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.
WorkSafe Victoria has warned Victorian employers that failure to submit WorkCover forms would lead to court action and fines.
Safe Work Australia Week, a week to focus attention on workplace safety issues around Australia, will be held from 21 to 27 October this year.
Victoriaâ€™s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 came into operation on 1 July. This single regulation replaces Victoriaâ€™s 13 separate OHS regulations covering specific hazards, OHS issues and hazardous industries.
The National Safety Council of Australia and the Skilled Group invite entries from all people and organisations who believe they have excelled in the area of OHS and environment to the NSCA/Skilled Group National Safety Awards of Excellence.
The Industrial Relations Minister Michael Wright wants South Australian organisations and individuals who practice exemplary workplace safety to be in the spotlight for this yearâ€™s Safe Work Awards.
Technology designed to eliminate the risk of injury from roof collapse in longwall mining has earned Centennial Coal Myuna the NSW Minerals Council Mine Safety Innovation of the Year Award.
It's almost a year since the doors opened to reveal Queensland's own dedicated occupational health and safety exhibition and event organisers are proud to say that this year's event will be 30% bigger than in 2006
The winners of the national Safe Work Australia Awards 2006 were announced at a ceremony at Old Parliament House last night.