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Ombudsman calls on ADF to update guidance on reports of abuse

21 August, 2019

The ADF Ombudsman is calling on the Defence Force to update its guidance around making and handling reports of abuse following recent reviews.

WorkSafe WA to begin commercial kitchen inspections

20 August, 2019

Western Australian (WA) commercial kitchens could soon get a visit from WorkSafe WA inspectors as part of a proactive program to examine workplace safety standards and issues.

Woolworths pledges $1.6m to improve workplace traffic controls

19 August, 2019

It comes as part of an enforceable undertaking, accepted by NT WorkSafe, after a man was run over by a prime mover in an NT loading dock and died in 2016.

Retailer hit with $150K fine after plant injures worker

14 August, 2019

A major retailer has been fined $150K for failing to ensure that their workplace and the means of entering and leaving it were safe.

Industrial manslaughter offence to be added to NT WHS laws

12 August, 2019

The NT Government is set to introduce an industrial manslaughter offence to its WHS laws following recommendations from a recent best WHS practice review.

'Be a Safety Champion' this National Safe Work Month

09 August, 2019

Safe Work Australia is encouraging all employers and workers to become safety champions this October National Safe Work Month.

CEPAR releases fact sheet on mature workers' legal rights

08 August, 2019

Employers can now access a fact sheet explaining how workplace health and safety (WHS) and anti-discrimination laws relate to mature workers in Australia.

Applications to new return to work services panel now open

07 August, 2019

Medical and allied health professionals are being invited to apply for a position on WorkCover Queensland's new return to work services panel.

Christopher's law

06 August, 2019

The tragic death of 18-year-old Christopher Cassaniti on a construction site this year has galvanised his mother, Patrizia, to campaign for safer workplaces.

Arc enemy

05 August, 2019 by Louise Pywell*

Too many people have died from electrocution while working on rooftops. Empower your employees with knowledge and skills to help keep them safe.

Health service charged following assault on nurse

30 July, 2019

Austin Health has been charged with alleged health and safety breaches after a nurse was assaulted by a patient in 2017.

Communication crisis

29 July, 2019 by David Nicol*

In a crisis, managing information and preventing the spread of misinformation is essential. We explore the power of controlling information in a crisis. 

WA service station inspections raise safety concerns

26 July, 2019

WorkSafe WA inspectors have raised concerns around hazardous substances, portable ladders and first aid in service stations following their inspection program.

Company fined $10K for obstructing WorkSafe investigation

26 July, 2019

A Queensland-based labour hire company has been fined $10,000 for obstructing an investigation into the death of one of its workers.

Workplace safety no laughing matter

25 July, 2019

Circus Rio has been issued with 11 prohibition notices in under a week, following a series of incidents. The show must not go on until the notices are lifted.

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