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Nominations open for 2021 WorkSafe Awards

09 April, 2021

Nominations are open for Victoria's 2021 WorkSafe Awards, to celebrate individuals and businesses that have made a difference to workplace health and safety.


Fleetcoach driver safety training

01 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Fleetcoach

Fleetcoach has developed a range of driver training plans, focusing on fleet management, driver safety and wellbeing.


Campaign gives workplace safety a common language

01 April, 2021

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a multilingual campaign to inform non-English speakers about key safety issues in the workplace, in 19 languages.


Vic urges workplace safety prioritisation after 65 died in 2020

29 March, 2021

Victorian employers and workers have been urged to prioritise workplace health and safety, after 65 workers died in 2020.


Strengthening safety compliance in preparation for continued change

23 March, 2021 by Craig Salter, Founder, Safety Champion Software | Supplied by: Safety Champion Software Pty Ltd

Ensuring safety compliance activities continue to operate to a high standard, and in line with the legal frameworks, will be a continuing challenge of 2021.


Ethical mining: stocks drop for companies linked to human rights abuses

16 March, 2021

International research has found that human rights abuses by mining companies can negatively impact their sharemarket value, fuelled by negative media coverage.


Mandating COVID-19 vaccination: when is it lawful and reasonable?

08 March, 2021 by Patrick Walsh, Director, DW Fox Tucker Lawyers | Supplied by: DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

We can now prevent people from developing COVID-19, but when is it lawful and reasonable for employers to direct employees to undergo vaccination against COVID-19?


SWA releases COVID-19 vaccine WHS guidelines

26 February, 2021

Safe Work Australia has released guidance for workplaces about COVID-19 vaccines, with information about vaccine work health and safety for employers.


Contractor charged over fatal brick wall collapse

19 February, 2021

A contractor has been charged with breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act, after a worker was crushed beneath a brick wall at a construction site.


Industry leaders to promote safety in manufacturing

10 February, 2021

Four leaders from the manufacturing sector have been selected by SafeWork NSW to improve industry safety, using new workplace tools and experience.


Mechanic ordered to pay back fraudulent compensation claim

09 February, 2021

A Victorian man caught working while receiving payments from workers compensation after he injured his arm while working as a mechanic must repay $96,196.


WA employers urged to review plans as cyclone season nears

28 January, 2021

Employers in Western Australia are being urged to review their contingency plans for the cyclone season, as Tropical Cyclone Lucas forms off the North-West Coast.


Mining sector strives to eliminate sexual harassment

21 January, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has launched a policy to eliminate sexual harassment in the Australian mining industry.


New public register for asbestos removal licence holders

20 January, 2021

From 1 February 2021, those with an ACT licence for asbestos removal (class A or class B) will have their licence details published on the WorkSafe ACT online register.


SWA releases 2018–2019 workers compensation report

15 January, 2021

SWA has released a report detailing workers compensation statistics from 2018–2019, revealing which occupations had the highest rate of serious claims.


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