National Safe Work Australia Awards30 April, 2009
Outstanding workplace safety initiatives developed in Australia have been recognised at the 2008 National Safe Work Australia Awards, presented at Parliament House in Canberra on 28 April.
WorkCover focus on young worker safety27 April, 2009
During the month of April, WorkCover NSW has launched a number of initiatives aimed at educating young workers about workplace safety.
OHS legal compliance resource centre goes online21 April, 2009 | Supplied by: http://www.trilink.com.au/page/helpsafe.html
HelpSafe is an online OHS compliance resource centre that has grown from its beginnings in 2001 by incorporating the recommendations of employers, industry associations, government authorities and OHS professionals over more than 9 years.
Ideas sought on improving OHS in NZ20 April, 2009
New Zealand’s Department of Labour launched a review of the Workplace Health and Safety Strategy, a government plan for action to reduce accidents and illness in the workplace.
Workers compensation rates falling short of national targets15 April, 2009 by Michael Tooma, Alena Titterton and Laura Maytom*
The ASCC's Compendium of Workers Compensation Statistics Report provides an analysis of accepted workers compensation claims among Australian employees from 2000–01 to 2006–07 and names the industries that require further safety improvements.
Workplace Relations Ministers' Council update15 April, 2009
The latest Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council (WRMC) meeting shows that substantial progress has been made in the harmonisation of OHS regulations and legislation.
Warning to check ID of WorkSafe inspectors14 April, 2009
WorkSafe WA is cautioning all businesses to check the identification of anyone visiting their premises or contacting them claiming to be a WorkSafe inspector.
Legal consequences of safety failings09 April, 2009
During the month of April, several major workplace health and safety cases will be before Victorian courts as WorkSafe ramps up its campaign to reduce preventable deaths and injuries.
Sensear expands to cater for export markets06 April, 2009
As part of its global growth strategy, Australian hearing technology company Sensear has moved its Perth headquarters into a larger facility.
Unions protest keynote speech at Safety In Action Conference01 April, 2009
An estimated 200 protestors mobbed the entrance of the Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne, yesterday, to condemn the appearance of John Holland Chairman, Janet Holmes à Court.
Australian safety pioneer dies24 March, 2009
Pioneering OHS professional Dr Eric Wigglesworth died on the weekend, just days short of calling for systemic change to the profession he helped found.
Company convicted and fined for not acting on safety improvement notices23 March, 2009
By not actioning three WorkSafe safety improvement notices, a company has incurred a conviction and hefty fine.
Safety campaign in WA seafood processing industry23 March, 2009
A safety inspection campaign will target West Australian seafood processing facilities to address a number of safety aspects.
Workplace safety threatened by bullying20 March, 2009
Safety in the workplace is under threat as bullying increases, warns the unions.
Safety program for young workers06 February, 2009
WorkSafe WA has launched an updated version of its SmartMove website in an effort to minimise the incidence of workplace injuries of young workers.