Quality control assurance processes are put in place for good reasons, and often those reasons have to do with public safety issues or health guidelines. The Volkswagen scandal not long ago saw the auto giant skirting and even completely ignoring emissions standards for the sake of expediency and profits, and they were heavily fined for…
Work Health and Safety procedures that are designed to comply with WHS regulations aren’t optional. If you have a conscience and care about the health and safety of your employees, then this article is for you.
Your supply chain is essentially a set of successive contractual arrangements designed to provide you with goods and services that you either use internally or pass on to your customers. This is typically a controlled process, best described as a network with contract conditions and oversight so that your organisation can retain control over the quality of the product you are sourcing.
Workplace health and safety can be a dull topic for employees, in most cases truth be told, but that doesn’t make it any less important. The challenge for management and compliance officers is to create engagement in this area for everyone involved, so that improving work safety becomes a regular part of a team’s goals.
In this article we look at how companies can get employees engaged in compliance measures, to create a safer work environment.
Auditing has always been an important part of business success, but the recent and ongoing surge in regulations is making it a necessity that is more easily recognised. When auditing is internal and strictly used for company integrity, there can be more of a propensity for slacking. But when outside pressures are brought to bear, which carry the possibility of very steep fines and penalties, there is all the more reason to make sure that you’re compliant.
In this article we look at how companies can improve business and protect employees by auditing for work health and safety.
The Safety Institute of Australia’s National Safety Convention 2015 is going to be held on 16-17 September 2015, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This Convention will bring together industry thought leaders and will encourage national and global involvement across the two days, outlining the need for change in systems and how looking beyond safety disciplines may be the answer.
Compliance Experts are a proud SIA Silver Corporate Sponsor and will also be sponsoring the plenary session titled “Challenging the Paradigm”
Workplace safety is not only a moral obligation but also one that can carry legal ramifications should your obligations not be met. Australian law dictates strong workplace safety laws under the WHS Act. Specifically this means, persons conducting a business or undertaking are required to monitor the health of workers and the conditions at the workplace to ensure safety is maintained within the workplace. It really can be a matter of life or death for employees.