Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
Health and Safety
LA5, LA14, LA6, LA15: OH&S systems and practices
- Fully implement reporting system for OH&S by early- to mid-2006
Performance 2005-06 and trends
DEH’s systems and practices for OH&S incidents and reporting are governed by the Australian Government’s health and safety legislation and the insurance provider, Comcare. DEH complies with this legislation and Comcare’s requirements, which are consistent with International Labour Organisation (ILO) guidelines.
Staff are involved in OH&S practices and systems through a network of OH&S representatives and committees. These function to help identify OH&S issues and solutions. There are 42 OH&S representatives in DEH, and a further 7 specific to the Australian Government Antarctic Division (AGAD). Both the Certified Agreement and individual contracts address OH&S requirements.
Key OH&S systems and practices developments in 2005-06 include:
- the employment of new OH&S staff
- development of new safety information for staff
- improved communications with Comcare and other OH&S stakeholders
- completing the implementation of the ParkSafe OH&S system for the National Parks
- continued development work on the online OH&S system.
DEH is continuing development work on a new online system for OH&S incident reporting. Software and system development issues have prevented this system becoming operational by mid-2006, but it is expected to be in place in 2006-07.
- Review all DEH OH&S policies and procedures by July 2007.
- Sustainability Report 05-06
- Executive summary
- Vision and strategy
- Our organisation
- Policy and influence
- Environmental performance
- Social performance
- Economic performance
- Report assurance statement
- Case studies
- GRI index
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