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.
Pioneering OHS professional Dr Eric Wigglesworth died on the weekend, just days short of calling for systemic change to the profession he helped found.
By not actioning three WorkSafe safety improvement notices, a company has incurred a conviction and hefty fine.
A safety inspection campaign will target West Australian seafood processing facilities to address a number of safety aspects.
Safety in the workplace is under threat as bullying increases, warns the unions.
WorkSafe WA has launched an updated version of its SmartMove website in an effort to minimise the incidence of workplace injuries of young workers.
We conclude the three-part series by looking at how privilege can be jeopardised by the actions of external lawyers and organisations involved in the incident. It is vital that procedures are put in place within an organisation to ensure that privilege is maintained and not expressly or impliedly waived.
The Australian Safety and Compensation Council met for the last time in November 2008, paving the way for the transition to its newly formed replacement organisation, Safe Work Australia.
Construction firm John Holland was recognised for its leadership in safety, receiving the Federal Safety Commissioner award at the Master Builders’ National Awards.
Comcare has released two key documents reporting on its preformance over the past financial year — its 2007–2008 Annual Report and ‘Comcare at a glance’.
After a lengthy appeals process, a High Court decision has cleared the way for two significant safety prosecutions in South Australia to proceed.
The South Australia Safety Awards were recently presented to a number of worthy recipients for their individual and company initiatives to drive workplace safety in South Australia.
In part 2, we look at issues concerning legal advice in relation to a safety incident, and look at ways to control internal investigations and documentation to maintain legal privilege.
This is the first article in a three-part series that discusses the matter of client legal privilege in the context of managing and investigating safety incidents and outlines practical issues surrounding it.