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Many injured workers believe their employer hinders their recovery

06 February, 2009

A report prepared for The Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities shows that many injured workers in Australia and New Zealand believe their management don't do enough to get them back to work.

WorkSafe cracks down on construction

05 February, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has commenced a concentrated inspection program on Victoria’s building sites to help eliminate the high incidence of easily preventable injuries.

US study looks at behavioural approach to workplace safety

28 January, 2009

According to a recent US study, human behaviour is becoming a key aspect in improving safety in the workplace.

OHS implications of obesity for workplace designers

19 January, 2009

A recent ASCC study on Australian workplace design has revealed the OHS implications of our country's growing obesity problem.

Comcare safety survey

19 January, 2009

Comcare has reviewed its support services for health and safety representatives, identifying a need for training programs to help provide adequate knowledge of the OHS legislation.

National campaign to reduce manual task injuries

19 January, 2009

Safety regulators will be cooperating in a nationwide campaign to reduce manual handling injuries in select industries.

Online safety workbooks

01 January, 2009

The Enhancing Safety online system enables people to acquire occupational health and safety skills by completing online workbooks as part or all of their assessment process.

Regulators harmonise construction induction training

17 December, 2008

WorkCover NSW now recognises the South Australian ‘white card’, Queensland's 'blue card' and Victoria's 'red card' as proof of construction induction training equivalent to WorkCover’s'OHS General Induction for Construction Work in NSW' course.

Regulator launches guide for housing construction safety

15 December, 2008

WorkCover NSW has released a guide to assist small residential construction businesses to meet their workplace safety responsibilities.

National OHS Review Report released

12 December, 2008 by Michael Tooma and Alena Titterton*

The National OHS Review Panel's first report was released recently, containing the findings and recommendations for what the National OHS Review Panel considers the optimal content of a model OHS Act regarding duties of care and the structure of offences.

Pre-Christmas forklift safety warning as company fined $175,000

10 December, 2008

A Victorian company has been convicted and fined $175,000 following a worker being struck and killed by a forklift at its cold storage warehouse.

Severe fine for SA company over workplace death

10 December, 2008

A South Australian company was convicted and fined $65,000 for breaching the OHS Act following the death of a worker after being struck by a front-end loader.

Company and worker prosecuted after forklift hitchhike

10 December, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has imposed ‘alternate penalty’ provisions against a company and a worker after a stunt on a forklift that left one person with a broken leg.

Zinifex fined $65K for workplace death

09 December, 2008

Zinifex Port Pirie has been convicted and fined $65,000 for the death of a worker at the Port Pirie smelter in October 2004.

$175,000 pre-Christmas forklift safety warning

08 December, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a pre-Christmas safety warning for traffic management systems after AB Oxford Cold Storage was convicted and fined $175,000 for the forklift-related death of a worker on 13 April 2005.

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