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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Officer duties: do they apply to you?

09 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

The term 'officer' carries a broader definition than just whoever is the company's director, lawyer JACKSON INGLIS explains.


Taking action on air quality decline amid bushfires

08 January, 2020

As bushfires continue to devastate the country, employers are being advised to take every precaution to ensure the health and safety of employees.


New Augmented Reality Safety Guide Reminds HVAC&R Workers to Put Safety First

07 January, 2020

HVAC&R Contractors & Engineers Guide to Safety 2019/20 – Released


Safe Work Australia releases silica guide

07 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Safe Work Australia

Respirable crystalline silica exposure risks could be easier to identify and control, thanks to a guide Safe Work Australia released in September 2019.


Employers urged to guard against extreme heat this summer

02 January, 2020

Employers and workers are being urged to be extra vigilant when guarding against the effects of extreme heat this summer.


Safety reset: Queensland mining under review

31 December, 2019

After the death of a Queensland coalmine worker in July 2019, the state government announced two independent reviews and a mining 'safety reset'.


Coalmine workers to access mobile respiratory health service

24 December, 2019

Queensland coalmine workers could soon access a 'health service on wheels', designed to improve detection of mine dust lung diseases.


Putting the 'LEAD' in safety leadership

24 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Teys Australia

Teys Australia's safety leadership program empowers supervisors to meet productivity goals, maintain reasonable workloads and improve safety performance.


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