Business

Third prosecution after apprentice burnt in workplace prank

02 July, 2010

Another apprentice has been convicted and fined by WorkSafe Victoria over a senseless workplace ‘prank’ where a workmate was set on fire.


Workplace fatality toll a ‘life-or-death’ reminder

02 July, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria has released some alarming statistics about workplace fatalities in the state over the past financial year.


The path to a safety culture

01 July, 2010

I find it interesting that many executives that I’ve met over the years say “I want a strong safety culture in my organisation”, but when I enquire about their goal, most can’t explain what safety culture is, and even fewer know how to achieve it.


Safe Work Australia’s progress with model work health and safety laws

01 July, 2010

Safe Work Australia is the principal national organisation that is driving the harmonisation of work health and safety laws with the aim to achieve the best possible approach to health and safety for all Australian workplaces.


WA Safety Show back in August

01 July, 2010

Western Australia’s largest workplace safety trade show, the WA Safety Show, returns to Perth from 24 to 26 August 2010.


The path to a safety culture

01 July, 2010 by Gary Rowe*

I find it interesting that many executives that I’ve met over the years say “I want a strong safety culture in my organisation”, but when I enquire about their goal, most can’t explain what safety culture is, and even fewer know how to achieve it.


Industrial Court of Queensland finds against High Court’s Kirk decision

01 July, 2010 by Aaron Anderson*

The Industrial Court of Queensland has found against the principles set down by the High Court in the Kirk decision, on the basis that the relevant legislation in Queensland and New South Wales can not be considered analogous.


Status of OHS in Australian construction

01 July, 2010

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner recently released its ‘Biannual Report July to December 2009’, an analysis on OHS data collected from reports from accredited construction companies for the second half of the 2009 calendar year.


Extreme Safety - Telstra Business Awards finalist

01 July, 2010

An electrical safety equipment supplier - Extreme Safety - is a finalist in the Queensland Telstra Small Business Awards.


WorkCover NSW launches program to stamp out workplace bullying

21 June, 2010

WorkCover NSW is stepping up the fight against workplace bullying with a new awareness campaign.


SRCC 2010 Safety Awards finalists announced

21 June, 2010

This year’s finalists for the SRCC 2010 Safety Awards have recently been announced.


Conviction for director who risked workers’ lives

16 June, 2010

A Victorian-based construction company director who continued to expose workers to obvious safety risks, despite warnings from WorkSafe, has been convicted and fined.


European survey shows gaps in dealing with work-related stress

15 June, 2010

A recent European workplace health and safety survey shows that there are many concerns over work-related stress, but few companies are in a position to deal with it.


Australian International Design Award for safe LPG storage system

09 June, 2010

Elgas has won an Australian International Design Award for its EasyGas DownUnder underground LPG storage system.


What will the Victorian accident compensation reform mean for your business?

04 June, 2010 by Mark Howard*

The reform of workers compensation legislation in Victoria will impact employers and their employees in a number of ways.


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