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Making the move from nurse to occupational hygienist

Lisa Connolly started her career journey in nursing in 1993 after graduating from the University of Canberra. With a strong passion for patient care, Lisa went on to complete further study in paediatric nursing, midwifery, and emergency nursing. While she still enjoyed many aspects of nursing, after twenty years in the industry Lisa realised she was ready for a new challenge. Pictured: Occupational Hygiene Consultant, Lisa Connolly. In…

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Congratulations to GCG’s newly appointed Federal Safety Officers

Congratulations to GCG’s Senior WHS Consultants Antony Stafford and Brad Matthews in being successful in the Office of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC) selection process, joining Brett Jones and Craig Hutton in the list of GCG accredited Federal Safety Officers (FSO). Federal Safety Officers (FSOs) are independent consultants engaged by the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) to conduct audits under the Work Health and Safety Accreditation…

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National Dust Disease Taskforce releases final report following Silicosis investigation

The National Dust Disease Taskforce (NDDT) recently delivered their final report following a two-year investigation into the increased prevalence of silicosis in Australia. The review examined the systems currently in place for the prevention, early identification, control and management of accelerated silicosis from engineered stone, and broader occupational dust diseases.  The Taskforce took into consideration 120 stakeholder submissions, held 11 targeted sessions, and consulted…

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GCG launches Leadership Development Program

The GCG Leadership Development Foundational Program was launched in June 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. We recognised that our team would likely be experiencing a range of challenges and emotions as a result of the pandemic, and wanted to support them in navigating these uncertain times. Our focus was on empowering our team leaders with the skills to successfully lead their teams through difficult circumstances and beyond.

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Occupational Hygiene: Understanding the past to shape the future

People have been practicing the fundamentals of occupational hygiene in Australia for well over 100 years. As industrialisation progressed through the 1900s, so did our understanding in worker health and understanding the hazards, diseases and injuries workers often faced. Workers became more vocal in rejecting unacceptable working conditions and the prevention of damage to workers by accident or industrial disease.  Here are a few critical milestones in the…

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