Risk management and reporting: top OHS issues in 2010

10 May, 2010

A recent safety survey reveals that risk management and reporting are considered the top issues facing Australian OHS managers for 2010.

NSW mining industry to build OHS champions for safer and healthier mines

05 May, 2010

The NSW minerals industry took another step towards a world-leading health and safety culture with plans for building ‘OHS champions’ at every level of the industry.

Emerging risks and new forms of prevention in a changing world of work

05 May, 2010 by Seiji Machida*

The International Labour Organisation’s ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ focuses on emerging risks and new forms of prevention in the ever-changing workplace.

Major work safety reforms in the ACT

04 May, 2010

A new safety body, to be known as WorkSafe ACT, has been established to enhance workplace safety in the ACT.

Health and Safety Innovation Awards at NSW Minerals Council OHS Conference

04 May, 2010

A new machine that has eliminated manual handling injuries at an underground mine in the Hunter Valley was among the winners of this year’s NSW Minerals Council Health and Safety Innovation Awards.

Call for workers compensation funds to be allocated to research

03 May, 2010

At the recent Safety in Action conference, leading safety professionals issued a call to the government for more funding for research into OHS issues.

New Executive Director Health and Safety at WorkSafe Victoria

03 May, 2010

Cath Bowtell has been appointed as WorkSafe Victoria’s Executive Director Health and Safety, replacing John Merritt.

Safety In Action 2010 and Melbourne Materials Handling

19 April, 2010

Safety In Action 2010, in conjunction with Melbourne Materials Handling, promises to be a valuable event for all safety professionals and anyone else involved in all aspects of safety and materials handling.

Seven steps to maximising safety and profits

19 April, 2010

Safety and profitability can and should coexist in every company, even in industries like mining and construction, where hazards are a daily issue for workers and production schedules are critical to management. For safety and profitability to successfully coexist, it is essential for the people who employ workers in these fields to understand that an outstanding safety record is directly linked to the company’s bottom line.

Vibration as big an OHS threat as noise, says testing company

14 April, 2010

Commenting on a study of human vibration, Noise and Vibration Measurement Systems warns of the serious occupational dangers of vibrations in the workplace.

Call for entries for 2010 WorkSafe Victoria Awards

13 April, 2010

Workplaces which have come up with workable solutions to health and safety issues are invited to enter the 2010 WorkSafe Awards.

Expert fears health will be the loser in workers comp harmonisation

12 April, 2010

Return-to-work expert Dr Mary Wyatt has voiced concerns to SafeWork Australia that workers comp harmonisation may impede the process of injured workers returning to work.

OHS harmonisation update: model work health and safety Act

08 April, 2010

As the harmonisation of OHS legislation progresses, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued an update on its progress.

WorkSafe to visit small businesses in Williamstown

07 April, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors will be visiting small businesses in Williamstown as part of a safety campaign from 19-23 April.

Leadership equity in safety to empower workers

01 April, 2010

Every organisation wants long-term growth and profit. A company’s long-term success - what the Australian Institute of Management calls ‘corporate endurance’ - recognises the critical necessity of ‘people’ performance. Therefore, a company has a vested interest in looking after the safety and wellbeing of its people. People drive business performance - up or down. People are a company’s key competitive advantage or disadvantage.

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