Curbing the human and economic cost of workplace harm is the aim of Safe Work Month 2009 in South Australia.
An inspection campaign targeting tilt-up construction across Westen Australia has commenced, looking at safety standards in that industry.
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.
The draft model OHS legislation has been released by Safe Work Australia for public consultation, along with draft model regulations.
A revised Confined Spaces standard has been released to improve the safety of workers in or near confined spaces.
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.
The Safe Work Australia Council has formally become Safe Work Australia, following passage of the Safe Work Australia Bill through Parliament.
The recently launched Zero Harm at Work program aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries in Queensland workplaces.
A South Australian company has undertaken a court-enforceable commitment to improve its workplace safety environment.
A Western Australian company has undertaken a court-enforceable commitment to improve its workplace safety environment.
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.
Draft documents for the new model OHS legislation have been released for public comment on 28 September.
According to ACTU research, most Australians believe workplace health and safety rights should be of primary importance in the development of new OHS laws.
The Australian government’s Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) hosted its 9th Safety Awards on 24 September.
WorkSafe is commencing a safety inspection campaign at approximately 30 breweries across Western Australia.