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No escaping the hierarchy of controls; Bosses to drive road safety - NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin 355

Issue 355 - 13 September 2012
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Industry News

The federal government has it sights set on improving quad bike design and engineering controls, not just training and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Last week the government released the discussion paper “Review of design and engineering controls for improving quad bike safety”. Read more »
The corporate sector is being urged to play a greater role in improving road safety.
The National Transport Commission last week released the “National Road Safety Partnership Program draft strategy”, which recognises the important role industry can play in improving road safety in Australia. Read more »
PTTEP Australasia has been convicted and fined $510, 000 for the Montara wellhead platform blowout in August 2009.
An uncontrolled release of oil and gas from the platform continued uninterrupted from 21 August to 1 November 2009—until fluid was pumped into the affected well from a relief well. Read more »
The Office of Asbestos Safety will be established to develop the national strategic plan recommended in the recently released Asbestos Management Review.
As previously reported in the e-bulletin, the review’s recommendations include removing asbestos from government and commercial buildings and structures by 2030. Read more »
Falls from any height are dangerous and costly, says the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
In some areas of the construction industry there is a belief that falls from three metres or lower are nothing to worry about, says the ministry’s Labour Group program manager, harm reduction, Francois Barton. Read more »
Training News
WHS Principles of Compliance aims to provide frontline managers, team leaders, supervisors or anyone who wishes to gain a basic understanding of the WHS principles of compliance. Read more »
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NSCA Announcements
The NSCA invites you to join us in recognising and celebrating Australia’s leading safety heroes at the 20th Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence presentation lunch. Read more »
The NSCA is the leading provider of WHS skills and solutions. Leading the market with its innovative services for over 85 years, the NSCA continually works to improve the work health and safety of its valued members and clients. Read more »
In Australia, for the first time in over 20 years, HRIZON is the most significant professional development event for HR, people managers and business leaders in 2012. Read more »
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