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Confined space essentials guide

28 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

RICHARD MILLAR offers an essentials guide to designing and implementing an effective confined space program and rescue plan.


Victorian cleaning company fined $30,000 after fall

23 January, 2020

A commercial cleaning company has been fined $30,000 after a worker fell 5.5 m from a roof, sustaining injuries to his vertebra, leg and shoulder.


NSW fire safety reforms to be enforced from April 2020

22 January, 2020

From April 2020, only accredited fire safety practitioners will be authorised to endorse plans and specifications of fire safety systems.


Extra inspectors hired in Queensland to ensure mine safety

22 January, 2020

Four new mine inspectors are expected to commence work across Queensland to protect the region's 70,000 mine workers.


Expert develops fact sheets on bushfire smoke

21 January, 2020

ANU releases comprehensive health protection advice fact sheets on bushfire smoke inhalation, and the government issues P2 masks to protect frontline workers.


Action on silicosis

21 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Slater and Gordon

Lawyer CLAIRE SETCHES responds to recent action to ban dry cutting of stone, and outlines what her firm is doing in the fight against silicosis.


Comments open on WES for airborne contaminants Release 10

21 January, 2020

Safe Work Australia's WES review continues with Release 10 (diesel engine emissions, hydrogen cyanide and others) open for comment until 14 February 2020.


Heavy Vehicle National Law: a year in review

16 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

In October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law underwent a significant refurbishment. Lawyer ROSSANA PARMEGIANI undertakes a one-year review.


Safe Work Australia releases guide on labour hire

16 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Safe Work Australia

Persons conducting a business or undertaking can now access a guide outlining their duties as a labour hiring agency or host.


MATES against suicide

14 January, 2020

Established in 2008, MATES in Construction works to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. DENISE CULLEN traces its history.


SWA releases prefabricated concrete safety guide

14 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Safe Work Australia

Construction workers and employers can now access a guide on safe prefabricated concrete element use.


Contingency plans must be in place for WA tropical cyclones

13 January, 2020

Businesses throughout Western Australia have been urged to have contingency plans in place on land and sea to protect workers in the event of a cyclone.


Man facing 55 charges over dangerous chemical stockpiles

13 January, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria has charged a man for allegedly stockpiling dangerous chemicals in Melbourne's northern suburbs, and in NSW.


Exemption to new silica exposure standard

13 January, 2020

Safe Work Australia has republished the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants with a new respirable crystalline silica standard of 0.05 mg/m3.


NSW amends WHS Mines and Petroleum Sites Regulation 2014

13 January, 2020

The amendments to the WHS Mines and Petroleum Sites Regulation 2014 will commence in NSW from February 2020, and address key work health and safety issues.


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