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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.


Investigations underway at chemical site

18 March, 2019

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


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.


Calls for workplace sexual harassment reforms

08 March, 2019

In an effort to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, a diverse range of organisations has banded together to call for a range of reforms.


New standards matrix shows OHS changes

07 March, 2019

With the recent introduction of the AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, a new matrix has been released to help businesses stay abreast of changes.


Zero mining fatalities reported for 2017–18

28 February, 2019

Favourable trends in the mining industry have been highlighted by a recent report from the NSW Resources Regulator.


Model WHS laws working as intended, review finds

27 February, 2019

A recent review of the model WHS laws has provided 34 recommendations to enhance the current WHS framework.


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