The NSW Deputy Premier has tabled the report into the statutory review of the WHS (Mines and Petroleum Sites) laws; the review has made 40 recommendations for improvements to the laws.
Safe Work Australia has updated the Model WHS Regulations (Hazardous Chemicals) Amendment 2020 ahead of the two-year transition to GHS 7, commencing in January 2021.
A new scaffolding safety blitz has been announced for NSW construction sites, after a recent safety blitz saw 800 notices issued across the state.
The Quarterly Safety Report for April to June 2020 outlines incidents and trends relating to hazard management and provides sector-specific information.
Standards Australia has revised two standards regarding steel structures and the fabrication and erection of steel structures, to better support the steel sector.
A proactive inspection program conducted by WorkSafe WA has raised concerns about safety issues in commercial kitchens in workplaces.
As part of the Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is seeking feedback about a draft framework policy.
Queensland has implemented Australia's toughest mine safety laws, and established a resources safety and health authority, to protect workers in the resources sector.
The NSW Parliament has increased penalty amounts for all WHS offences, and prohibited insurance and indemnity arrangements, as part of new amended NSW WHS laws.
The Qld Government has extended the offence of industrial manslaughter to the resources sector; this could see mining executives jailed for up to 20 years.
The NSW Resources Regulator has published the findings of its proactive inspection program, which examined mine operator responses to risks posed by COVID-19.
The NSW Resources Regulator has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of its inspectors contracting or transmitting the COVID-19 virus.
The Queensland Government has urged mining companies to provide more protective measures for staff in mining camps, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Key representatives of Australia's mining workers and companies, together with regulators, have issued statements supporting safety in the face of COVID-19.
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Australia, WorkCover Queensland has advised employers and workers to manage work health and safety risks.