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In quarrying, unplanned injury strategies can cost organisations up to $1 million in accident compensation and prosecution costs.
In quarrying, unplanned injury strategies can cost organisations up to $1 million in accident compensation and prosecution costs.
 









Online course to teach safety

An Australian risk management training provider has suggested that work-related injuries and illnesses can potentially cost the economy more than $60 billion dollars a year.

In 2010-11, of the 198,960 mining employees in Australia, more than 2515 made serious claims due to workplace injury.

As a result of these figures, risk-management training provider SAI Global has designed an online scenario-based safety training course that meets the critical criteria for OHS hazard audits. It is called Online Auditing OHS Management Systems.

“Inadequate risk plans can increase the rate of workplace injuries, and are mostly the result of a lack of resources and expertise,” said OHS trainer Ray Bedson of SAI Global. “Employers can’t ignore the risks to their employees. A shoulder injury can cost an organisation $400,000 in accident compensation and prosecution costs, and a back injury over $1 million.”

SAI Global has developed seven steps to an effective plan for identifying and reducing workplace risks. It covers commitment, communications, recording of hazards, prioritising, controlling and consulting, monitoring and reviewing and training of new employees.

“In my 30 years in the industry, best practice OHS/risk management plans identify existing known hazards, measure and rank them, and outline simple and practical controls,” said Bedson. “They are developed by managers who understand their workplace surroundings and provide comprehensive training on implementing OHS management systems.  Every plan should simplify company processes and bring them into real-life situations.”

SAI Global’s self-paced course can be accessed online, making it ideal for location-based industries. It focuses not only on the core auditing skills, but also on communication and reporting.

Source: SAI Global










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