health laws, the maximum penalty for a category one offence is $3 million for the company and $300,000 and up to five years' imprisonment for the individual worker.This is where WHS Solutions can help safeguard you against workplace ruin. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations.This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment. Enlisting WHS Solutions to manage your occupational health and safety is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses. Building customer confidence 2014-07-25T03:23:38Z building-customer-confidence Achieving this high level of certification provides WHS Solutions with identifiable external recognition of operational excellence and compliance. Best Practice Certification is a third party company that provides auditing and certification services to organisations in Australia that have elected to implement the international ‘Best Practice’ models. Incorporating these models into our business ensures the continual improvement in quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management.  WHS Solutions has been accredited in both the Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Requirements and the Environmental Management System Requirements standards. Having these qualifications reaffirms WHS Solution’s outstanding ability to identify client’s current OHS compliance status, install OHS system frameworks, provide implementation support and run ongoing OHS system maintenance. Attaining these Best Practice certifications sets us apart from our competitors, as it demonstrates the international standard of commitment we have to offering the highest possible quality services to clients. ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONS WHS Solutions can help safeguard you against workplace ruin. WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. WHS Solutions provides you with a proper OHS management system and compliance certification so you can operate with reassurance, which in turn allows your employees to feel safe in their workplace. When your company has these qualifications it will not only increase in value but also solidify its workplace health and safety reputation in the industry. Contact WHS Solutions today for a free initial assessment and quote, with confidence in the experience and superior services that we can offer. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact: Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.au Telephone: 08 9427 1788 Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ WHS Solutions has attained Best Practice Certification in both Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Requirements and the Environmental Management System Requirements!! Read more about our commitment to excellence on our new blog:   Concerns about carbon monoxide poisoning from gas-powered forklifts 2014-07-22T07:31:19Z concerns-about-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-from-gas-powered-forklifts ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS OWNERS!Earlier this month, four workers at Australian Premium Dried Fruits suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning after working inside a cool room for extended periods of time. The workers experienced headaches and nausea at work and were taken to hospital. Mike Maynard, the company’s chief executive said they have decided to replace gas-powered forklifts with electric forklifts from now on. “We’re just thankful that everybody’s come out of it because the potential was there with that build-up of gas and there was nothing to indicate what was going on until it affected those employees, so it was concerning,” he told ABC News. Carbon monoxide is the single most common cause of poisoning in industry. Carbon monoxide is produced whenever organic material such as oil, petrol or gas is burned. It is a colourless, odourless, non-irritating gas with no inherent warning properties. If not discovered carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to drowsiness, impaired judgement and eventually collapse, coma and death. The South Australian Government has issued a safeguarding document, Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, it says that, “carbon monoxide, particularly from LPG-powered forklift trucks occurs frequently with little or no warning. Every workplace should be assessed for potential carbon monoxide hazards and definitive corrective measures must be applied whenever a risk can be identified.” ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONS Don’t let put your employees at risk! If you are worried or unsure about how compliant your company is with workplace health and safety regulations, just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is covered and how you can improve. The team at WHS Solutions has combined experience of over 132 years and works with companies all over Western Australia. WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment. Enlisting WHS Solutions to manage your occupational health and safety is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact:Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Employee killed in forklift accident in Port Macquarie 2014-07-22T03:36:27Z employee-killed-in-forklift-accident-in-port-macquarie ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS OWNERSOn June 24th, a 51 year old man was killed in a forklift accident in a warehouse after being crushed by an engine. The Port Macquarie man had worked at Expressway Spares in Sancrox, for more than a decade and died at the scene. WorkSafe inspector, Paul Fuller from Port Macquarie Police, said an engine fell while being lowered from an overhead bay. "The engine was lowered to a height of about one metre from ground level, where it was supported by the forklift," he reported. The man was standing in front of the engine inspecting it for a spare part, when the engine fell off the forklift.Fuller continued by saying, “Somehow the engine has fallen forward, and crushed the 51 year old between the engine that fell, and another spare engine that was at ground level." Expressway Spares is a business that deals with the sale of spare parts for large earthmoving equipment but has not had an accident like this recorded before.“The engine weighs more than one and a half tonnes, and it appears he was killed instantly." Fuller concluded. Police will prepare a report for the coroner, and WorkCover inspectors were on the site almost immediately.ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONSDon’t let this type of sudden accident happen to your employees!WHS Solutions can help safeguard you against workplace incidents. WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment. Enlisting WHS Solutions to manage your occupational health and safety is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses.The team at WHS Solutions has combined experience of over 132 years and works with companies all over Western Australia. After just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is compliant and how you can improve.For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact:Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Legal action against drone operator who allegedly hit a triathlon runner 2014-07-22T03:27:02Z legal-action-against-drone-operator-who-allegedly-hit-a-triathlon-runner The runner, Raija Ogden, sustained head injuries during a triathlon in Geraldton this year after the drone flying over the race crashed into her.  The drone, filming the race, is owned and operated by videographer Warren Abrams.Mr Abrams initially claimed that someone nearby may have “channel-hopped” his device, taking over control and crashing it. However it has since been found that neither Mr Abrams nor his company appear on the list of 92 safety CASA certified drone operators. CASA is now gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses in order to request the matter goes to court.Recently the CASA has relaxed the rules covering the use of drones, removing the need for commercial operators to have a licence for remotely piloted aircraft under two kilograms. However the drone-users group, Australian Certified UAV Operators, say two kilogram units are still dangerous and these new regulations could open up the skies to more rogue, untrained operators.To avoid facing these charges and increase the workplace safety and health of your employees WHS solutions can work side-by-side with you to manage your occupational health and safety systems.In order to maintain the highest levels of protection for your employees we consistently check and monitor what we have implemented, guarantying full attention to your safety needs. This ensures that your company is complying with the most up to date regulations and reduces the risk of injury to your employees. Don’t let time fly by, be proactive and invest in health and safety management system! Is your construction site safe? Don’t compromise worker’s safety! 2014-07-08T05:50:44Z is-your-construction-site-safe-don-t-compromise-worker-s-safety ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS OWNERS A $30,000 fine has been issued to construction company, Hezem Pty Ltd, after they pleaded guilty to breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act by failing to provide their employees with a safe work environment. Inspectors told the court that the workers were in and around a large trench that had been excavated under the corner of the house. The wall of the building was also clearly showing signs of failure with a large crack running through the brickwork. The investigation found that these working conditions created an unsafe and potentially hazardous environment for the employees. This failure was discovered after the launch of Operation SafeSite, a 12 month campaign to promote safety on construction which puts the spotlight on traffic management, public protection, mobile plant, site supervision and working in excavations and near powerlines. Inspectors have said that the Hezem Pty Ltd investigation has highlighted the need for employers to understand their rights, obligations and responsibilities for workplace injury rehabilitation and compensation. ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONS Don’t let this be your company! If you are worried or unsure about how compliant your company is with workplace health and safety regulations, just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is covered and how you can improve. The team at WHS Solutions has combined experience of over 132 years and works with companies all over Western Australia. WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and working in the safety possible environment. Enlisting WHS Solutions to manage your occupational health and safety is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact: Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/ Young Father Killed in Freak Nailgun Accident! 2014-07-08T05:46:44Z young-father-killed-in-freak-nailgun-accident ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS OWNERS Yesterday, a New Zealand builder was killed in a freak accident after falling off a ladder and shooting himself in the chest with a nail gun.Robert Barr, 31, died early yesterday morning after the incident on a rural property in Waipukurau, when a nail gun fired as he was climbing down a ladder. Tony Lepelaar, the Central Rugby and Sports Club premier manager and a builder by trade, said the manner of Mr Barr's sudden and unexpected death had rocked the small community. It is reported that initially Mr Barr appeared in good spirits after the accident, seen walking around and eventually managing to pull the nail out. Mr Barr even walked onto the rescue helicopter which transported him to hospital. Unfortunately he died later in hospital from his injuries, the incident has been referred to the Coroner and Worksafe New Zealand has already begun its investigations. Mr Barr leaves behind his new wife and baby. ABOUT WHS SOLUTIONS Don’t let an untimely and unexpected accident like this occur in your workplace! As an employer you are liable for the safety of your workers and could face over $1.5 million in fines and jail time if you fail to comply with occupational health and safety regulations. WHS Solutions can help ensure that your employees are working in the safest possible environment by making sure your workplace complies with all the relevant regulations.  WHS Solutions is an outsourced team of health and safety consultants, we work side-by-side with you manage your occupational health and safety systems with our WHSS Safety System. Our highly trained team of consultants provide assessment and certification to meet all our applicable workplace health and safety regulations. This ensures that your employees are fully covered and can feel confident in their safety at work. Enlisting WHS Solutions to manage your occupational health and safety is the smartest way to avoid not only workplace incidents but also big money losses. The team at WHS Solutions has combined experience of over 132 years and works with companies all over Western Australia. After just 20 minutes with an experienced WHS consultant you can learn if your company is compliant and how you can improve. For more information regarding WHS Solutions, please contact:Email: enquiries@yoursafetysolutions.com.auTelephone: 08 9427 1788Or visit http://yoursafetysolutions.com.au/