Benchmarking OHS regulation

09 February, 2010

The Productivity Commission has released a report that identifies differences in burdens imposed on business by OHS regulatory regimes across the states.

Study finds fatigue the major accident factor in construction

01 February, 2010

A recent University of Sydney study has found fatigue to be the most significant contributor to accidents in the construction industry.

Pervidi Safety Inspection Management Solution version 5.20

28 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Techs4Biz

The Pervidi Safety Inspection Management Solution version 5.20 is the latest generation of Inspection and Safety Management software.

Top seven tips for effectively managing OHS in your workplace

28 January, 2010 by Nicole Albert*

OHS risks can’t be ignored by any company, regardless of its size. These risks must be addressed as an integral part of every organisation’s business management process.

Manufacturer prosecuted for insufficient safety information

28 January, 2010

A Victorian business was convicted and fined $80,000 after it failed to provide safety information about its products to its customers.

Spill Station to distribute Hughes safety showers

25 January, 2010

Spill Station Australia has secured exclusive distribution for emergency safety shower manufacturer Hughes Safety Showers.

WorkCover urges focus on young worker safety in 2010

20 January, 2010

WorkCover NSW is urging businesses across the state to prioritise the safety of young workers in the new year.

Treotham Automation Plant and Equipment Risk Assessment Service

14 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Automation Plant and Equipment Risk Assessment Service is a risk assessment and harm minimisation process to ensure plant and equipment is compliant with regulations and safe to operate.

Husband and wife guilty of WorkSafe and TAC fraud

14 January, 2010

Two Melbourne healthcare providers were recently convicted of fraud against WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission for claiming 690 false consultations.

Safety resolutions needed to make Victoria safe in 2010

11 January, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria is calling on employers and workers to make a concerted effort to create safe workplaces this year.

OHS obligations of labour hire and group training companies

11 January, 2010

While labour hire sector firms provide around 600,000 workers to industry across the country, failings by some are causing serious injuries and big fines to be imposed by the courts.

NZ workplace death toll cause for concern

22 December, 2009

The alarmingly high number of workplace fatalities in the second half of 2009 in New Zealand has sparked a strong message from the Department of Labour.

Comcare issues safety alert for transportable buildings

18 December, 2009

Comcare recently issued a safety alert about the use of transportable buildings in areas that are prone to cyclones and high wind gusts.

Ministers endorse model work health and safety provisions which now become the agreed model Act

16 December, 2009

At a recent Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council meeting, government Ministers finalised the harmonisation of model work health and safety laws.

Another step closer to the model work health and safety laws

16 December, 2009 by Lea Constantine*

Some important amendments to the model Safe Work Act 2009 were recommended by Safe Work Australia to the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council (WRMC) when the WRMC met on 11 December 2009.

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