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Safe Work Australia now accepting feedback on GHS 7

08 July, 2019

SWA will accept feedback on a proposal to adopt an updated version of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals until 28 July.


Hammering Down on Safety with New Augmented Reality Construction Safety Guide

08 July, 2019

VIC Construction Site Safety Guide 2019/20 — Released


WorkSafe WA machinery repair inspection results released

05 July, 2019

WorkSafe WA has issued 980 improvement notices after its machinery repair inspection program raised concerns around hazardous substances and mobile plants.


Workplace fumes cause 1 in 10 lung illnesses

02 July, 2019

Exposure to hazardous fumes in the workplace may be the cause of illness in more than one out of 10 people, according to new research.


Traumatised by the job

02 July, 2019

First responders like former police officer Belinda Neil bear the brunt of horror at work, causing PTSD. She shares her story and what is needed to turn the tide.


Making safety mandatory

01 July, 2019 by Geoff Crittenden*

Australian legislation does not enforce welding standards by making them mandatory, posing a risk to both public and worker safety. This needs to change. 


Wash cycle

01 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Safety Equipment Australia Pty Ltd

Removing PPE after a shift can result in workers being exposed to pollutants. Correct decontamination and cleaning of PPE is essential to employee safety.


Safety is No Accident; New Guide for Cotton Farmers

25 June, 2019

Cotton Industry Guide to Safety 2019/20 – Released


Temporary measures: implications of a contingent workforce

25 June, 2019 by Sally Danbury*

There's an increasing number of contract workers making up our workforce. What are the implications for your business?


Fall fails: the need for an industry code

24 June, 2019

Ongoing accidents caused by workers falling from heights exemplify the need for an industry code for height safety installations.


Feedback sought on WHS law recommendations

24 June, 2019

Safe Work Australia (SWA) is calling on stakeholders to provide feedback on recommendations for improving the model work health and safety (WHS) laws.


The saying goes if you don't have something nice to say...

21 June, 2019 by Julie Dang*

A recent court case shows that employers must be careful about what they say about former employees, to avoid damaging their reputation.


Fundamental change is needed to the way we work

21 June, 2019

IOSH President Professor Vincent Ho shares his thoughts on the challenges facing safety professionals today.


Sleep habits impact worker health and productivity: study

19 June, 2019

Tweaking night owls' sleeping habits could help improve worker performance, safety and mental health, a new study has shown.


$250K fine for electrocution

18 June, 2019

A Queensland billboard company has received a $250K fine after a worker received an electric shock from a powerline the company knew was a hazard.


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