Occupational health and safety

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Industrial safety
Workplace health and safety
Report

Developing international benchmarks of patient safety culture in hospital care

This document reports on patient safety within hospitals across the OECD.
Strategy

NDIS national workforce plan: 2021-2025

The NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021-2025 outlines the Australian Government’s commitment to work with NDIS participants, industry and other stakeholders to grow a responsive and capable workforce for the NDIS. The aim is to ensure the care and support market and workforce are able to...
Briefing paper

Silicosis and the manufactured stone industry: an update

The NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice is currently examining the management of silicosis in the manufactured stone industry as part of its annual review of the NSW Dust Diseases Scheme. This e-brief is a modified version of a paper that the...
Report

Set the standard: report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces

In March 2021, the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces was established by the Australian government. Conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission and led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, the review was asked to make recommendations to ensure that Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces are safe...
Report

Generation expendable? Older women workers in the pandeconomy

Understanding the importance of secure, safe and flexible work as women age, this research project sought to benchmark work outcomes and conditions under the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a platform for less heard voices.
Report

Review of WorkSafe New Zealand’s performance of its regulatory functions in relation to activities on Whakaari White Island

This is a review of the way in which WorkSafe New Zealand performed its regulatory functions in relation to Whakaari White Island eruption in 2019.
Report

Review of the parliamentary workplace: responding to serious incidents

This review found that current procedures and processes are not designed or able to respond appropriately to serious incidents in the Australian parliamentary workplace, particularly with regard to sexual assault. The most significant gap is the absence of readily accessible, timely, independent, trauma-informed services and...
Report

Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces: progress update 2021

The Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces was established in March 2021. This progress update outlines the work of the review to date, including the methodology.
Technical report

Health and safety management using building information modelling: phase two report

The research 'Work Health and Safety Management using Building Information Modelling' is a four-phase study aiming to examine the opportunities to achieve WHS objectives through the application of BIM in major construction projects. This technical report presents the outcomes of Phase 2, including the results...
Report

Equality across the board: investing in workplaces that work for everyone

This report presents research into the collection and reporting of workplace data relevant to sexual harassment by ASX200 companies. The report provides insights into how companies currently collect and use data relating to sexual harassment, and based on those insights, makes recommendations about the role...
Report

Report of the Review of the parliamentary workplace: responding to serious incidents

In February 2021, Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, tasked a review of the procedures and processes involved in identifying, reporting and responding to serious incidents that occur during parliamentary employment. This report has been released to enable briefing for government, opposition, other parties, cross bench...
Report

Review of harassment in the legal profession: final report

This review considered the existing South Australian regulatory framework, policies and procedures that apply to members of the legal profession and staff who work in a legal workplace, as well as best practice in responding to and preventing workplace harassment.
Strategy

A roadmap for respect: preventing and addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Through this document, the Morrison Government outlines its response to the 2020 Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry report, and sets out its long-term commitment to preventing and addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Conference paper

Application of dynamic spreadsheets in the analysis of waste by making-do

This study aims to investigate and analyse waste by making-do in seven companies from Goiás with the aid of a Dashboard and perform the risk analysis of the identified waste. The aim to study making-do is highlighted in view of its relationship with other areas...
Report

Do better — Independent review into Collingwood Football Club’s responses to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace

This review focuses on the responses of the Collingwood Football Club to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace, and the adequacy of the processes for addressing it.
Report

Nature and extent of gender-based violence in individualised disability support and aged care services in Victoria

This scoping study, conducted for WorkSafe Victoria, reports on available evidence on the nature and extent of gender-based violence in individualised disability support and aged care services in Victoria. The study also explores what is known about the circumstances in which working conditions may provide...
Fact sheet

Teacher wellbeing and COVID-19: CSI response for teachers and schools

The health and safety of teachers and their families must be a priority, as they try and balance the different demands at work and home. This fact sheet explores the importance of recognition, acknowledgement and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Heat stress and work in the era of climate change: what we know, and what we need to learn

Research has confirmed that climate change is contributing to the growing problem of heat stress in a wide range of Australian workplaces. This report provides first-hand accounts of dangerous levels of heat stress experienced in a range of occupations – including construction, outdoor maintenance work...
Conference paper

Lean, psychological safety, and behavior-based quality: a focus on people and value delivery

Psychological safety is a construct that can help to bridge the gap in our knowledge of the influence of human factors in the design and success of construction processes, and is based on assessments about the risks associated with an action. Lean principles, such as...
Journal article

Deep learning in the construction industry: a review of present status and future innovations

The construction industry is known to be overwhelmed with resource planning, risk management and logistic challenges which often result in design defects, project delivery delays, cost overruns and contractual disputes. The overall aim of this article was to review existing studies that have applied deep...