Rebecca Nugent - Safety Geek

WHS Professional in Adelaide

Hi. I’m Beck and I am a Safety Geek. I am passionate about Safety and everything that is Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Compliance.

Safety is very important, but it doesn’t have to be hard.

I have worked in Safety and Compliance for almost 20 years. I started out as a Registered Nurse and have worked as an Occupational Health Nurse and many other roles within

  • Health
  • Safety
  • Injury Management
  • Quality Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Compliance
  • Improvement

I have experience from all kinds industries including

  • Defence
  • Agriculture
  • Stevedoring
  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy vehicle
  • Transport, logistics and warehousing
  • Call centre
  • Internet / telecommunications
  • Automotive
  • Steel
  • Contractor Management and labour hire

View my career and education history here

Let me help your business be safer!

Return to Work SA Online Webinars

Return to Work SA have free online skill building workshops available for Employers Topics include Introduction to Mentally Healthy Workplaces Supporting return to work: A guide for managers Back to basics – A Return to Work Coordinator refresher The 2020 / 21 training calendar is here RTWSA training and events can be found here https://www.rtwsa.com/about-us/returntoworksa/events […]


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Respirators and face masks

There has been a huge increase in demand for P2 respirators for use against airborne pollutants with recent events in Australia such as bushfires and the COVID 19 Pandemic. Many more non-compliant respirators are becoming available. The Australian Institute of Health & Safety has released this media statement https://www.aihs.org.au/news-and-publications/news/media-release-urgent-call-national-register-respirators-protect A coalition of workplace health and […]


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Plant risk assessments

Plant is a major cause of workplace death and injury in Australian workplaces. As detailed in Managing the risks of plant in the workplace – Code of Practice there are significant risks associated with using plant and severe injuries can result from the unsafe use of plant, including limbs amputated by unguarded moving parts of […]


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Roof falls

Working on roofs can be high risk Many activities carried out on roofs are considered ‘construction work’ This includes work carried out in connection with altering,converting, renovating, repairing, maintaining, demolishing or dismantling a roof of a structure Examples of these activities include tiling roofing restoration installing solar panels Minor work on roofs that is not […]


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COVID-19 Information for workplaces

Head to https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces for specific COVID 19 information for each industry. The following guidance is also available to help workplaces with the current COVID risks and their WHS obligations Signage and posters Resource kit Translated information Cleaning Working from home Mental health Duties under the WHS Act Vulnerable workers Workers rights #asksafetygeek if you want […]


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COVID-19 and keeping safe at work

Here is the latest advice on managing this risks at work from https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/ All employers are also encouraged to consider alternative ways of delivering their business practices and services, such as switching to online ordering, payment and delivery. If it is not possible to work from home or redesign practices, it is vital that no […]


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COVID-19 Pandemic and mental health

Here are some resources and strategies to help us all cope with social distancing, self-isolation or quarantine during this time. Health.gov.au COVID-19 National Health Plan – Supporting the mental health of Australians through the Coronavirus pandemic https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-national-health-plan-supporting-the-mental-health-of-australians-through-the-coronavirus-pandemic Beyond Blue Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak Lifeline Mental Health and Wellbeing during […]


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Coronavirus (COVID-19 )

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. This health alert has more detail. The Australian Government Department of Health has Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources available https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-resources Thanks to TradieWives and OHS Compliance Solutions for this blog article and resources. Stay safe everyone


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Industrial Manslaughter

Victoria, Queensland and the ACT are now the three Australian jurisdictions with a specific industrial manslaughter offences. The objectives of the industrial manslaughter laws that Victoria have recently introduced include  To prevent workplace deaths  To deter persons who owe certain duties under Part 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) from breaching those duties […]


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Volunteers and WHS

Volunteers are considered workers under the model WHS laws . A volunteer is a person who works for a PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking) without payment or financial reward. An organisation must provide the same protections to its volunteers as it does to its paid workers. If you want to know more go to https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/topic/volunteers or […]


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