WorkCover NSW has boosted its ranks this week, with the graduation of 14 new inspectors and the appointment of a further 11 trainees to the inspector program.
Occupational health and safety continues to feature in the ‘sought after’ and highly rewarded jobs this year, reveals a recent remuneration survey.
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, has announced a national review into model OHS Laws.
Perth company JRB Engineering has received a $2,994,411 Commercial Ready grant to develop a system to enhance rail safety.
WorkCover NSW has announced the continuation of a three-year $15 million grants program to improve safety in the workplace.
The draft Occupational Health and Safety Code of Practice 2008 (the draft OHS code 2008) has been prepared with the aim of improving workplace safety outcomes
WorkSafe is currently advertising for its latest intake of new inspectors, and is encouraging interested candidates to seek further information.
The government has called for innovative research projects to improve workplace safety in South Australia.
SafeWork SA’s Industry Improvement Program is targeting workplaces in South Australia that are contributing disproportionately to the number of workers compensation claims in the state.
Victoria’s Accident Compensation Act will be updated to enhance support for injured workers. The Minister for Finance, WorkCover and the Transport Accident Commission, Tim Holding said: “The Accident Compensation Act 1985 has been in operation for over 20 years and is the basis of a workers compensation scheme that has provided support to hundreds of thousands of injured workers. While the underlying principles of the Act remain sound, incremental changes over the years have made it unwieldy and unnecessarily complex.”
The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) has presented Dan Smetana, chairman of Joyce Corporation, with the Ian Chisholm Award.
Minister for Industrial Relations Andrew Barr has announced the appointment of a new Occupational Health and Safety Council.
Pilbara Constructions, Port of Broome, Monear and Sundowner Technologies, and Bill Towie from the Forest Products Commission are the four winners of the prestigious 2007 Work Safety Awards Western Australia and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards.
The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) has announced the winners of the 2007 NSCA/SKILLED Group National Safety Awards of Excellence.
The annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards had a record number of finalists this year, demonstrating the many ways that health and safety is being addressed in the arts, construction, manufacturing, entertainment and recreation industries.