The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight a concerning increase in dropped object events in the first quarter of 2013.
NOPSEMA re-emphasises the need to appropriately apply the hierarchy of controls to dropped object hazards.
NOPSEMA has recently developed a series of environmental management documents to inform and assist stakeholders.
Recent documents include:
Identification and management of human factors is critical for the effective and reliable minimisation of risk.
the Regulator - Issue #2 2013 (994.70K)
In this issue:
The 2011-12 NOPSEMA Annual Report has been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament and is published on our Corporate Plans and Reports page.
NOPSEMA is continuing its independent investigation into the fatalities on the Stena Clyde mobile offshore drilling facility in the Bass Strait on 27 August 2012.
A priority for NOPSEMA is to recruit widely to attract quality employees from domestic and international markets.
We aim to foster a professional, innovative and influential workplace that makes a positive difference to safety and environmental outcomes.
The Australian offshore industry's success is inherently aligned to its duty of care to its workforce, the environment and the community, and it is NOPSEMA's responsibility to ensure that industry takes the necessary precautions and measures required in the legislation.
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