A new safety campaign has been established by WorkSafe Victoria to help reduce the number of bricklaying injuries on construction sites.
Comcare commenced legal proceedings against an Adelaide company for failing to take steps to protect the health and safety of its employees and contractors.
A court ruling against a worker's civil claims against his employer after suffering a workplace injury highlights the importance of the need for employers to ensure employees have the requisite training on working safely.
A recent Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner survey reveals that diseases caused by slips, trips and falls is the number one health issue for building and construction companies, followed by the effects of alcohol and other drugs.
Employers are being urged to check that they have traffic control systems in place to keep workers safe from moving vehicles, after the issue was highlighted last Friday in a ruling at the SA Industrial Relations Court.
A builder has been fined $20,000 for breaches to the SA OHS Act for injuries sustained by workers on an Adelaide construction site.
WorkSafe Victoria and VECCI have collectively developed a program to help small businesses keep their workplaces safe.
The recent Workplace Relations Minister’s Council (WRMC) meeting indicates that progress towards the harmonisation of Australia’s OHS laws is being made.
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority warned offshore facilities to have their Cyclone Response Procedures in place following a near catastrophe when a construction vessel was hit by a cyclone recently.
Recent court rulings highlight the importance of employers' responsibilities to implement OHS procedures and not just rely on their contractors' safety procedures.
Following a five-year research program into Australia’s OHS inspectorates, a professor is calling on unions to exercise greater influence in the pursuit of better workplace safety.
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 Victoria has commenced a concentrated inspection program on Victoria’s building sites to help eliminate the high incidence of easily preventable injuries.
According to a recent US study, human behaviour is becoming a key aspect in improving safety in the workplace.
A recent ASCC study on Australian workplace design has revealed the OHS implications of our country's growing obesity problem.