Safety Induction for Queensland's Film, TV and New Media Industry
Studies of Queensland's film, television and new media industry demonstrate that OHS is not appropriately managed in some sectors of the industry. Of particular note is a lack of understanding of legislation, a failure to conduct risk assessments and to establish effective OHS systems and programs. Although there is a commitment among industry workers to improve their OHS performance and culture, many lack the basic skills and knowledge with which to achieve this goal. This paper proposes that a general safety induction course is provided for all workers entering Queensland's film, television and new media workforce. It discusses the challenges of implementing such a strategy, the benefits that would accrue from the scheme and proposes further action for implementation.
The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand
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Film and Television