The Australian government has revised the Code of Conduct for the building and construction industry, in line with the Fair Work Act 2009.
The National Transport Commission is seeking public comment to assist with a review of transport medical standards for drivers and rail safety workers.
The Tasmanian Workers Commemorative Park was opened in Launceston recently to act as a reminder of the importance of safety in the workplace.
Tennant is about to bypass its previous New Zealand distribution structure and service the NZ market direct.
A return-to-work agency suggests that the proposed reforms to Victoria's Accident Compensation Act represents an opportunity to improve OHS outcomes, in spite of generally negative industry reaction.
Although human error is a part of everyday life, many industries seem to be reluctant to look at reducing the unintentional mistakes people make that can cause injuries. The more popular approach seems to be trying ‘fix’ the problems instead.
A new code of practice has been released in Queensland for the safe erection of scaffolding.
Changes to the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 became effective from 1 July.
The inaugural NOPSA OHS performance report highlights a number of safety concerns for the Australian offshore petroleum industry.
The ACT government is moving closer to national OHS harmonisation, announcing that it will mandate a construction induction card and licensing for persons performing high-risk work in October 2009.
Research grants are being made available to South Australians to help build knowledge of workplace health and safety.
Unanimous agreement was recently reached among state transport ministers for the recognition of industry-developed rail safety standards.
Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing industry responses to a discussion paper on plant safety.
The rights of union officials to enter sites under NSW OHS legislative criteria was clarified recently in the Federal Court.
A recent court case in the Industrial Court of Queensland clarifed the factors that determine the extent of fines imposed.