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Working from home — maintaining mentally healthy workplaces

07 April, 2020

Working from home or remotely during the coronavirus pandemic can be stressful for many workers; SafeWork NSW has created an online resource to help.

Deep breath: expert guidance on bushfire smoke

07 April, 2020

National Safety’s Editor, Dr JOSEPH BRENNAN, speaks with an air quality expert, a lawyer and our national WHS statutory body to seek expert guidance.

Government backs private health sector to combat COVID-19

06 April, 2020

A partnership between the Australian Government and the private health sector will provide 30,000 hospital beds and 105,000 nurses and staff to combat COVID-19.

Queensland closes its border to interstate FIFO workers

06 April, 2020

As a measure to protect local mine workforces, on 4 April the Queensland Government placed a ban on non-critical interstate fly-in fly-out mine workers.

Disobedient vs careless workers — difference under law

06 April, 2020 | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Lawyers JACKSON INGLIS and ERIC HALDEN explore the difference under the law between disobedient and careless workers.

Over seas: protecting a zero fatalities record

03 April, 2020

In 2019, for the seventh consecutive year, the offshore petroleum operations industry achieved a zero worker fatalities result, Dr JOSEPH BRENNAN reports.

Roadworks enforceable undertaking

03 April, 2020

NT WorkSafe has accepted a $1.3 million enforceable undertaking for safety around roadworks from the DIPL following a fatal road accident.


03 April, 2020

Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, employers are required by Australian WHS laws to ensure the health and safety of their workers.

2019–2023: asbestos awareness, management and removal

02 April, 2020

ASEA is in the second phase of its national strategic plan for asbestos awareness, management and approval, to eliminate asbestos-related diseases in Australia.

Crane operator pleads guilty to 2016 worksite death

01 April, 2020

The operator of a crane involved in the death of a worker in 2016 has pleaded guilty in the ACT Supreme Court to breaching work health and safety legislation.

Overheating: heat mitigation technologies in buildings

01 April, 2020

Architectural scientist PROFESSOR MATTHEOS SANTAMOURIS charts the problem of overheating in the built environment and the safety imperatives of mitigation technologies.

Safe Work Australia releases new COVID-19 WHS resources

01 April, 2020

Safe Work Australia's 'COVID-19 Information for workplaces' online resource includes new infographics and industry-specific information.

Asbestos practices scrutiny to continue, Queensland vows

31 March, 2020

Queensland builders working unsafely with asbestos and outside relevant laws will continue to face strong consequences, according to the state government.

Upholding Australian Standards amid COVID-19

31 March, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Australian workplaces, Standards Australia has reasserted its commitment to support quality and promote safety.

In the field: mobility is vital

31 March, 2020 | Supplied by: SOTI Inc. Australia

MICHAEL DYSON explains how an 'integrated mobility strategy' can help businesses and managers optimise safety for field workers.

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