Ignorance vs. Ineptitude: What it means, and how we can change it

Reported by Admin | 03 Jul, 2015 | 02:21pm

When it comes to making mistakes in the workplace there are two different kinds; ignorance and ineptitude. This post includes the difference between both, a real life story of how ineptitude can be a potential killer, and a simple solution as to how it can be avoided.

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Reported by Admin | 02 Jul, 2015 | 10:51am

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Be cautious of normalization

Reported by Tania | 29 Jun, 2015 | 03:28pm

We all know some jobs carry a higher risk than others. Often when we start a job, task or activity we are aware and cautious of this risk. As time goes on, many of us become comfortable, with a false sense of security of the dangers associated with the task we’re undertaking.

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Stress and burnout common among education workers

Reported by Stephen | 07 Jul, 2015 | 03:47pm

A report released by Monash University shows stress and burnout are some of the health and safety concerns raised by workers in schools, TAFEs and other education services.

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WA District Court Judge: Company’s negligence resulted to worker’s serious burns

Reported by Haydee | 07 Jul, 2015 | 03:57pm

A company in Kalgoorlie was found negligent after a worker suffered burns to his body during a social function at the company’s premises in November 2011.

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Overseas worker allegedly gets stood down for helping injured co-worker

Reported by Haydee | 07 Jul, 2015 | 01:41pm

A Taiwanese meatworker who appeared on a TV program to be the face of alleged exploitation of working holiday visa workers has been stood down from work after helping an injured co-worker.

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Manufacturing company accused of bullying

Reported by Haydee | 06 Jul, 2015 | 12:56pm

A union is accusing an oil and gas company of bullying after workers complained of dictatorial style of management wherein workers are “placed under intense pressure by punitive managers where minor breaches have automatically resulted in first and final warnings.”

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New resource management regulations complementing existing safety and environmental regulations come into effect this month

Reported by Haydee | 06 Jul, 2015 | 11:11am

New regulations for the petroleum and geothermal industries which complements the existing safety and environmental regulations in Western Australia come into effect this month.

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Truck Crash on Bruce Hwy Hurts Two, One in Critical Condition

Reported by Robel | 06 Jul, 2015 | 10:25am

A man is in critical condition after two trucks figured in an incident on the Bruce Highway, north of Rockhampton early Friday morning.