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.
The recent Workplace Relations Minister’s Council (WRMC) meeting indicates that progress towards the harmonisation of Australia’s OHS laws is being made.
WorkSafe Victoria and VECCI have collectively developed a program to help small businesses keep their workplaces safe.
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.
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.
Recent court rulings highlight the importance of employers' responsibilities to implement OHS procedures and not just rely on their contractors' safety procedures.
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.
Safety regulators will be cooperating in a nationwide campaign to reduce manual handling injuries in select industries.
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.
A recent ASCC study on Australian workplace design has revealed the OHS implications of our country's growing obesity problem.