JanFeb 2024 Edition
A challenging journey
March Cato took out the Safety-II category in the 2023 Awards. HEATHER WRIGHT reports on the motivation behind the company’s journey and where it has led to.
A psychosocial code
In 2021 SafeWork NSW broke new ground by introducing its Code of Practice for managing psychosocial hazards. JIM KELLY evaluates its impact and anticipates future developments.
The bathroom barrier
JOSHUA WRIGHT AND SUE MacEWAN argue that creating gender-inclusive toilets on construction sites is fundamental to a healthy and safe work environment.
This edition also contains items such as:
- Sense of belonging - award winner Peter Pomale
- From the Courts - the latest prosecutions
- A seven-year quest - Rebecca Macfie on one man's search for justice
- Health risk exposures - the accelerated silicosis pilot
- Song of support - mental health champion David South
- Incident investigation - fatally crushed by cartons
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Highlights from previous issues
The winner of a new Awards category - Mental Health Champion - talks to Jackie Brown-Haysom about creating space for conversations on challenging subjects in work and life.
Olivia Lund and Sean Brennan call for health and safety regulators and prosecution and defence counsel to give effect to the purpose of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Setting a new course
Peter Bateman talks to Steve Young, author of the NZISM H&S qualifications review, about his journey into H&S and the influence of his Australian experience.
Aftermath: Leonie Metcalfe
The long-serving nurse was diagnosed with mesothelioma in July 2020. She talked to Peter Bateman about her efforts to raise awareness of the deadly disease.
Safety in the pink
What does it take to win the Emerging Practitioner category? Peter Bateman spoke with 2022 winner Jessie Bourke to find out.
Winning the paperwork battle
Do some of your safety processes feel like a compliance exercise or - worse - a means of gathering evidence to blame someone? Desai Link outlines how to strip them back.
The Lone Ranger
Being a community ranger in a regional park is an outdoors job to envy, but it comes with some serious challenges to mental wellbeing. PETER BATEMAN reports.
Night Work Questioned
Court decisions have forced significant changes to how work is allocated in the stevedoring industry. Given the serious health (and safety) risks involved, SIMON MITCHELL questions the need for much night work.
The Wellbeing of People
Department of Corrections chief executive Jeremy Lightfoot won the Leader category at the 2022 Awards. PETER BATEMAN talked to him about the importance of demonstrating care for people.
Aftermath: Grant Bowling
Taranaki truck driver Grant Bowling tells Jackie Brown-Haysom how an incident in the yard at the end of an ordinary working day changed his life.
Reps making a difference
You're a health & safety rep. Great! But how best to carry out your role?
Ali Whitton suggests how reps can work with their organisations to make worthwhile change.
Spotlight: Joe Akari
Joe Akari is CEO of the Forest Industry Safety Council