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Guidance for supervision of construction sites

09 September, 2013

WorkSafe ACT has issued a Guidance Note on what is adequate supervision on a construction site.

Safety bulletin for mining sites

05 September, 2013

NSW Trade & Investment Mine Safety has been provided with information about potential explosions that may occur in sealed goaves or mined out areas.

Work health and safety jurisprudence, organisational culture, risk and decision-making, and user-centred and safe design

22 August, 2013

Safe Work Australia has sponsored four new chapters in the OHS Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals covering work health and safety jurisprudence, organisational culture, risk and decision-making, and user-centred and safe design.

Front-foot approach to managing the health of workers

08 August, 2013

Research has found that 45% of employees in Australia are taking in excess of four weeks off work for minor injuries that should be resolved within five days. Australian organisation Injury Treatment has developed an Early Intervention Model to counteract the detrimental effects that an illness/injury can have on a company’s bottom line.

Evaluating fatigue on mine sites made easier with manual

06 August, 2013

The NSW Government Trade & Investment mine safety department’s fatigue management evaluation manual is designed to help evaluate the existing capacity, culture and approach to managing fatigue in the workplace.

Seven steps to reduce OHS hazards in any industry

29 July, 2013

SAI Global has designed an online scenario-based safety training course that meets critical criteria for OHS hazard audits.

WorkCover focusing on sheep and beef cattle farming safety

24 June, 2013

A plan to make the state’s sheep and beef cattle farms safer has been launched by WorkCover NSW.

Woodside COO to deliver Hazards Australasia keynote

20 June, 2013

Vince Santostefano, the COO of Woodside, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the inaugural iChemE Hazards Australasia conference. He will be joined by Jane Cutler, the CEO of NOPSEMA.

Health and safety representative (HSR) training approved

17 June, 2013

Best Practice Certification has announced for the second year running that it has been approved to provide Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training, following last year’s OH&S harmonisation.

Brightest Spark competition tackles electrical safety incidents

06 June, 2013

Master Electricians Australia has launched a competition to encourage electrical safety in response to a spate of severe electrical safety incidents in NSW.

Pilz/TÜV NORD Certified Machinery Safety Expert training course

08 May, 2013

A collaboration between two international leaders in their respective fields, Pilz and TÜV NORD, the Certified Machinery Safety Expert training (CMSE) course is targeted at professionals who require a thorough understanding of the safety life cycle and who actively lead, coordinate and review the more complex and demanding activities in machinery safety.

Tragedy leads to a career in safety

29 April, 2013

The death of a friend, coupled with a strong interest in science, has led a UQ student to the specialised study of occupational health and safety science to create safer workplaces.

Underground mine safety training gallery

26 April, 2013

SkillsTech Australia has officially opened the Lennon Underground Mine Safety Training Gallery at its Eagle Farm Training Centre in South East Queensland. The gallery will provide safety training for mineworkers by simulating the underground working environment.

Taxi drivers to receive lifesaving first aid skills

16 April, 2013

An online Introduction to First Aid (IFA) awareness course which has been launched by St John Ambulance Victoria will equip more than 11,000 existing Melbourne cab drivers with basic first aid skills.

Getting young workers involved with their own health and safety

16 April, 2013

South Australia’s Youth Work Health and Safety Strategy project, led by CQUniversity researchers, will incorporate social media, integrate with the education system and employers and, most importantly, empower young workers to be resilient rather than vulnerable.

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