Legislation improves mental health support for Vic workers

03 December, 2020

The Victorian Government has introduced legislation that enables Victorian workers affected by work-related mental health injuries to access treatment and support.

SafeWork SA reveals winners of Safe Work Month competition

01 December, 2020

To mark National Safe Work Month, SafeWork SA held an Organise Your Own Workplace Activity competition, with six workplaces recognised for their workplace initiatives.

WorkSafe WA records multiple prosecutions

01 December, 2020

WorkSafe WA has prosecuted and fined two companies and two individuals, for failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for employees.

Construction safety issues improving in Throsby

30 November, 2020

WorkSafe ACT inspectors have noted an improvement in WHS standards across residential construction sites in Throsby, as part of Operation Safe Prospect.

Report: 53% work-related fatalities decrease between 2007 and 2019

26 November, 2020

A report released by Safe Work Australia has revealed that the rate of work-related fatalities has decreased by 53% between 2007 and 2019.

Family and Injured Worker Support Group holds first meeting

25 November, 2020

SafeWork NSW's 'Family and Injured Worker Support Group' has addressed workplace fatalities and injuries as part of its inaugural meeting.

After mental illness: supporting worker return to work

24 November, 2020

A study into worker mental health problems has called on employers to provide a tailored approach to help employees achieve a sustainable return to work.

NSW Government grants $3.3m for farm safety

20 November, 2020

The NSW Government will provide $3.3 million in funding to support safety on NSW farms, with $2.8 million allocated to the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program.

NSW Government invests in workplace safety

19 November, 2020

The NSW Government will allocate funding to enhance workplace safety and wellbeing, and to improve the physical and mental health of all workers.

Building supervisor fined for non-compliance

18 November, 2020

The supervisor of a house construction in WA has been fined $5000 for failing to comply with approved plans or building standards for the house.

Deputy Premier tables report on review of WHS (MPS) laws

18 November, 2020

The NSW Deputy Premier has tabled the report into the statutory review of the WHS (Mines and Petroleum Sites) laws; the review has made 40 recommendations for improvements to the laws.

Safe Work Australia updates WHS regulations for GHS 7

12 November, 2020

Safe Work Australia has updated the Model WHS Regulations (Hazardous Chemicals) Amendment 2020 ahead of the two-year transition to GHS 7, commencing in January 2021.

Vic Govt invests $500,000 in start-up contracts

09 November, 2020

The Victorian Government has allocated $500,000 worth of IT contract work to three local start-ups to develop technology solutions for workplace safety, transport and education.

Report: COVID-19 prompts 533 workers compensation claims

06 November, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released a snapshot of workers compensation claims related to COVID-19 up to 31 July 2020.

Signs your workplace does not take mental health seriously

29 October, 2020

The Black Dog Institute is urging workplaces to proactively support employees who need mental health support by implementing proven programs.

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