Business

Alarming statistics on Queensland building industry risks

02 June, 2009

The Queensland Premier recently announced a new taskforce to tackle health problems in the construction industry following a shocking report that reveals high levels of obesity, smoking and problem drinking among builders.


Free safety information for NSW businesses during June

28 May, 2009

The NSW government has announced a series of training events across the state for the month of June as part of Manual Handling Month.


WA government concerned over national OHS legislation

28 May, 2009

The Western Australian government has raised a number of concerns over the proposed national model OHS legislation at the recent WRMC meeting.


Construction industry commits to Zero Harm program

25 May, 2009

A new safety program was recently released in Queensland to assist in reducing the incidence of injuries and deaths in the construction industry.


EPA provides funding for regional asbestos disposal

25 May, 2009

The Environment Protection Agency has provided funding towards the establishment of several asbestos collection centres in regional Victoria.


Shocking safety result for Scoresby businesses

25 May, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has warned Scoresby businesses to improve their health and safety performance after 251 safety issues were identified during a five-day safety campaign.


NOPSA hosts Malaysian government and petroleum industry delegation

25 May, 2009

Australia's offshore petroleum safety authority, NOPSA, recently hosted a delegation from Malaysia's government and petroleum industry to discuss OHS issues for the offshore petroleum industry.


Ten tips for preventing stress in the workplace

20 May, 2009

Stress can make the workplace unsafe. To contribute to a safer workplace, a number of steps should be taken to reduce the stress in it, as workplace advocate Return To Work Matters points out.


Online safety tips to help young workers

19 May, 2009

Young South Australians now have a dedicated website to answer their questions about workplace safety, fair pay and conditions.


Safety responsibilities cannot be outsourced

18 May, 2009

Companies employing subcontractors should be conscious of their responsibilities to provide a safe environment for all people working on their behalf, not just employees, and that safe work practices are being carried out by all of them.


Safety initiative reduces work injuries in SA

15 May, 2009

A South Australian government safety initiative has achieved a big improvement in the number of work-related injuries at those businesses with the worst track records for injuries and claims.


Public comment period for plant regulation closing soon

04 May, 2009

Safe Work Australia has issued a reminder that the three-month public comment period on plant regulation ends Friday 15 May 2009.


International Workers Memorial Day

01 May, 2009

International Workers Memorial Day was observed on 28 April 2009 to emphasise the need for comprehensive laws to protect the safety of workers in the workplace.


New distributor for workplace noise and air quality products

01 May, 2009

Trio Smartcal has been appointed to distribute Casella CEL’s range of workplace monitoring products.


Safety risks identified in campaign

01 May, 2009

A safety inspection in one of Melbourne's outer suburbs has yielded considerable cause for concern over many safety issues.


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