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Audit program sets sights on mining aviation safety

28 October, 2020

The Basic Aviation Risk Standard program, implemented by the Flight Safety Foundation, has reduced aviation accidents in the mining sector since 2012.

OFSC audit activities revised due to COVID-19 restrictions

14 August, 2020

Federal Safety Commissioner David Denney has revised the OFSC Audit Arrangements in Victoria to reflect changes in the construction industry due to COVID-19.

Fraudulent construction training courses offered online

21 July, 2020

As misleading websites offer discounted white card courses, NT workers must attain their white card through an approved registered training organisation.

VBA investigations uncover 12 unregistered plumbers

29 June, 2020

The Victorian Building Authority has taken enforcement action against 12 unlicensed or unregistered plumbers, following inspections across the Gippsland region.

Milestone 500 companies reached for WHS Accreditation Scheme

25 June, 2020

The Federal Safety Commissioner's Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme has achieved a notable milestone, with 500 companies now accredited.

WA jobseekers misled by construction training courses

27 May, 2020

Construction jobseekers in Western Australia are being misled by a training provider that offers 'introductory' courses at reduced prices.

SafeWork SA contacts businesses to manage COVID-19 risks

26 May, 2020

As businesses reopen in South Australia, SafeWork SA will be contacting employers via phone to provide guidance and help manage the risks of COVID-19.

COVID-19 exercise a success for Far West mines

19 May, 2020

PANDEMINEIUM, a virtual underground mine collapse exercise, was performed at NSW mines to test the effectiveness of new COVID-19 operating constraints.

OFSC amends operations in light of COVID-19

01 April, 2020

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner has introduced temporary changes in audit processes for the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme.

Coronavirus advice for NSW workplaces

24 March, 2020

SafeWork NSW has issued advice for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on managing the coronavirus outbreak in their workplace.

SafeWork SA campaigns to reduce musculoskeletal disorders

20 January, 2020

SafeWork SA is performing a compliance and safety awareness campaign, to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the manufacturing industry.

How to conduct a safety audit of your workplace

06 December, 2019 by Penny Geftakis*

Regularly conducting workplace safety audits can help mitigate or prevent injuries and fatalities. Penny Geftakis offers five steps to a proper safety audit.

Academy for hydraulics-focused training

02 December, 2019

Hydraulink announced in November 2019 that it is setting up a training school to offer a range of hydraulics-focused training programs.

Fail safely: why VR is a game changer for safety training

18 September, 2019 by Ken Kencevski*

VR allows real-life hazards to be experienced in a virtual environment. Ken Kencevski outlines its benefits, applications and recent uptake.

Workplace bullying occurs at all levels

05 September, 2019

In this episode of EML's Inappropriate Corporation, Dave learns that bullying can occur at all levels of an organisation.

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