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On April 17, a delegation of Chinese Government officials who are visiting Australia to review our work and safety practices, will visit OCTIEF’s Queensland Laboratory to learn about the integration and significance of a national Occupational Health and Safety standard.
The visit by the 16 Chinese nationals, who all hail from various government departments across China’s Fujian province, are here visiting due to the recent legislative changes in Fujian Province’s own work safety standards.
The Delegation’s time at OCTIEF’s Queensland Laboratory will be spent taking a tour of the laboratory facilities along with attending a presentation developed by Managing Director Kevin O’Hara and Group General Manager Jonathan Brunke.
Among the topics to be covered will be OCTIEF’s role in hazardous material management, particularly in relation to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) which similarly poses great health and logistical challenges across China.
But most significantly, owing to the fact the delegates are largely Work Safety Directors; a large proportion of the presentation will focus on Work Safety.
The delegates will learn of the challenges of implementing effective yet unobtrusive safety strategies; their role in improving the quality of working conditions and how the implementation of safety strategies can increase business efficiency and enhance productivity.
The presentation will also illustrate how an adherence to Occupational Health and Safety codes in Australia has helped our mining industry and big-businesses establish a culture of accountability; and how the implementation of a safety culture enriches a brand, promotes ethical standards, and more readily attract workers.
OCTIEF is delighted with the opportunity to meet with the Chinese delegates and looks forward to discussing OCTIEF’s role in propagating leading safety standards and hazardous material management across both Australia and China.
By Joel Whelan.