Public comment period for plant regulation closing soon

04 May, 2009

Safe Work Australia has issued a reminder that the three-month public comment period on plant regulation ends Friday 15 May 2009.

New distributor for workplace noise and air quality products

01 May, 2009

Trio Smartcal has been appointed to distribute Casella CEL’s range of workplace monitoring products.

Safety risks identified in campaign

01 May, 2009

A safety inspection in one of Melbourne's outer suburbs has yielded considerable cause for concern over many safety issues.

International Workers Memorial Day

01 May, 2009

International Workers Memorial Day was observed on 28 April 2009 to emphasise the need for comprehensive laws to protect the safety of workers in the workplace.

National Safe Work Australia Awards

30 April, 2009

Outstanding workplace safety initiatives developed in Australia have been recognised at the 2008 National Safe Work Australia Awards, presented at Parliament House in Canberra on 28 April.

WorkCover focus on young worker safety

27 April, 2009

During the month of April, WorkCover NSW has launched a number of initiatives aimed at educating young workers about workplace safety.

OHS legal compliance resource centre goes online

21 April, 2009 | Supplied by:

HelpSafe is an online OHS compliance resource centre that has grown from its beginnings in 2001 by incorporating the recommendations of employers, industry associations, government authorities and OHS professionals over more than 9 years.

Ideas sought on improving OHS in NZ

20 April, 2009

New Zealand’s Department of Labour launched a review of the Workplace Health and Safety Strategy, a government plan for action to reduce accidents and illness in the workplace.

Workers compensation rates falling short of national targets

15 April, 2009 by Michael Tooma, Alena Titterton and Laura Maytom*

The ASCC's Compendium of Workers Compensation Statistics Report provides an analysis of accepted workers compensation claims among Australian employees from 2000–01 to 2006–07 and names the industries that require further safety improvements.

Workplace Relations Ministers' Council update

15 April, 2009

The latest Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council (WRMC) meeting shows that substantial progress has been made in the harmonisation of OHS regulations and legislation.

Warning to check ID of WorkSafe inspectors

14 April, 2009

WorkSafe WA is cautioning all businesses to check the identification of anyone visiting their premises or contacting them claiming to be a WorkSafe inspector.

Legal consequences of safety failings

09 April, 2009

During the month of April, several major workplace health and safety cases will be before Victorian courts as WorkSafe ramps up its campaign to reduce preventable deaths and injuries.

Sensear expands to cater for export markets

06 April, 2009

As part of its global growth strategy, Australian hearing technology company Sensear has moved its Perth headquarters into a larger facility.

Unions protest keynote speech at Safety In Action Conference

01 April, 2009

An estimated 200 protestors mobbed the entrance of the Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne, yesterday, to condemn the appearance of John Holland Chairman, Janet Holmes à Court.

Australian safety pioneer dies

24 March, 2009

Pioneering OHS professional Dr Eric Wigglesworth died on the weekend, just days short of calling for systemic change to the profession he helped found.

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