Premiums cut by another 5%

28 September, 2006

A further 5% reduction in workers compensation premiums for NSW will enable businesses to focus more on workplace safety, according to an Australian industry representative.

Safety conference for Perth

15 September, 2006

The theme of the fifth conference for the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention is practical workplace solutions and it will be held in Perth from 14-15 November.

NT’s construction campaign

06 September, 2006

NT WorkSafe has adopted into regulation the National Standard for Construction Work [NOHSC:1016 2005].

Safe Work Week 2007

21 August, 2006

Safe Work Australia Week is on again in 2007 and will run from 22-28 October.

Beyond 5S - improving safety with 6S

27 July, 2006

The 5S system has been instrumental in improving productivity, quality and safety for Australia's manufacturers. Bob Carter from Improvement Tools explains how the new 6S system goes even further in ensuring safety gains

Meeting to increase workplace safety

24 April, 2006

The Australian Safety and Compensation (ASCC) met in Hobart in April 2006 to discuss ways to prevent workplace death, injury and disease; to improve workers’ compensation arrangements, and the rehabilitation and return to work of injured employees.

South Australian company takes top safety award

08 March, 2006

The South Australian-based Hardy Wine Company has taken top honours at the 2005 Safe Work Australia Awards.

Tailor-made safety systems

07 February, 2006

A recent decision of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales serves as a timely warning to employers on generic safe work method statements

Nail gun injury inquiry

02 August, 2005

The way nail guns are used (bump firing) and the level of training may be factors to explain the number of nail gun related injuries, according to a recent study by the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The legislation for 'rogue employers'

07 July, 2005 | Supplied by: Ashurst formerly Blake Dawson Waldron Law

On 10 June 2005, the Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Deaths) Bill 2005 (NSW) (Workplace Deaths Bill) completed its passage through both houses of the New South Wales Parliament

Formaldehyde causes cancer

11 June, 2005

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has ruled that the common chemical formaldehyde is a carcinogen.

Yoga a health hazard

01 June, 2005

Yoga exponents are being caught out by the activity's relaxing and low impact image with more than one in four injured during sessions.

Spinal injury from workplace incident

29 May, 2005

Tieman Industries has been fined $275,000 by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission sitting in Court Session following a workplace incident that led to the permanent disability of a worker.

Risk was forseeable

21 April, 2005

A Sydney manufacturer has been fined $208,000 by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission sitting in Court Session following the death of a young worker at its Revesby factory in 2001.

WorkSafe head to deliver report card at Safety in Action

17 March, 2005

Determined to lead a more transparent WorkSafe Victoria, Executive Director John Merritt promises to bare all in his March 21 keynote address to delegates at the Safety in Action Conference.

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