BBN 2012 Seminar 8 – OHS: What are your obligations? Victorian OHS and Equal Opportunities

Notes:  Julie McLoughlin July 2012        Victorian OHS Act 2004 – Current Employer Obligations       How do we work towards meeting our obligations       For medium and large businesses – seven pillars of safety       Common Hazards in small business       Harmonisation Update       Victorian EO Act 2010 – Current Employer Obligations       How do […]

Workplace Bullying Definition

I find it interesting that WorkSafe Victoria requires workplace bullying to be REPEATED, on the other hand the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission seems to think repeated is not so important. In their template for an EEO Policy, they state: “Bullying If someone is being bullied because of a personal characteristic protected by […]

Health and Safety Compliance Top 10

Does your company employ staff or engage contractors, and if so, are you comfortable that you are fulfilling your legal and moral Duty of care obligations? Can you answer YES to all of these statements, or do they leave you feeling a little nervous?  If nervous, you may benefit from the services of OHS&HR Management […]

New Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010

 now in place  What’s new? All businesses  must demonstrate pro-active strategies to  eliminate sexual harassment, discrimination and victimisation. Along with this new  ‘positive duty” , ‘direct’ and  ‘indirect’ discrimination have been redefined. All businesses need to review current EEO policies  and procedures, as they now have a positive duty to ensure their workplaces are  free […]