Australiaâ€™s eastern states have joined forces to release a harmonisation initiative designed to streamline OHS issues for businesses operating in more than one state.
A range of fact sheets relating to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner were released this week.
When international express and logistics company DHL discovered its Australian workers compensation rating was below the industry standard, it was decided more could and should be done to improve workplace safety
A combination of camera and software is going to help protect drivers from the dangerous effects of momentary drowsiness.
The analysis of more than 20 years of workers compensation statistics has revealed that â€˜morningitisâ€™ is a real workplace safety risk.
A reduction in workplace fatalities has placed Australian workplaces ahead of the target set in the National OHS Strategy, but progress in workplace injury still falls short of the targeted 40% improvement by 2012.
The successful completion of a trial mentoring program to help small businesses improve workplace safety will see it expand into the manufacturing and construction industries.
The safety and conditions of workers on 457 visas has again been questioned by the CFMEU after Victorian WorkCover inspectors recently shut down a construction site near Ballarat on safety grounds.
Figures show that more than 25,000 new workers compensation cases each year are due to falls, trips and slips.
A range of occupational health and safety intervention strategies has been launched by ACT WorkCover as part of its 2006/07 Information and Prevention Program.
Workplace Safe Week 2006 has launched in Tasmania with the news that workplace injuries fell by just 230 to reach 10,018 in the 2005-06 financial year.
The UMM Universal Safety Mat range is a heavy-duty PVC impact-resistant safety mat rated to Category 3 for demanding safety applications. The range is available in a variety of standard metric sizes and, being a single-piece design, is highly resistant to delamination and impact damage.
Three of the four Health and Safety Representative of the Year finalists in this year's WorkSafe Victoria Awards agree that while men still far outweigh women when it comes to health and safety in industrial settings, the gap is narrowing