The Queensland Premier recently announced a new taskforce to tackle health problems in the construction industry following a shocking report that reveals high levels of obesity, smoking and problem drinking among builders.
Failing to ensure the safety needs of contractors were addressed has cost a major poultry processor a conviction for OHS law breaches and $100,000.
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program of construction sites in the Mid-West region of Western Australia in June.
The NSW government has announced a series of training events across the state for the month of June as part of Manual Handling Month.
The Western Australian government has raised a number of concerns over the proposed national model OHS legislation at the recent WRMC meeting.
A new safety program was recently released in Queensland to assist in reducing the incidence of injuries and deaths in the construction industry.
The Environment Protection Agency has provided funding towards the establishment of several asbestos collection centres in regional Victoria.
WorkSafe Victoria has warned Scoresby businesses to improve their health and safety performance after 251 safety issues were identified during a five-day safety campaign.
Australia's offshore petroleum safety authority, NOPSA, recently hosted a delegation from Malaysia's government and petroleum industry to discuss OHS issues for the offshore petroleum industry.
Stress can make the workplace unsafe. To contribute to a safer workplace, a number of steps should be taken to reduce the stress in it, as workplace advocate Return To Work Matters points out.
Young South Australians now have a dedicated website to answer their questions about workplace safety, fair pay and conditions.
Companies employing subcontractors should be conscious of their responsibilities to provide a safe environment for all people working on their behalf, not just employees, and that safe work practices are being carried out by all of them.
A South Australian government safety initiative has achieved a big improvement in the number of work-related injuries at those businesses with the worst track records for injuries and claims.
Safe Work Australia has issued a reminder that the three-month public comment period on plant regulation ends Friday 15 May 2009.
International Workers Memorial Day was observed on 28 April 2009 to emphasise the need for comprehensive laws to protect the safety of workers in the workplace.