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.

Safety initiative reduces work injuries in SA

15 May, 2009

A South Australian government safety initiative has achieved a big improvement in the number of work-related injuries at those businesses with the worst track records for injuries and claims.

Public comment period for plant regulation closing soon

04 May, 2009

Safe Work Australia has issued a reminder that the three-month public comment period on plant regulation ends Friday 15 May 2009.

International Workers Memorial Day

01 May, 2009

International Workers Memorial Day was observed on 28 April 2009 to emphasise the need for comprehensive laws to protect the safety of workers in the workplace.

New distributor for workplace noise and air quality products

01 May, 2009

Trio Smartcal has been appointed to distribute Casella CEL’s range of workplace monitoring products.

Safety risks identified in campaign

01 May, 2009

A safety inspection in one of Melbourne's outer suburbs has yielded considerable cause for concern over many safety issues.

National Safe Work Australia Awards

30 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 safety

27 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 online

21 April, 2009 | Supplied by:

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 NZ

20 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.

Workplace Relations Ministers' Council update

15 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.

Workers compensation rates falling short of national targets

15 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.

Warning to check ID of WorkSafe inspectors

14 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.

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