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Back surgery compensable as medical evidence outdated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.

Would you know how to respond to a major safety incident?

01 October, 2009 by Paul Stathis

A serious safety incident is, without fear of contradiction, a serious crisis. While the primary concern is to minimise the negative impact to injured workers, appropriate measures also need to be put in place to minimise the consequential negative impact to the company and all other stakeholders involved in the incident. While a safety incident is not a welcome experience, a degree of preparedness is essential to mitigate its effects.

Court-enforceable undertaking for John Holland Rail

30 September, 2009

A Western Australian company has undertaken a court-enforceable commitment to improve its workplace safety environment.

Court-enforceable undertaking for Asciano

30 September, 2009

A South Australian company has undertaken a court-enforceable commitment to improve its workplace safety environment.

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