The inaugural NOPSA OHS performance report highlights a number of safety concerns for the Australian offshore petroleum industry.
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.
Research grants are being made available to South Australians to help build knowledge of workplace health and safety.
Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing industry responses to a discussion paper on plant safety.
Unanimous agreement was recently reached among state transport ministers for the recognition of industry-developed rail safety standards.
The rights of union officials to enter sites under NSW OHS legislative criteria was clarified recently in the Federal Court.
A recent court case in the Industrial Court of Queensland clarifed the factors that determine the extent of fines imposed.
Roofsafe Industrial Safety has recently become a member of the Fall Protection Manufacturers Association of Australia.
Adapt-A-Lift Forklift Rental and Sales has acquired the Hyster Retail operations and rental fleet to expand its operations in Australia.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced the areas being targeted in the 2009-2010 Safe Towns and Safer Work Zones inspection campaigns.
A new ISO standard has been released, addressing the major safety considerations to be taken into account when designing, packaging and installing gas turbine applications.
As of 1 July 2009 new laws covering new OHS requirements will come into effect for inductions onto construction sites in Queensland.
The Victorian government has worked in harmony with the Dial Before You Dig association to produce new safety guidelines to protect workers from injury and underground assets from damage.
An equipment manufacturer has been convicted and fined $140,000 in a case where a worker was killed while conducting maintenance on the company's equipment because the maintenance instructions it provided were "hopelessly inadequate".
In a follow-up campaign to an inspection program in the manufacturing industry in 2007, safety inspectors around the country will focus on safety inspections in this sector during the months of June and July.