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Wet work exposure report

24 March, 2011

Safe Work Australia has released a report outlining the hazards of working in wet areas.

Report on biological hazards in workplaces

23 March, 2011

Safe Work Australia has issued a report on the exposure of Australian workers to biological hazards and control measures available to eliminate, reduce or control worker exposure to these hazards.

WorkSafe Victoria announces solid results

16 March, 2011

WorkSafe Victoria has announced good results at its mid-year update, but points out that this does not mean efforts to obtain workplace safety should slacken.

Inspection program on high-risk work licences in WA reveals good results

01 March, 2011

A recent WorkSafe WA inspection program on high-risk work licences in Perth and regional WA has revealed pleasing results to the safety regulator.

Improved monitoring for ACT construction projects

07 January, 2011

Following the collapse of a bridge in the ACT in 2010, the ACT Government has put in place more rigorous monitoring of the construction of structures.

Mine safety and underground dust monitoring

06 December, 2010

The NSW Minerals Council stated that mine safety is its primary concern when it announced a new underground dust monitoring initiative.

NSW mining industry leaders gather for safety summit

26 November, 2010

The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council recently met to review the performance of initiatives to improve mine safety in the state.

Can people be responsible for their own safety? Part 2

24 November, 2010

Continuing on from our discussion on the impact of human errors with workplace accidents, Part 2 presents guidance on how to make safe behaviour a habit for workers in their workplace.

Mental stress a major cause of workplace injuries

16 November, 2010

A recent Safe Work Tasmania report identifies the significant link between mental stress and workplace injuries.

Liability laws damaging the economy, survey reveals

16 November, 2010

An Australian Institute of Company Directors survey states that the personal liability aspect of OHS laws is stifling Australian business.

A week of serious safety incidents in Victoria

15 November, 2010

WorkSafe is calling on Victorian employers and workers to ensure high safety standards are in place after a spate of serious incidents in a week.

Can people be responsible for their own safety? Part 1

10 November, 2010

Human error prevention specialist Cristian Sylvestre analyses the human and environmental conditions that frequently lead to workplace accidents and injuries.

Safety figures show improving performance in NSW mining

04 November, 2010

A report from the NSW Minerals Council provides encouraging information about the improvements in safety in the NSW mining industry.

Mesothelioma in NSW still to peak

04 November, 2010

Cancer Institute NSW reports that the number of mesothelioma cases in NSW won’t peak for another 5-10 years, with the annual number of cases increasing four-fold since 1980.

Safety professionals and CFOs need to speak the same language ahead of new OHS Act

04 November, 2010

An insurance and risk adviser firm has called on safety professionals to get more involved with senior executives to ensure their companies and management fully comprehend their new responsibilities under the new OHS Act.

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