Ebooks

Ebooks available to download

Explore a range of important information on key Work Health and Safety issues.

Workplace Bullying

Amended anti-bullying laws were introduced 1st January 2014. To help you understand the new laws we have updated our bullying ebook with details on the new reforms and included an employer checklist to assist you implement a rigorous program. Download 

Remote and Isolated Work

Working Alone, Remote and Isolated work refers to work that is isolated from the assistance of other persons because of location, time or nature of the work. This e-book identifies general hazards involved in these working circumstances, helps you to understand your obligations, and provides practical tools to manage the risk. Download 

Workplace Stress

Workplace Stress costs Australian businesses $10.11 billion per annum due to stress related presenteeism and absenteeism. This e-book explains how to identify Workplace Stress in your organisation and presents practical tips and tools to identify, manage and prevent Workplace Stress. Download 

Independent Contracting

The Independent Contractor workforce is particularly complex where work health and safety is concerned. Most organisations will engage or have engaged Independent Contractors to fulfil a specific business requirement at one time or another. This ebook is designed as a practical resource to help employers and workers understand their WHS obligations. Importantly it also provides broad recommendations to consider as part of an organisation’s compliance program. Download 

Work Health & Safety for Contractors in ON-HIRE

Today’s workforce is punctuated by a blended workforce, made up of permanent employees, casual labour, temporary staff, contractors and labour hire workers. Managing and monitoring work health and safety is every parties responsibility, but in on-hire contracting this can be particularly complex given there may be multiple parties involved in managing the individual. This e-book carefully outlines the work health and safety obligations and responsibilities for this workforce classification and is an ideal resource to collaboratively educate and inform each party of their role and help employers define systems of work. Download 

New Zealand’s Work Health and Safety Future

New Zealand has recently embarked on a radical change to its work health and safety laws. The new laws more closely reflect contemporary working arrangements and represent a common set of standards, expectations, regulations and codes of practice with the objective of reducing fatalities and injuries. The new Act, entitled the Health and Safety at Work Act, is part of the ‘Working Safer: A Blueprint for health and safety at work’, will be enacted on 4 April 2016. Whilst the Regulatory Bodies are yet to release the guidelines as part of the new Act, this e-book outlines key elements of the new Act and provides some practical resources and tools to help businesses develop plans and systems for the new laws.

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Young Worker Safety

Young workers are defined as being aged between 15-24 years. They can be engaged in the workforce in any number of ways including full time or part time employment, casual employment, apprentices, trainees and volunteers.

Unfortunately due to inexperience and immaturity they are at high risk of being injured at work. On average, every 4 and a half minutes, a young person is injured in an Australian workplace .

It is estimated the costs of work related injury or illness to these young workers in Australia is $12 billion a year.

Workplaces in the retail, manufacturing, accommodation and food services, and health & social assistance industries are at the highest risk for work-related injuries.

This e-book seeks to highlight the unique issues surrounding young worker safety. Additionally, it provides practical suggestions and different approaches that employers may consider to keep this demographic safe, reduce injuries and reduce workers compensation premiums.

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