Technically, a director joining a board today will not be responsible for decisions made prior to their joining. However, problems may arise in the future as a result of those earlier decisions. There are plenty of tools out there to assist Directors in conducting their due diligence before joining a board, but very little on what to look for in terms of workplace health & safety. So, when you are actively seeking to join a board of directors or you have been approached to join a board, there are a few things I suggest you should consider.
This week I provide a summary of the Workplace Safety Futures report. The report highlights new technologies and ways of working that introduce new risks and challenges for WHS and workers’ compensation, but also have the potential to make work safer and reduce workplace injury. Every business leader should be aware of these trends as they will influence your business in some way or another.
This week I examine why respondents to the latest Australian Institute of Company Directors, Director Sentiment Index survey, didn’t nominate health & safety as something that keeps them awake at night, and why they think health & safety has too much red-tape that hinders productivity.
Have you ever wondered what makes your organisation different to those that have experienced tragic health & safety incidents? In this week’s post I walk through some of the myths directors have in executing health & safety governance.