QA 15/04_C How to reduce your risk – basic tips on food safety The Food Safety Information Council has released a report card, in conjunction with World Health Day, assessing Australian Consumers’ knowledge of food safety.  While it is good news, with the reduction of food poisoning cases from 2000 to 2010, there is still […]

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QA 15/04_B The Cost of E.Coli We should all remember the outbreak of a rare E.Coli strain in 2011 across Europe.  This strain was the cause of the May through to June 2011 outbreak that saw 3,950 people infected and 53 deaths. The cause was initially thought to be from cucumbers imported from Spanish greenhouses, […]

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QA 15/04_A From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe World Health Day was celebrated on 7 April 2015, with the Work Health Organisation highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the above slogan. With the globalisation of food production and export/import of food products, a local food safety problem can rapidly become […]

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IRHR 15/06 A When do policies become a legal promise to employees? Do you know if your workplace policies are contractually binding?  If they are, both you and your employees have a legal obligation to follow them.  Key factors that will help determine if your policies are legally binding are: The employment contract expressly states […]

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IRHR 15/06 B What happens if a public holiday falls on an employee’s day off? For example: an employee who is rostered on a 4 day week ie Monday to Thursday, and a public holiday happens to fall on the Friday of one week As the public holiday falls on a day that an employee […]

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WHS 15/03 B Failing to report a notifiable incident A notifiable incident can vary across the different states, but as a ‘rule of thumb’ the following types of incidents will always be immediately notifiable: An incident resulting in someone’s death or causing serious injury/illness A dangerous incident that is the direct result of a work […]

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