Business

Why workplace diversity means better business

23 May, 2018 by

A diverse workplace tends to improve productivity and business performance, according to a white paper from Thomas International.


Women in safety offered scholarship opportunity

21 May, 2018 by

A leadership scholarship worth up to $8000 is currently available for women who work in the workplace health and safety and HR sectors.


Unsafe asbestos removal charges laid in NZ

15 May, 2018 by

A WorkSafe NZ investigation found that a licensed removalist had failed to manage the risk of asbestos appropriately, despite training and a prior improvement notice.


Construction firm fined after apprentice almost killed

14 May, 2018 by

A conviction and $80,000 fine have been delivered to a construction company, after an apprentice plumber was badly injured during an excavation collapse.


FIFO workers report high psychological stress

14 May, 2018 by

More than one-quarter of FIFO workers at remote mining and construction sites rated their psychological stress as high or very high.


Safer communities in focus at technology hackathon

11 May, 2018 by | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Technologies aimed at helping public safety agencies to carry out their duties will be developed at the Motorola Solutions 2018 hackathon.


Farmer feeding sheep killed by trailer

10 May, 2018 by

A farmer has been killed by a trailer at a property near Ouyen.


National Safety Awards nominations now open

10 May, 2018 by

People are encouraged to nominate outstanding WHS initiatives and safety-conscious workers.


Industrial deaths inquiry, submissions open

03 May, 2018 by

An inquiry into the framework for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths has begun.


Be aware of road risks this Road Safety Week

30 April, 2018 by

The road transport industry consistently records some of the highest numbers of work-related deaths, particularly through road crashes.


WHS Regulations amended for lead exposure protection

30 April, 2018 by

Safe Work Australia has made some changes to model WHS regulations to protect workers who are exposed to lead processes.


Injured farmers need more recovery support

30 April, 2018 by

Tailored rehabilitation programs are needed after serious workplace injuries, but researchers have found that the unique needs of farmers are being ignored.


Agricultural processor fined over worker death

26 April, 2018 by

A conviction and $260,000 fine has been handed down to Ricegrowers Ltd, following the death of one of its maintenance workers.


Small revisions keep the WHS Strategy relevant

26 April, 2018 by

A revised version of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 has been released by Safe Work Australia.


Man charged with fraudulent workers comp claims

23 April, 2018 by

A man who fraudulently obtained more than $700,000 in unlawful workers compensation payments has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria.


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