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06 Feb 2014

Decisions decisions

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What are you doing? Why are you doing it?

Professor Andrew Neal of the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland has made a career out of exploring how people make decisions and trade-offs between safety and efficiency in safety-critical environments.

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Published in National Safety magazine, June-July 2013.

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06 Feb 2014

Cutting Corners

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Learning to love the devil in the detail.

Selecting a bidder based on bottom line measures is fraught with risk – for while organisations can contract out significant parts of their business, they can’t do the same with their health and safety responsibilities.

“The days of selecting on price alone are long behind us,” says Michael Tooma, head of occupational health, safety and security, Asia-Pacific, with Norton Rose Australia.

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Published in National Safety magazine, April 2013.

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06 Feb 2014

Clear Water

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Meet the woman guarding Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry.

Bushwalking and climbing mountains in the challenging back country of New Zealand may seem a far cry from the offshore oil and gas industry but for the head of Australia’s offshore safety and environmental regulator, there are parallels in the skills needed for both.

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Published in National Safety magazine, March 2013.

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06 Feb 2014

Boss Escapes Injury Liability

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An employer has escaped being held vicariously liable for an employee’s car accident injuries.

In September 2008, a Gradco Pty Ltd employee was being driven to work by a co-worker in a car owned by their employer when the vehicle ran off the road and he was injured. The employee sued the co-worker for damages, claiming his injuries had been caused by the co-worker’s negligent driving.  In the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the employee obtained a judgment against his co-worker.

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Published in National Safety magazine, June-July 2013.

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06 Feb 2014

Are you game?

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Taking up arms in the name of pest control brings new meaning to work health and safety.

In 2013 The Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 (NSW) was amended to allow the use of guns on land used by the public, to assist with pest control. This introduces a new issue for businesses and undertakings using such land, and for those managing and maintaining it.

The risks involved in allowing hunters to use guns on parkland to which the public has access are clear:

People may be blissfully unaware that someone is using a rifle nearby.

This issue provides a real test for the new horizontal consultation obligations in the model Work Health and Safety laws.

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Published in National Safety magazine, June-July 2013.

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