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.

Queensland OHS regulation amendments

13 July, 2009

Changes to the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 became effective from 1 July.

New scaffolding code of practice for Queensland

13 July, 2009

A new code of practice has been released in Queensland for the safe erection of scaffolding.

How can I use my brain as PPE? Part 1

13 July, 2009 by Cristian Sylvestre*

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.

Offshore health and safety report highlights challenges facing industry

10 July, 2009

The inaugural NOPSA OHS performance report highlights a number of safety concerns for the Australian offshore petroleum industry.

Research grants to prevent work-related injuries and illness

07 July, 2009

Research grants are being made available to South Australians to help build knowledge of workplace health and safety.

ACT to introduce construction induction card and high-risk work licensing

07 July, 2009

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.

New policy will help drive common rail safety standards

06 July, 2009

Unanimous agreement was recently reached among state transport ministers for the recognition of industry-developed rail safety standards.

Public comments received on plant safety regulation

06 July, 2009

Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing industry responses to a discussion paper on plant safety.

‘Right of entry’ under NSW OHS law clarified in court

03 July, 2009

The rights of union officials to enter sites under NSW OHS legislative criteria was clarified recently in the Federal Court.

Adapt-A-Lift acquires Hyster Retail

02 July, 2009

Adapt-A-Lift Forklift Rental and Sales has acquired the Hyster Retail operations and rental fleet to expand its operations in Australia.

Severity of injury only one factor when determining penalty

02 July, 2009

A recent court case in the Industrial Court of Queensland clarifed the factors that determine the extent of fines imposed.

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