Comcare supports model OHS legislation

28 September, 2009

Comcare has voiced its support for the new draft model OHS legislation, following Safe Work Australia's announcement of the release of the draft legislation for public comment.

Report: young workers less likely to apply for workers compensation

28 September, 2009

Recently published analyses of the 2005-06 Work Related Injuries Survey reveal that young workers incur higher rates of injury than other age groups but were less likely to apply for workers compensation.

Construction ‘back to basics’ campaign continues

28 September, 2009

WorkSafe’s campaign targeting slips, trips and falls shifts its focus onto the construction industry.

WorkHealth study finds shop-floor health alarming

28 September, 2009

Alarming new figures show that Victorians need to do slow down on the beer and chips and speed up on the exercise bike.

Fleet safety award

25 September, 2009

The South Australian government's Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) was recently recognised for its leadership in road transport safety at the 2009 Australasian Fleet Managers Association Awards.

Control Logic to distribute Schmersal and SUNX

24 September, 2009

Queensland-based Control Logic is now the exclusive Australian distributor for Schmersal and SUNX industrial and safety products.

‘Fall protection posters

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

A range of free educational fall protection posters has been released, aimed at raising the awareness of proper safety practices for people working at height.

Safety and security catalogue

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Barrier Group

Barrier Security Products has released its most recent 90-page safety and security catalogue.

Australian safety expert receives China Friendship award

22 September, 2009

A Queensland-based safety expert has been honoured by the Chinese government for his contribution to work safety and economic development in the north-east region of China.

Contractor management system

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Trades Monitor

The Contractor Management System allows those who oversee the compliance of contractors to do so at potentially no cost, effectively lowering project costs, saving time and managing risk in the use of contractors.

Mobile safety compliance tool

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Retriever Communications

Mobilising occupational health and safety compliance for field staff is the purpose of the Retriever wireless OHS safety compliance application.

Concrete mishap incurs fines for building owner and company director

17 September, 2009

A botched concrete pour in Adelaide has resulted in both the building owner and its company director being fined.

Poor safety record adds to case for increased worker protection

07 September, 2009

Australia is falling well short of national targets to reduce workplace deaths and injuries and proposed new national OHS laws could put Australian workers further at risk, say unions.

OFSC accreditation scheme data shows encouraging results

04 September, 2009

A recent report from the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner shows a growth in the number of construction companies accredited to the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme.

What skills are needed by a ‘Return To Work’ coordinator?

01 September, 2009 by Anna Kelsey-Sugg*

The skills needed to be an effective return-to-work coordinator require maintenance. Regular training and retraining will help these individuals do the best they can to assist injured workers return to work.

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