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 […]

WHS Harmonisation in Victoria? Nope.

 1st May 2012 “The Government will not sign up to the current proposal for harmonised legislation for occupational health and safety. It offers little benefit for Victoria to offset the $3.4 billion of estimated costs, the majority of which falls on small business. Victoria will continue to work towards best practice legislation.” 2012-13 Treasurer’s Speech […]

How to determine who is an officer? Relevant for 2004 OHS Act Vic and Harmonised legislation

One proactive activity within every organisation is to determine who in your organisation is an “officer”, hence carrying personal liability if OHS is not managed as per legislated requrements. This link provides a detailed article, which has been summarised below http://www.mondaq.com/australia/x/170736/Directors+Officers+Executives+Shareholders/An+officer+and+a+defendant+personal+liability+of+managers&email_access=on?goback=%2Egde_4386381_member_107248272 Who in your organisation might be an officer under the OHS Act? The Corporations […]

Bayside Business Network Seminar – your OHS Obligations

http://www.baysidebusiness.com.au/index.php/event/bbn-seminar-series-seminar-8-ohs-what-are-your-obligations/   Click on the link for details, seminar run by Julie McLoughlin Session Outline:        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 […]

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 […]