Australian academics weigh in on explosion in Beirut19 August, 2020
Following the recent explosion in Beirut, Australian academics from two universities have discussed the chemicals involved in the explosion and the disaster response.
Logging onto Safety: Updated Augmented Reality Safety Guide for Forestry Workers18 August, 2020
Forestry Sector Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 – Published
Supporting the wellbeing of Australia's firefighters17 August, 2020
Academics Dr DAVID LAWRENCE and WAVNE RIKKERS detail their continuing research in the area of Australian firefighter wellbeing.
Premier outlines business impacts during Stage 4 restrictions05 August, 2020
Melbourne entered Stage 4 restrictions on 2 August. The following day, the state's Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced three lists that will apply to businesses.
New regulations require Vic to report COVID-19 diagnoses05 August, 2020
Under new regulations, Victorian employers and self-employed persons must inform WorkSafe Victoria if a worker receives a confirmed coronavirus diagnosis.
New strategy prioritises Victorian healthcare worker safety04 August, 2020
WorkSafe Victoria's 'Health Care and Social Assistance (HCSA) industry strategy 2020–23' aims to improve health and safety outcomes for healthcare workers.
SWA nominates a COVID-19 theme for National Safe Work Month04 August, 2020
October is National Safe Work Month and this year's national theme will be 'Work Health and Safety through COVID-19', Safe Work Australia has announced.
Workplace psychosocial safety climate research receives funding04 August, 2020
Funding will enable UniSA to establish a research platform to study the psychosocial safety climate of workplaces, and help reform Australia's corporate climate.
Keeping New & Expecting Parents informed with Augmented Reality Health & Wellbeing Guide04 August, 2020
Pregnancy and Development of Your Baby 2020/21 – Published
Farm safety on the national agenda as Vic gets dedicated council27 July, 2020
20–25 July was Farm Safety Week nationally, and Victoria has established a Farm Safety Council, to reduce injuries and deaths in the agricultural sector.
Ardent Leisure charged over Dreamworld deaths, faces $4.5m fine22 July, 2020
Qld's WHS Prosecutor has laid charges against Ardent Leisure, Dreamworld's parent company, over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids ride incident that killed four people.
Guide to storing flammable liquids in the workplace released21 July, 2020
With hand sanitisers now common at Australian workplaces, Safe Work Australia has developed a guide for safely storing flammable liquids, such as solvents and alcohols.
Workplaces must do more to stop sexual harassment, experts argue21 July, 2020
Researchers are urging workplaces to be more proactive in addressing sexual harassment, rather than waiting for employees to report the behaviour — especially amid COVID-19.
A Cut Above the Rest – New Augmented Reality Safety Guide Helps Mining Industry Stay Safe21 July, 2020
Mining & Quarry Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 - Published
WA's first gross negligence guilty verdict follows arm amputation21 July, 2020
In a state-first guilty verdict, a waste recycling company is facing a $500,000 fine for gross negligence after a worker's arm was amputated at the shoulder.