OHS salaries still exceed environmental salaries

16 April, 2008

Occupational health and safety continues to feature in the ‘sought after’ and highly rewarded jobs this year, reveals a recent remuneration survey.

OHS laws under review

15 April, 2008

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, has announced a national review into model OHS Laws.

$3m grant to increase rail safety

09 April, 2008

Perth company JRB Engineering has received a $2,994,411 Commercial Ready grant to develop a system to enhance rail safety.

$15m grants program to improve workplace safety

07 April, 2008

WorkCover NSW has announced the continuation of a three-year $15 million grants program to improve safety in the workplace.

Call for comments on draft 2008 OHS Code of Practice

20 February, 2008

The draft Occupational Health and Safety Code of Practice 2008 (the draft OHS code 2008) has been prepared with the aim of improving workplace safety outcomes

WorkSafe inspectors wanted

04 February, 2008

WorkSafe is currently advertising for its latest intake of new inspectors, and is encouraging interested candidates to seek further information.

Grants for OHS and welfare research

18 January, 2008

The government has called for innovative research projects to improve workplace safety in South Australia.

SA industry safety improvement program

10 January, 2008

SafeWork SA’s Industry Improvement Program is targeting workplaces in South Australia that are contributing disproportionately to the number of workers compensation claims in the state.

Accident compensation legislation to be updated

08 January, 2008

Victoria’s Accident Compensation Act will be updated to enhance support for injured workers. The Minister for Finance, WorkCover and the Transport Accident Commission, Tim Holding said: “The Accident Compensation Act 1985 has been in operation for over 20 years and is the basis of a workers compensation scheme that has provided support to hundreds of thousands of injured workers. While the underlying principles of the Act remain sound, incremental changes over the years have made it unwieldy and unnecessarily complex.”

WA businessman wins major safety award

06 December, 2007

The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) has presented Dan Smetana, chairman of Joyce Corporation, with the Ian Chisholm Award.

ACT appoints OHS Council

26 November, 2007

Minister for Industrial Relations Andrew Barr has announced the appointment of a new Occupational Health and Safety Council.

Award winners lead the way in safety

02 November, 2007

Pilbara Constructions, Port of Broome, Monear and Sundowner Technologies, and Bill Towie from the Forest Products Commission are the four winners of the prestigious 2007 Work Safety Awards Western Australia and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards.

Winners of the 2007 National Safety Awards of Excellence

15 October, 2007

The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) has announced the winners of the 2007 NSCA/SKILLED Group National Safety Awards of Excellence.

Health and safety initiatives rewarded in Victoria

13 September, 2007

The annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards had a record number of finalists this year, demonstrating the many ways that health and safety is being addressed in the arts, construction, manufacturing, entertainment and recreation industries.

Education department fined for refusing compensation

16 August, 2007

WorkSafe Victoria has warned Victorian employers that failure to submit WorkCover forms would lead to court action and fines.

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