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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.

WorkSafe delivers solid financial and operational results

06 September, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria has reported its lowest-ever injury rate and solid financial results over the past financial year.

Baulderstone secures 100,000-hour safety milestone

09 August, 2010

Baulderstone has set a new benchmark for safety at an Australian Defence Department project in Townsville, North Queensland.

Status of OHS in Australian construction

01 July, 2010

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner recently released its ‘Biannual Report July to December 2009’, an analysis on OHS data collected from reports from accredited construction companies for the second half of the 2009 calendar year.

European survey shows gaps in dealing with work-related stress

15 June, 2010

A recent European workplace health and safety survey shows that there are many concerns over work-related stress, but few companies are in a position to deal with it.

ISO report reveals elevators may save lives in emergencies

04 June, 2010

A recent ISO technical report claims that lifts may be viable escape options, contrary to conventional thinking to avoid lifts in such circumstances.

Does human error cause accidents?

03 June, 2010 by Gary Rowe*

‘Human error’ is often associated with workplace accidents. But is that really the cause or is it more a case of ‘human action’?

Slips, trips and falls on domestic construction sites costing millions

11 May, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria recently launched a new campaign to reduce the number of domestic construction site injuries.

Risk management and reporting: top OHS issues in 2010

10 May, 2010

A recent safety survey reveals that risk management and reporting are considered the top issues facing Australian OHS managers for 2010.

Vibration as big an OHS threat as noise, says testing company

14 April, 2010

Commenting on a study of human vibration, Noise and Vibration Measurement Systems warns of the serious occupational dangers of vibrations in the workplace.

Europe calls for chemicals to be classified as ‘high concern’

29 March, 2010

A call has been issued by the European Chemicals Agency for eight chemicals, that are commonly used in industrial applications and processes, to be classified as hazardous.

Senior safety executives' salaries have tumbled

08 March, 2010

The salaries of Australia’s top safety executives fell by an average $59,000 during the last 12 months, a recent survey reveals.

US study identifies health concerns for shift workers

01 December, 2009

Chronobiology International has published a 14-year study that shows nightshift workers are at a significantly increased risk of impaired glucose metabolism.

Could ‘zero harm' be killing people?

20 October, 2009

Could ‘zero harm’ be killing our people? Yes, says veteran OHS expert Phillip Byard, ahead of his 29 October address to The Safety Conference at the Sydney Showground.

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