Strengthening safety compliance in preparation for continued change

23 March, 2021 by Craig Salter, Founder, Safety Champion Software | Supplied by: Safety Champion Software Pty Ltd

Ensuring safety compliance activities continue to operate to a high standard, and in line with the legal frameworks, will be a continuing challenge of 2021.

Ethical mining: stocks drop for companies linked to human rights abuses

16 March, 2021

International research has found that human rights abuses by mining companies can negatively impact their sharemarket value, fuelled by negative media coverage.

Mandating COVID-19 vaccination: when is it lawful and reasonable?

08 March, 2021 by Patrick Walsh, Director, DW Fox Tucker Lawyers | Supplied by: DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

We can now prevent people from developing COVID-19, but when is it lawful and reasonable for employers to direct employees to undergo vaccination against COVID-19?

SWA releases COVID-19 vaccine WHS guidelines

26 February, 2021

Safe Work Australia has released guidance for workplaces about COVID-19 vaccines, with information about vaccine work health and safety for employers.

Contractor charged over fatal brick wall collapse

19 February, 2021

A contractor has been charged with breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act, after a worker was crushed beneath a brick wall at a construction site.

Industry leaders to promote safety in manufacturing

10 February, 2021

Four leaders from the manufacturing sector have been selected by SafeWork NSW to improve industry safety, using new workplace tools and experience.

Mechanic ordered to pay back fraudulent compensation claim

09 February, 2021

A Victorian man caught working while receiving payments from workers compensation after he injured his arm while working as a mechanic must repay $96,196.

WA employers urged to review plans as cyclone season nears

28 January, 2021

Employers in Western Australia are being urged to review their contingency plans for the cyclone season, as Tropical Cyclone Lucas forms off the North-West Coast.

Mining sector strives to eliminate sexual harassment

21 January, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has launched a policy to eliminate sexual harassment in the Australian mining industry.

New public register for asbestos removal licence holders

20 January, 2021

From 1 February 2021, those with an ACT licence for asbestos removal (class A or class B) will have their licence details published on the WorkSafe ACT online register.

SWA releases 2018–2019 workers compensation report

15 January, 2021

SWA has released a report detailing workers compensation statistics from 2018–2019, revealing which occupations had the highest rate of serious claims.

WorkSafe WA issues heat stress warning for workplaces

12 January, 2021

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh has urged employers to protect workers from heat stress as another week of summer heat sweeps across the state.

Australian university boosts infrastructure safety with new facility

08 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Monash University

The newly launched National Drop Weight Impact Testing Facility will heighten safety by assessing the behaviour of structures under severe impact loading.

Keep the festive season rush away from our traffic controllers

22 December, 2020

Drivers and road construction businesses have been urged to observe speed limits and protect traffic controllers from fatigued drivers across the festive season.

Vic company fined for dangerous demolition, asbestos removal

22 December, 2020

A demolition company has been fined $20,000 for demolishing a building containing asbestos without the proper controls in place.

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