The NSW Government has established a new strategy to protect workers from contracting deadly lung disease silicosis, which is caused by dry cutting stone.
WorkSafe ACT has issued over 70 notices to construction sites for serious safety breaches, following two worker deaths in 2020.
Queensland Government representatives attended a Roundtable Industry Forum to discuss the economic impacts of coronavirus on the state.
New laws by the Queensland Government could lead to mining bosses facing 20 years in jail if their criminal negligence causes the death of mine or quarry workers.
A set of amendments to NSW Work Health and Safety Regulations came into effect in November 2019.
If passed, individuals could face life imprisonment, or businesses, fines up to $10 million, if reckless or negligent conduct has caused a workplace fatality.
The NSW Explosive Act aims to meet industry needs while protecting workers, the public and property from unsafe explosive and explosive precursor use.
Blood lead thresholds and the definition of "lead risk work" have changed following the 1 July update of NSW Work Health and Safety regulations.
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 is seeking feedback on recommendations for improving the model work health and safety (WHS) laws, following an independent review in 2018.
An issues paper has been released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) seeking input on the regulation of fatigue management.
New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements have come into effect in Queensland.
Amendments to regulations surrounding driver medical standards have now come into effect in Western Australia.
Consistent safety standards on solar farms in Queensland will be enforced by new legislation coming into effect on 13 May 2019.
A new guide for fall arrest and industrial rope access anchorages has now been released by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.