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Workers Compensation Fraud Still Exists

  It can happen to any good business owner. You took all the right steps to make sure that you ...
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The Topic of Tagging and Testing

Recently, we had a client ask about the tagging and testing requirements under the new NSW WHS Legislation as it ...
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Safety Leadership

Creating a total safety culture requires a common vision and effort from everyone in an organisation. There is compelling scientific ...
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Having a Truck License Does Not Mean You are a Good or Safe Driver

  A Message to Newly Licensed Truck Drivers Having a truck license does not mean you are a good or ...
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Why Proper Fitting Personal Protective Equipment is Important

The importance of having personal protective equipment (PPE) fits correctly can never be overestimated. Whether it is the exposure to ...
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The Truth of Bullying in the Workplace

You may not even realise that it’s happening all around you, but the sad truth is that hundreds of thousands ...
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The Benefits of Getting Your Staff Flu Vaccinations

Every year as winter comes around and the weather starts to change, our staff often get struck down with coughs, ...
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Lessons Learnt From A Safety Regulator Visit

Dowell Solutions had a client who had the unfortunate experience of having an employee injured at work that resulted in ...
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PINs

Dowell Solutions has received many enquiries from employers concerned about Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs), what they must do if one ...
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Paying Staff Correctly and Keeping Up with Changes

This month’s Reader’s Request came from a client who is concerned about ensuring that they are paying staff correctly and ...
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Contractor Management

Recently I have been getting a lot of queries about contractors and what we should be supplying them and what ...
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Annual Re-Induction Time

What have you planned for your first day back at work after the Christmas and New Year break? Many companies' ...
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Planning A Safe Staff Christmas Party

November arrives and so has the tinsel and Christmas decorations in our local stores and streets. If you are planning ...
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Cost Benefits of Engaging Dowell Solutions Services

There are many benefits for businesses that engage Dowell Solutions services, however, first, you need to understand what the costs are to your organisation to ...
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Managing Theft From Workplace First Aid Kits

Unfortunately, the “thy shall not steal” commandment is not inbuilt in all of us and even with workplace policies on theft and ...
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Risk Score Calculator

The risk matrix tool or calculator we use for risk assessments at work is different from the one used in ...
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Benefits of Studying Via Distance

Enticing Everyone To Get An Education. There are many benefits of studying via distance as it enables you to participate ...
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What Not to Ask at the Interview

Throughout my business, I deal with many organisations that are recruiting and many clients who are trying to be recruited ...
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The Importance of Pre-Employment Medicals

Recruitment can be a costly and resource-hungry exercise, however if we don’t get it right and protect our business and employees ...
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Pre-Employment Testing

The cost of recruitment to employers is often a huge expense that we only plan or pay for when forced ...
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