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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.

Analysis of new draft Safe Work Act

02 October, 2009

The draft model OHS legislation has been released by Safe Work Australia for public consultation, along with draft model regulations.

Federal Safety Commissioner seeks feedback

10 August, 2009

The building and costruction industry is being encouraged to provide feedback on OHS matters to the Federal Safety Commissioner.

Offshore health and safety report highlights challenges facing industry

10 July, 2009

The inaugural NOPSA OHS performance report highlights a number of safety concerns for the Australian offshore petroleum industry.

WorkSafe head to deliver report card at Safety in Action

17 March, 2005

Determined to lead a more transparent WorkSafe Victoria, Executive Director John Merritt promises to bare all in his March 21 keynote address to delegates at the Safety in Action Conference.

Fire engineering now trendy

28 February, 2005

Fire safety engineering has helped to create a masterpiece in urban re-generation in the newly opened building known as 'The Refinery' at Cutters Landing in Brisbane.

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