High Court win for WorkSafe

16 October, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has won a landmark court case in the High Court, confirming its right to prosecute companies for alleged OHS offences committed before they joined Comcare.

Businesses may be putting employees at risk, says OHS service provider

15 October, 2009

An OHS and risk management provider has called upon businesses to ensure they adequate address the safety of their employees.

WorkSafe WA to examine construction safety in goldfields

15 October, 2009

WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program of construction sites in the goldfields region in Western Australia.

Truckie convicted for workers compensation fraud

13 October, 2009

A Victorian truck driver has been convicted and fined for fraudulently obtaining workers compensation payments.

Workplace fatality statistics

13 October, 2009

According to an OHS consultant, the number or workplace deaths around the world is increasing at an alarming rate.

Marine research project wins national OHS award

09 October, 2009

A research project on a coral reef in WA, jointly funded by the federal government and mining and marine companies, has been recognised by the SRCC for its proactive OHS culture.

Back surgery compensable as medical evidence outdated

08 October, 2009 by Andrew Douglas*

A recent workers compensation court ruling highlights the importance for employers to have accurate medical information and diagnosis for injured workers.

Victorian WorkSafe Awards finalists announced

07 October, 2009

WorkSafe has unveiled the finalists for the 2009 Work Safe Awards which will be announced on 29 October in Melbourne.

Fatigue roadblock reveals compliance in most cases

06 October, 2009

A recent roadblock exercise conducted by WorkSafe WA emphasises the need for more improvement in driver fatigue compliance in the road transport industry.

WorkSafe inspection campaign on tilt-up construction

06 October, 2009

An inspection campaign targeting tilt-up construction across Westen Australia has commenced, looking at safety standards in that industry.

Safe Work month opens with focus on workplace injury prevention

06 October, 2009

Curbing the human and economic cost of workplace harm is the aim of Safe Work Month 2009 in South Australia.

New Federal Safety Commission fact sheet on funding

06 October, 2009

A fact sheet has been released by the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner to assist recipients of Australian Government funding to implement the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme.

Updated standard offers greater protection to workers in confined spaces

02 October, 2009

A revised Confined Spaces standard has been released to improve the safety of workers in or near confined spaces.

Analysis of new draft Safe Work Act

02 October, 2009

The draft model OHS legislation has been released by Safe Work Australia for public consultation, along with draft model regulations.

No harmony likely under new OHS laws

02 October, 2009

Unions and employers will clash over Australia’s new OHS laws at The Safety Conference in Sydney on 27 October, but increasingly the regulator - rather than the law itself - is in the hot seat.

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