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.
Perth company JRB Engineering has received a $2,994,411 Commercial Ready grant to develop a system to enhance rail safety.
WorkCover NSW has announced the continuation of a three-year $15 million grants program to improve safety in the workplace.
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 is currently advertising for its latest intake of new inspectors, and is encouraging interested candidates to seek further information.
The government has called for innovative research projects to improve workplace safety in South Australia.
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.
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.”
The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) has presented Dan Smetana, chairman of Joyce Corporation, with the Ian Chisholm Award.
Minister for Industrial Relations Andrew Barr has announced the appointment of a new Occupational Health and Safety Council.