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Deputy Premier tables report on review of WHS (MPS) laws

18 November, 2020

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 updates WHS regulations for GHS 7

12 November, 2020

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.

Second scaffolding safety blitz for NSW

01 October, 2020

A new scaffolding safety blitz has been announced for NSW construction sites, after a recent safety blitz saw 800 notices issued across the state.

NSW Resources Regulator releases quarterly safety report

04 September, 2020

The Quarterly Safety Report for April to June 2020 outlines incidents and trends relating to hazard management and provides sector-specific information.

Standards Australia revises standards for steel structures

03 September, 2020

Standards Australia has revised two standards regarding steel structures and the fabrication and erection of steel structures, to better support the steel sector.

Inspections raise concerns about commercial kitchen safety

19 August, 2020

A proactive inspection program conducted by WorkSafe WA has raised concerns about safety issues in commercial kitchens in workplaces.

Call for comment: offshore oil and gas draft policy

12 August, 2020

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.

Tough mine safety laws a safety net for resources sector

03 July, 2020

Queensland has implemented Australia's toughest mine safety laws, and established a resources safety and health authority, to protect workers in the resources sector.

NSW work health and safety laws updated

17 June, 2020

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.

Qld mine bosses face 20 years' jail for worker deaths

22 May, 2020

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.

COVID-19 mining inspections yield encouraging results

19 May, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has published the findings of its proactive inspection program, which examined mine operator responses to risks posed by COVID-19.

NSW Regulator adopts safeguards to protect mine workers

28 April, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of its inspectors contracting or transmitting the COVID-19 virus.

Step up protective measures for miners in camps

08 April, 2020

The Queensland Government has urged mining companies to provide more protective measures for staff in mining camps, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Mining through COVID-19

03 April, 2020

Key representatives of Australia's mining workers and companies, together with regulators, have issued statements supporting safety in the face of COVID-19.

Work in the time of corona: risk management for COVID-19

31 March, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Australia, WorkCover Queensland has advised employers and workers to manage work health and safety risks.

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