Charges laid over fatal failure of swing stage scaffold on Gold Coast

05 June, 2009

Three companies have been charged over the deaths of two construction workers at a Gold Coast high-rise construction site last year.

WorkSafe Victoria premiums for 2009/10

05 June, 2009

A recent announcement from WorkCover Victoria has indicated that the average workcover premium for the forthcoming fiscal year will remain the same as this year.

Tom Phillips appointed Chair of Safe Work Australia Council

05 June, 2009

A new chairperson has been appointed to head the newly formed Safe Work Australia Council, the replacement for the Australian Safety and Compensation Council.

Conviction and fine for not ensuring sub-contractor safety

02 June, 2009

Failing to ensure the safety needs of contractors were addressed has cost a major poultry processor a conviction for OHS law breaches and $100,000.

WA WorkSafe to examine construction safety

02 June, 2009

WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program of construction sites in the Mid-West region of Western Australia in June.

Alarming statistics on Queensland building industry risks

02 June, 2009

The Queensland Premier recently announced a new taskforce to tackle health problems in the construction industry following a shocking report that reveals high levels of obesity, smoking and problem drinking among builders.

Free safety information for NSW businesses during June

28 May, 2009

The NSW government has announced a series of training events across the state for the month of June as part of Manual Handling Month.

WA government concerned over national OHS legislation

28 May, 2009

The Western Australian government has raised a number of concerns over the proposed national model OHS legislation at the recent WRMC meeting.

EPA provides funding for regional asbestos disposal

25 May, 2009

The Environment Protection Agency has provided funding towards the establishment of several asbestos collection centres in regional Victoria.

NOPSA hosts Malaysian government and petroleum industry delegation

25 May, 2009

Australia's offshore petroleum safety authority, NOPSA, recently hosted a delegation from Malaysia's government and petroleum industry to discuss OHS issues for the offshore petroleum industry.

Construction industry commits to Zero Harm program

25 May, 2009

A new safety program was recently released in Queensland to assist in reducing the incidence of injuries and deaths in the construction industry.

Shocking safety result for Scoresby businesses

25 May, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has warned Scoresby businesses to improve their health and safety performance after 251 safety issues were identified during a five-day safety campaign.

Ten tips for preventing stress in the workplace

20 May, 2009

Stress can make the workplace unsafe. To contribute to a safer workplace, a number of steps should be taken to reduce the stress in it, as workplace advocate Return To Work Matters points out.

Online safety tips to help young workers

19 May, 2009

Young South Australians now have a dedicated website to answer their questions about workplace safety, fair pay and conditions.

Safety responsibilities cannot be outsourced

18 May, 2009

Companies employing subcontractors should be conscious of their responsibilities to provide a safe environment for all people working on their behalf, not just employees, and that safe work practices are being carried out by all of them.

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