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Cleaning and sanitisation basics for workplaces

Many businesses are currently in the process of refining or developing their business continuity plan around sanitisation and infection control measures and how to continue or restart operations while being impacted by a worldwide health crisis.  Management teams are implementing strategies to manage everything from communication with employees and managing remote operations, through to the implementation of disinfection procedures. A health crisis places businesses under increased pressure, and…

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Minimise Risk of COVID-19: Advice from Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia (SWA) is an Australian government statutory body established in 2008 for the purpose of developing national policy relating to workplace health and safety. A core function of SWA’s work is developing and maintaining an evidence base to inform workplace health and safety best practice, and minimise risk around work-related death, injury and illness. In early 2020, the World Health Organisation…

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Remote Assurance – Our New Process for Auditing

The current global health crisis is not only impacting our health, but it’s forcing all of us to change the way we do business. We have transformed our auditing process to reduce site based time. We have made this change to align with Government recommendations and to reduce the risk for our consultants and clients. Remote Assurance – Our New Process for Auditing and Assurance Works As one of Australia’s leading…

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Reduction of Workplace Exposure Standards for Silica and Coal Dust

Reduction of Workplace Exposure Standards for Silica and Coal Dust Australian Ministers recently agreed to reduce the workplace exposure standards (WES) for respirable coal dust and respirable crystalline silica to the levels that were proposed by Safe Work Australia (SWA) earlier in 2019. Background on the WES Review In 2018, SWA developed and documented a methodology to review the existing list from 1995 of adopted national exposure standards…

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Safe Work Australia: New Workplace Exposure Standard for Respirable Dust

Background of the new Workplace Exposure Standard for Respirable Dust On the 18 February 2019, Safe Work Australia (SWA) released two recommended workplace exposure standard (WES) values for Respirable Crystalline Silica, and Respirable Coal Dust, which will impact our clients who regularly deal with these forms of dust. The documents within the links above provide further detail regarding the current recommendations and basis for WES, discussions and conclusions, and some primary…

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