The Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997 has been repealed and replaced by the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008, removing the rural industry exemption over the next two years and changing the numbering.
The University of Queensland (UQ) has teamed up with the construction and resources industries to develop a world-first construction and mining simulator training program in Brisbane.
Legislation to establish Safe Work Australia, the replacement body for the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC), was introduced into parliament at the end of last week.
The Workplace Relations Ministers' Council (WRMC) met in Sydney recently to discuss progress in the Workplace Relations Bill, OHS harmonisation, Comcare, removal of the ASCC, industry awards and the 457 Visa Inquiry.
Exair’s 25th Anniversary Catalogue 22 is a full-colour technical guide offering solutions to common industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning and static electricity problems.
The CRC for Construction Innovation has produced a guide to improve safety on construction sites by providing a consistent, national approach to safety leadership in large and small organisations.
WorkSafe Victoria has issued two new guides on injury insurance that came into effect 1 July 2008, titled ‘Your WorkSafe Injury Insurance 2008/09 — a guide for small employers’ and ‘Your WorkSafe Injury Insurance 2008/09 — a guide for medium to large employers’.
Industrial Relations Minister Michael Wright has opened nominations for South Australia’s Safe Work Awards to recognise outstanding achievements in OHS.
WorkCover NSW is asking for feedback on the introduction of a more responsive burning cost premium model that offers large employers a basic tariff premium of more than $1 million.
The National Review into Model OHS Laws is now open to public review, with any interested persons invited to write a submission before 11 July 2008.
Nominations are now open for the 2008 WorkCover SafeWork Awards.
The 2007 national Safe Work Australia Awards were presented to the winners in an evening ceremony held at Parliament House on Wednesday 28 April 2008.
WorkCover NSW has boosted its ranks this week, with the graduation of 14 new inspectors and the appointment of a further 11 trainees to the inspector program.
Occupational health and safety continues to feature in the ‘sought after’ and highly rewarded jobs this year, reveals a recent remuneration survey.
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, has announced a national review into model OHS Laws.