Business

Public to have say on Model OHS Laws

04 June, 2008

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.


Invites open for SafeWork Awards

08 May, 2008

Nominations are now open for the 2008 WorkCover SafeWork Awards.


Safe Work Awards announced

01 May, 2008

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 inspectors graduate

18 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.


OHS salaries still exceed environmental salaries

16 April, 2008

Occupational health and safety continues to feature in the ‘sought after’ and highly rewarded jobs this year, reveals a recent remuneration survey.


OHS laws under review

15 April, 2008

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, has announced a national review into model OHS Laws.


$3m grant to increase rail safety

09 April, 2008

Perth company JRB Engineering has received a $2,994,411 Commercial Ready grant to develop a system to enhance rail safety.


$15m grants program to improve workplace safety

07 April, 2008

WorkCover NSW has announced the continuation of a three-year $15 million grants program to improve safety in the workplace.


Call for comments on draft 2008 OHS Code of Practice

20 February, 2008

The draft Occupational Health and Safety Code of Practice 2008 (the draft OHS code 2008) has been prepared with the aim of improving workplace safety outcomes


WorkSafe inspectors wanted

04 February, 2008

WorkSafe is currently advertising for its latest intake of new inspectors, and is encouraging interested candidates to seek further information.


Grants for OHS and welfare research

18 January, 2008

The government has called for innovative research projects to improve workplace safety in South Australia.


SA industry safety improvement program

10 January, 2008

SafeWork SA’s Industry Improvement Program is targeting workplaces in South Australia that are contributing disproportionately to the number of workers compensation claims in the state.


Accident compensation legislation to be updated

08 January, 2008

Victoria’s Accident Compensation Act will be updated to enhance support for injured workers. The Minister for Finance, WorkCover and the Transport Accident Commission, Tim Holding said: “The Accident Compensation Act 1985 has been in operation for over 20 years and is the basis of a workers compensation scheme that has provided support to hundreds of thousands of injured workers. While the underlying principles of the Act remain sound, incremental changes over the years have made it unwieldy and unnecessarily complex.”


WA businessman wins major safety award

06 December, 2007

The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) has presented Dan Smetana, chairman of Joyce Corporation, with the Ian Chisholm Award.


ACT appoints OHS Council

26 November, 2007

Minister for Industrial Relations Andrew Barr has announced the appointment of a new Occupational Health and Safety Council.


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