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Strategy to protect workers from silicosis

25 February, 2020

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 continues inspection of construction sites

20 February, 2020

WorkSafe ACT has issued over 70 notices to construction sites for serious safety breaches, following two worker deaths in 2020.

Coronavirus prompts economic crisis talks in Qld

11 February, 2020

Queensland Government representatives attended a Roundtable Industry Forum to discuss the economic impacts of coronavirus on the state.

Mining bosses could face jail, $13m fine for worker deaths

05 February, 2020

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.

18 NSW WHS Regulation amendments now in effect

27 November, 2019

A set of amendments to NSW Work Health and Safety Regulations came into effect in November 2019.

NT industrial manslaughter laws to be debated by end 2019

23 September, 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.

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.

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