Behavioural Based Safety is an approach to safety that focuses on workers' behaviour as the cause of most work-related injuries and illnesses. These programs are being introduced in Australian workplaces, and so we have produced a Kit for health and safety reps to provide information on what they are, what's wrong with them and what workers can do in their workplaces.
The next OHS Reps training course will be held at AMIEU from 4 to 8 August 2008.
Find pics from a previous course See what it was like behind here. As it is approved by WorkSafe your employers must let you come as an elected health and safety representative. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS TO TRAINING
The canary has been sent down mines for centuries to show if the air was turning bad. The canary died first - hopefully giving enough time for workers to escape.
Victorian Parliament's Economic Development Committee Inquiry into Labour Hire Employment was set up in 2003. The AMIEU put in a submission as did Trades Hall. In preparing for this there was a survey of workers to find out the impact of employment through labour hire. if you want to find out more click on here.
Management Secrecy - A Threat to Health and Safety
Members will be aware that a trial of the use of gas flush meat is being carried out in Coles Myer stores. It is clear that Coles Myer are increasing the numbers of stores that are being supplied from a centralised company who are providing the gas flushed meat.