It is with great pleasure that Ambrose Building attended our first SCAN4WHS Meeting on the Sunshine Coast at Sundale on Thursday 16th February 2017.

The quarterly meeting brings a group of motivated businesses and government representatives together to discuss Workplace Health and Safety issues and initiatives.

During this meeting we heard Industry Case Studies from:

  • Julie Ashwell (Sundale) on Managing Workers with Non-Work Related Injuries
  • Pam Moore (Sunshine Coast Private Hospital) on Innovations in protecting infrastructure through the unique use of a new type of sandbag
  • Sam Bevis (Architectural Metalworks Australia) on Using the PEfrorM model in Manufacturing
  • Sue Beaton (University of Sunshine Coast) on Office Ergonomics in the Design Phase
  • Sara Pazell (Viva! Health at Work) on the Value Proposition of Good Work Design (Rio Tinto Weipa)

We were also provided a Workcover Update from Helena Creighton and WHSQ update from Kerry Cowling, Jennue Hunter and Greg Karlsson.

Some of the key takeaways and resources included:

  • eNEWS (is a free email subscription service keeping you informed on a range of topics and health and safety issues that affect workplaces in Queensland.
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  • Heat Stress
  • WHS eTools for use by businesses and organisations to assess the risks for various hazards and determine the return on investment for their health and safety initiatives.
  • Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 amendment and 18 additional on the spot fines
  • Young Workers Safety Resources