Scaled Management Systems

Loss prevention and risk management – Part 2

Part 2: Policy and written statement
The policy is a written summary of management’s dedication to the elimination of business exposures, loss prevention and progressive risk reduction.

Management’s intent must be consistently communicated throughout the business regarding the strategic control and elimination of the root causes for damage, harm, injury, illness, or loss.

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Loss prevention and risk management – Part 1

Part 1: Introduction

Management commitment is the foundation of a strategic plan targeting loss prevention and risk management.

Management has the responsibility of either manufacturing products and / or supplying services which generate profit.

If an organisation, its assets, infrastructure and / or personnel are negatively impacted by hazards then profits are rapidly eroded.

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The Right to Repair

Circular Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz We’ve all been there: the frustration of a cracked phone screen, malfunctioning USB port or flickering laptop display leaves us at the mercy of a chipper so-called genius. A seemingly minor hardware problem often forces the choice between a pricey, time-consuming repair or simply replacing the device entirely. This decision

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Auditing Improves WHS Performance

The client’s problem A metal manufacturing company identified that their health and safety management system’s effectiveness could be improved. There was a widely held belief throughout the company that WHS was a reactionary process controlled by the WHS Coordinator. Consequently, WHS initiatives proved difficult to implement. Organised, planned or systematic methods did not have the

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Incident Investigation Procedure

The client’s problem As there was not a consistent definition or interpretation on incidents & their investigation, a small civil construction company was having difficulty identifying the root causes of incidents. Solution In consultation with their employees, the existing procedure was redeveloped to provide managers and supervisors with concise guidance on the: Definition of an

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Ancient grain, teff, enters the retail market.

Current interest in the nutritional value of ancient grains like quinoa and chia has been the driver of an increase in their consumption. Grain growers in the New South Wales Riverina recognised the popularity of ancient grains and aimed to diversify their crops by including an ancient grain called teff. Teff is a gluten-free whole

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Nature vs Nurture Part 9

We have seen how the human population remains fixed in between a ‘rock and a hard place’ trying to deal with the challenges brought by rapid population growth and yet as new technologies are introduced to deal with those issues the

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Nature vs Nurture Part 8

Australia, along with 5 other countries did not sign the Kyoto Protocol, instead, declaring a pact to share new clean technologies as they were developed. (Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, which Canada joined in 2007.)

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