OHS legal compliance resource centre goes online

21 April, 2009 | Supplied by:

HelpSafe is an online OHS compliance resource centre that has grown from its beginnings in 2001 by incorporating the recommendations of employers, industry associations, government authorities and OHS professionals over more than 9 years.

Ideas sought on improving OHS in NZ

20 April, 2009

New Zealand’s Department of Labour launched a review of the Workplace Health and Safety Strategy, a government plan for action to reduce accidents and illness in the workplace.

Workers compensation rates falling short of national targets

15 April, 2009 by Michael Tooma, Alena Titterton and Laura Maytom*

The ASCC's Compendium of Workers Compensation Statistics Report provides an analysis of accepted workers compensation claims among Australian employees from 2000–01 to 2006–07 and names the industries that require further safety improvements.

Workplace Relations Ministers' Council update

15 April, 2009

The latest Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council (WRMC) meeting shows that substantial progress has been made in the harmonisation of OHS regulations and legislation.

Warning to check ID of WorkSafe inspectors

14 April, 2009

WorkSafe WA is cautioning all businesses to check the identification of anyone visiting their premises or contacting them claiming to be a WorkSafe inspector.

Legal consequences of safety failings

09 April, 2009

During the month of April, several major workplace health and safety cases will be before Victorian courts as WorkSafe ramps up its campaign to reduce preventable deaths and injuries.

Sensear expands to cater for export markets

06 April, 2009

As part of its global growth strategy, Australian hearing technology company Sensear has moved its Perth headquarters into a larger facility.

Unions protest keynote speech at Safety In Action Conference

01 April, 2009

An estimated 200 protestors mobbed the entrance of the Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne, yesterday, to condemn the appearance of John Holland Chairman, Janet Holmes à Court.

Australian safety pioneer dies

24 March, 2009

Pioneering OHS professional Dr Eric Wigglesworth died on the weekend, just days short of calling for systemic change to the profession he helped found.

Safety campaign in WA seafood processing industry

23 March, 2009

A safety inspection campaign will target West Australian seafood processing facilities to address a number of safety aspects.

Company convicted and fined for not acting on safety improvement notices

23 March, 2009

By not actioning three WorkSafe safety improvement notices, a company has incurred a conviction and hefty fine.

Workplace safety threatened by bullying

20 March, 2009

Safety in the workplace is under threat as bullying increases, warns the unions.

Safety program for young workers

06 February, 2009

WorkSafe WA has launched an updated version of its SmartMove website in an effort to minimise the incidence of workplace injuries of young workers.

Client legal privilege issues in managing and investigating safety incidents — Part 3

12 December, 2008 by Katherine Morris*

We conclude the three-part series by looking at how privilege can be jeopardised by the actions of external lawyers and organisations involved in the incident. It is vital that procedures are put in place within an organisation to ensure that privilege is maintained and not expressly or impliedly waived.

Federal Safety Commissioner 2008 Award

01 December, 2008

Construction firm John Holland was recognised for its leadership in safety, receiving the Federal Safety Commissioner award at the Master Builders’ National Awards.

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