Offshore health and safety report highlights challenges facing industry

10 July, 2009

The inaugural NOPSA OHS performance report highlights a number of safety concerns for the Australian offshore petroleum industry.

ACT to introduce construction induction card and high-risk work licensing

07 July, 2009

The ACT government is moving closer to national OHS harmonisation, announcing that it will mandate a construction induction card and licensing for persons performing high-risk work in October 2009.

Research grants to prevent work-related injuries and illness

07 July, 2009

Research grants are being made available to South Australians to help build knowledge of workplace health and safety.

New policy will help drive common rail safety standards

06 July, 2009

Unanimous agreement was recently reached among state transport ministers for the recognition of industry-developed rail safety standards.

Public comments received on plant safety regulation

06 July, 2009

Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing industry responses to a discussion paper on plant safety.

‘Right of entry’ under NSW OHS law clarified in court

03 July, 2009

The rights of union officials to enter sites under NSW OHS legislative criteria was clarified recently in the Federal Court.

FPMA welcomes RIS as new member

02 July, 2009

Roofsafe Industrial Safety has recently become a member of the Fall Protection Manufacturers Association of Australia.

Severity of injury only one factor when determining penalty

02 July, 2009

A recent court case in the Industrial Court of Queensland clarifed the factors that determine the extent of fines imposed.

Adapt-A-Lift acquires Hyster Retail

02 July, 2009

Adapt-A-Lift Forklift Rental and Sales has acquired the Hyster Retail operations and rental fleet to expand its operations in Australia.

Changes to Queensland construction induction training

30 June, 2009

As of 1 July 2009 new laws covering new OHS requirements will come into effect for inductions onto construction sites in Queensland.

Victorian safety inspection campaigns

30 June, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has announced the areas being targeted in the 2009-2010 Safe Towns and Safer Work Zones inspection campaigns.

New ISO standard promotes common industry approach for gas turbine safety

30 June, 2009

A new ISO standard has been released, addressing the major safety considerations to be taken into account when designing, packaging and installing gas turbine applications.

Equipment manufacturer fined for providing confusing information

26 June, 2009

An equipment manufacturer has been convicted and fined $140,000 in a case where a worker was killed while conducting maintenance on the company's equipment because the maintenance instructions it provided were "hopelessly inadequate".

New safety guidelines for excavating

26 June, 2009

The Victorian government has worked in harmony with the Dial Before You Dig association to produce new safety guidelines to protect workers from injury and underground assets from damage.

National focus on manual handling in manufacturing industries

24 June, 2009

In a follow-up campaign to an inspection program in the manufacturing industry in 2007, safety inspectors around the country will focus on safety inspections in this sector during the months of June and July.

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