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Queensland Mine Safety and Health Commissioner appointed

04 August, 2009

Queensland's first Mine Safety and Health Commissioner has recently been appointed.


Offshore industry urged to focus on safety

04 August, 2009

An Australian safety regulator is urging the oil and gas industry to take a strategic approach to safety on offshore facilities.


CraneSafe expands inspections

04 August, 2009

Truck-mounted concrete pumps have now been added to CraneSafe Australia’s OHS assessment program.


New Comcare publication

03 August, 2009

A new publication has been released by Comcare to outline how organisations can benefit from investing in health initiatives for its workers.


Loss of health and safety committee a blow to NZ workers

03 August, 2009

A decision to disband a government advisory committee in New Zealand will be a major setback for workplace safety, says union.


Qld establishes road traffic controller work-safety taskforce

28 July, 2009

A state government taskforce has been set up to look into ways to improve the safety of traffic controllers on Queensland's roads.


New national construction induction card and training requirements

27 July, 2009

The Queensland construction industry has been brought into line with national safety initiatives, with the adoption of a new-look safety induction card.


Safety initiative for labour-hire market

24 July, 2009

A labour-hire company has taken the initiative to promote workplace safety amongst all of its candidates.


Workplace first-aid training campaign

22 July, 2009

St John Ambulance is undertaking a Victoria-wide workplace first-aid training and awareness program.


National Code of Practice revised for building and construction industry

20 July, 2009

The Australian government has revised the Code of Conduct for the building and construction industry, in line with the Fair Work Act 2009.


FSC accreditation now online

20 July, 2009

The process of FSC accreditation of Australian construction projects has been streamlined, with the release of a new web page, designed to handle applications for accreditation.


Workplace safety memorial opened in Tasmania

17 July, 2009

The Tasmanian Workers Commemorative Park was opened in Launceston recently to act as a reminder of the importance of safety in the workplace.


Transport medical standards review to ensure best practice

17 July, 2009

The National Transport Commission is seeking public comment to assist with a review of transport medical standards for drivers and rail safety workers.


Tennant to expand its direct business into NZ

15 July, 2009

Tennant is about to bypass its previous New Zealand distribution structure and service the NZ market direct.


Compensation reform responses mask the human face of return to work

14 July, 2009

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.


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