Safe Work month opens with focus on workplace injury prevention

06 October, 2009

Curbing the human and economic cost of workplace harm is the aim of Safe Work Month 2009 in South Australia.

WorkSafe inspection campaign on tilt-up construction

06 October, 2009

An inspection campaign targeting tilt-up construction across Westen Australia has commenced, looking at safety standards in that industry.

No harmony likely under new OHS laws

02 October, 2009

Unions and employers will clash over Australia’s new OHS laws at The Safety Conference in Sydney on 27 October, but increasingly the regulator - rather than the law itself - is in the hot seat.

Analysis of new draft Safe Work Act

02 October, 2009

The draft model OHS legislation has been released by Safe Work Australia for public consultation, along with draft model regulations.

Updated standard offers greater protection to workers in confined spaces

02 October, 2009

A revised Confined Spaces standard has been released to improve the safety of workers in or near confined spaces.

Would you know how to respond to a major safety incident?

01 October, 2009 by Paul Stathis

A serious safety incident is, without fear of contradiction, a serious crisis. While the primary concern is to minimise the negative impact to injured workers, appropriate measures also need to be put in place to minimise the consequential negative impact to the company and all other stakeholders involved in the incident. While a safety incident is not a welcome experience, a degree of preparedness is essential to mitigate its effects.

Government delivers Safe Work Australia

30 September, 2009

The Safe Work Australia Council has formally become Safe Work Australia, following passage of the Safe Work Australia Bill through Parliament.

Launch of OHS leadership program in Queensland

30 September, 2009

The recently launched Zero Harm at Work program aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries in Queensland workplaces.

Court-enforceable undertaking for Asciano

30 September, 2009

A South Australian company has undertaken a court-enforceable commitment to improve its workplace safety environment.

Court-enforceable undertaking for John Holland Rail

30 September, 2009

A Western Australian company has undertaken a court-enforceable commitment to improve its workplace safety environment.

New national OHS laws ready for release

28 September, 2009

Safe Work Australia Council has recommended the release of a suite of OHS documents for a public comment to further the development of the model OHS Act.

New national OHS laws open for comment

28 September, 2009

Draft documents for the new model OHS legislation have been released for public comment on 28 September.

Poll: Australians want workplace safety rights protected under new OHS laws

28 September, 2009

According to ACTU research, most Australians believe workplace health and safety rights should be of primary importance in the development of new OHS laws.

2009 SRCC Safety Awards

28 September, 2009

The Australian government’s Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) hosted its 9th Safety Awards on 24 September.

WA inspection campaign looks at work safety at breweries

28 September, 2009

WorkSafe is commencing a safety inspection campaign at approximately 30 breweries across Western Australia.

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