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CoR in Australia - Does your company have a process in place for assessing Chain of Responsibility (CoR)?

Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law are coming in August 2018, and will affect numerous industries across Australia.

Making the Case for Contractor Management

New research paper from the National Safety Council examines the safety benefits of third-party management

New ABCC Building Code Service Available from BROWZ

BROWZ Australia has developed a questionnaire which helps Principal Contractors and Lead Contractors assess their sub-contractors under the Building Code.

Shipping- A Compliance Concern

Closely managing a supply chain is essential for business - corporations need to be assured that their suppliers are involved in risk mitigation to avoid fines and a bad reputation.

Technology Is a Necessary Part of Prequalifying Suppliers and Contractors

When you bring in an outside company to work on any job for your organization, you run certain risks, particularly if that company isn’t prequalified to be safe, reliable and socially responsible. Risks include simple things like delays on the project to …

Planning for Emergencies

While no one likes to think about an emergency situation occurring in their organization, turning a blind eye to it often results in not making any plans.

Ashland Reduces Cost and Improves Safety with BROWZ

Ashland Inc. is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets. With over 10,000 employees and sites in 100 countries, workplace safety is a top concern.

The BROWZ Process - From Start to Finish

Just what does the BROWZ process look like? We understand that software alone doesn’t ensure the success of your contractor prequalification program. That’s why we place equal emphasis on delivering personalized service. In other words, with BROWZ, you’re…

Global Safety Practice: Fit Testing

Many occupations world-wide require workers to wear respiratory protective equipment to protect their lungs while on the job and to prevent long-term illnesses and diseases.

Australia moving toward harmonised safety compliance

Australian companies are closer to having a set of national safety standards to observe, which will provide workers in various industries with health and safety policies that protect them from harm while on the job.

Facility noncompliance leads to fatality

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an industrial company after one of its employees was killed while on the job.

Chemical company receives recognition for environmental, safety improvements

Nissan Chemical Houston Corporation was recently recognized by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) for its efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety, and security processes.

Chemical company cited for noncompliance

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited a chemical company for 10 serious health and safety violations.

Hiring companies under scrutiny after factory fire

After a factory fire killed more than 100 people in Bangladesh, many companies that use materials and/or service suppliers from across the world are being scrutinized for working with contractors that fail to abide by safety standards and properly screen …

OSHA cites chemical manufacturer for noncompliance

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited chemical manufacturer Dover Chemical. The company racked up 47 health and safety violations during an OSHA investigation of an unexpected release of hazardous ma…

FDA may seek more authority over pharmaceutical manufacturing

The head of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently requested more authority to investigate pharmaceutical manufacturers, in an effort to ensure the operations comply with health and safety regulations, The Associated Press reported.

Mining compliance results in award

Lone Mountain Processing's Darby Fork No. 1 Mine at Holmes Mill recently was presented with awards for exemplary safety compliance, according to the Harlan area newspaper the Harlan Daily.

Silica exposure a safety managagement issue

Workers in many industries are at risk of being exposed to crystalline silica, a mineral that can cause silicosis or lung cancer if inhaled.

Dust collection dangerous for workers

Air quality is a major concern for the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and it should be for manufacturers, as well.

Global pharmaceutical manufacturing could cause safety concerns

The expanse of the pharmaceutical supply chain has raised concerns among many firms in the industry, and it's becoming so large it's difficult for companies to ensure their suppliers are following proper protocol to ensure their products are safe.

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