A recent safety survey reveals that risk management and reporting are considered the top issues facing Australian OHS managers for 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.
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.
A new safety body, to be known as WorkSafe ACT, has been established to enhance workplace safety in the ACT.
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.
At the recent Safety in Action conference, leading safety professionals issued a call to the government for more funding for research into OHS issues.
Cath Bowtell has been appointed as WorkSafe Victoria’s Executive Director Health and Safety, replacing John Merritt.
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.
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.
Commenting on a study of human vibration, Noise and Vibration Measurement Systems warns of the serious occupational dangers of vibrations in the workplace.
Workplaces which have come up with workable solutions to health and safety issues are invited to enter the 2010 WorkSafe Awards.
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.
As the harmonisation of OHS legislation progresses, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued an update on its progress.
WorkSafe Victoria inspectors will be visiting small businesses in Williamstown as part of a safety campaign from 19-23 April.
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.