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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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