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Workplace Health & Safety Show unveils 2021 program

01 July, 2021

The Workplace Health & Safety Show 2021 has released its full free education program, featuring a range of seminars and forums for WHS representatives.


ACT enacts tougher laws to boost worker safety

01 July, 2021

The ACT Government has announced plans to enact tougher industrial manslaughter legislation to better protect workers and prevent workplace tragedies.


NSW Govt prioritises mining sector safety in 2021–22 Budget

25 June, 2021

The NSW Government will invest more than $100 million in the safety and protection of workers in the mining sector, as part of the 2021–22 Budget.


New app prioritises mental wellbeing, safety of miners

15 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Minerals Council of Australia

The Australian minerals industry has taken steps to support the mental health and resilience of its workforce through the launch of the MineWell app.


Tasmanian Govt appoints new Chief Inspector of Mines

15 June, 2021

Andrew Tunstall has been appointed as the Chief Inspector of Mines, after previously serving as the Principal Inspector of Mines since 2008.


Guidelines to promote understanding of WHS Entry obligations

11 June, 2021

SafeWork SA has published guidelines and information about entry permit holders, to help foster an understanding of expectations under the WHS Act.


Asbestos removalist suspended for safety breaches

04 June, 2021

SafeWork SA has cracked down on asbestos removalists, issuing an immediate suspension to a Class B asbestos removal licence holder for safety breaches.


Company director sentenced to record prison term in WA

03 June, 2021

Western Australia records its first imprisonment for a work health and safety offence, and the sentence is the longest imprisonment term ever imposed in Australia.


ISO 37301: keeping on top of compliance

26 May, 2021 by Trishan Khan, Business Development Manager, Pervidi | Supplied by: Pervidi

Modern organisations across several industries are turning to paperless solutions to manage their compliance through compliance management systems.


Make mental health a priority in the workplace

14 May, 2021 by Marie Kinsella, Chief Executive Officer, IEC Group Australia | Supplied by: International Exhibition & Conference Group Pty Ltd

A mentally healthy workplace and increased employee engagement are interdependent — by looking after employees' mental wellbeing, productivity will rise.


Study highlights risks of economic growth for WA workforce

14 May, 2021

Research shows that a booming economy could lead to increased pressures on workers in the manufacturing and construction sectors, leading to a spike in workplace injuries.


Revised standard highlights boiler safety

12 May, 2021

Standards Australia has published a revised standard that outlines the safety requirements for the operation of boilers and pressure equipment devices.


Fine for "disgraceful" disregard of asbestos safety

05 May, 2021

A Queensland painter has been fined $3000 for failing to protect the public or workers from asbestos while painting a Norman Park house.


Workplace Health & Safety Show returns to Sydney

28 April, 2021

The Workplace Health & Safety Show will return to Sydney from 7–8 September 2021, with live demonstrations, seminars, panels and interactive forums.


Feedback sought for amendments to mine and petroleum site laws

26 April, 2021

Interested parties can now provide feedback regarding proposed amendments to legislation about work health and safety and mines and petroleum sites.


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