QA 15/03_A It is unfortunate that there are some people in society, for reasons unknown, who seek to injure consumers and destroy reputations of businesses by intentionally contaminating produce. An example of this ‘sabotage’ is currently occurring in Canada right now and has been for several months. Initially, an undisclosed number of sewing needles were […]

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QA 15/03_B Food Safety is on the agenda again, following more incidents: 175 school principals with food poisoning at a conference early March related to salmonella 7 people reported food poisoning as a result of tuna served in a Sydney café related to scombroid poisoning** 20 people were hospitalized with salmonella poisoning – including two […]

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IRHR 15/04_b If you are engaging workers via the on-hire employee services industry (also known as labour hire or agency employees), then you need to be aware of your responsibilities as the host employer. The on-hire business, as the employer, is responsible for meeting all of the employment entitlements of the employee.  However, both the […]

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IRHR 15/04_a Data recently released by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), identified that 15,500 workers were underpaid by more than $23 million last year.  The FWO has been imposing heavy fines on businesses who fail to abide by compensation orders.  Their annual report revealed the FWO had recovered over $23 million last year for 15,483 […]

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WHS 15/02b The new year is often a time to reflect on the past year – what was done right and what could be done better.  Below is a list of some safety resolutions to kick off safety in your business for 2015. Near Misses It’s not legally reportable, as no damage or injury has […]

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WHS 15/02a Safe Work Australia has the unenviable task of recording information on work-related fatalities.  This is completed in an effort to update statistics, prepare reports and identify risk areas to target. At this stage the information below is a preliminary estimate for the number of people killed while working. Even though the graph shows […]

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