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.
Changes to the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 became effective from 1 July.
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.
Unanimous agreement was recently reached among state transport ministers for the recognition of industry-developed rail safety standards.
Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing industry responses to a discussion paper on plant safety.
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.
Adapt-A-Lift Forklift Rental and Sales has acquired the Hyster Retail operations and rental fleet to expand its operations in Australia.
Roofsafe Industrial Safety has recently become a member of the Fall Protection Manufacturers Association of Australia.
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.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced the areas being targeted in the 2009-2010 Safe Towns and Safer Work Zones inspection campaigns.
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.