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NSW Government seeks feedback on Explosives Act

26 July, 2019

The NSW Explosive Act aims to meet industry needs while protecting workers, the public and property from unsafe explosive and explosive precursor use.


NSW lead WHS regulations amended to meet model laws

24 July, 2019

Blood lead thresholds and the definition of "lead risk work" have changed following the 1 July update of NSW Work Health and Safety regulations.


WA taxi and omnibus drivers subject to OSH laws

05 July, 2019

Taxi and omnibus drivers are now subject to Western Australian (WA) OSH regulations after the WA Government redefined 'commercial vehicles' in June.


Safe Work Australia seeks feedback on improving WHS laws

24 June, 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on recommendations for improving the model work health and safety (WHS) laws, following an independent review in 2018.


Regulation of heavy vehicle driver fatigue reviewed

21 May, 2019

An issues paper has been released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) seeking input on the regulation of fatigue management.


New eligibility requirements for electrical contractors

20 May, 2019

New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements have come into effect in Queensland.


WA driver medical standards updated

15 May, 2019

Amendments to regulations surrounding driver medical standards have now come into effect in Western Australia.


New laws for solar farm safety

13 May, 2019

Consistent safety standards on solar farms in Queensland will be enforced by new legislation coming into effect on 13 May 2019.


New guide for fall arrest and rope access released

02 May, 2019

A new guide for fall arrest and industrial rope access anchorages has now been released by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.


Code for mentally healthy FIFO workplaces launched

04 April, 2019

The first code of practice for promoting mentally healthy FIFO workplaces has been launched in WA.


Mining vehicle collisions on the rise

29 March, 2019

A rise in the number of vehicle collisions at underground metalliferous mines has been reported by the NSW Resources Regulator.


Dangerous goods guidance open for comment

27 March, 2019

Members of the public are being given an opportunity to comment on a draft guide developed for the storage and handling of non-explosive dangerous goods in WA.


Young worker falls targeted in construction safety blitz

22 March, 2019

A construction site safety blitz is taking place on the border of NSW and Victoria, targeting falls among young workers.


New global standard to improve tailings dam safety

18 March, 2019

An independent panel of experts will develop an international standard for tailings facilities, according to the International Council on Mining and Metals.


Investigations underway at chemical site

18 March, 2019

A new chemical site at Campbellfield is currently under investigation by government agencies.


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