New laws proposed to parliament by the Palaszczuk Government will enable the state’s building regulator to take action where there is a threat to the safety of workers on construction sites.
Following an interim recommendation from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety, the Queensland Government will introduce the new offence of “negligence causing death”.
Quad bike riders and their passengers are now required by law to wear an approved motorcycle helmet when operating on roads and road-related areas, according to new laws that came into effect on 1 February 2017 in Queensland.
Starting 1 February 2017, children under the age of 8 will be prohibited from riding quad bikes and utility off-road vehicles being used on road, as well as any child of any age if they are not yet capable of sitting with their feet flat on the floor and hands on handholds in Queensland.
New regulations to protect Queensland coal miners from black lung disease are set to become law on 1 January.
Canada’s Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group is currently developing a new international guideline dedicated to autonomous mining based on a code of practice released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
The Queensland Government’s safety audits of theme parks is set to be completed by the end of November.
Safe Work Australia proceeds to work on the reforms outlined in the Explosives Regulation in Australia: Decision Regulation Impact Statement.
Two tools that can assist organisations in creating safe work environments are safe systems of work and safe work method statements. But what are they? Aren’t they the same thing and how do they help me manage safety in the workplace?
The Palaszczuk Government has passed laws that guarantee lifetime treatment, care and support for Queenslanders who sustain life-changing injuries at work.
Safe Work Australia seeking comments on the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations for diving work
Comments are being sought on how to improve the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations for diving work.
The Department of Mines and Petroleum is seeking stakeholder input on safety reforms to modernize and integrate safety legislation on mining, petroleum and major hazard facilities (MHFs) in Western Australia.
Some small businesses in Queensland have inadequate insurance coverage or are not covered at all. This is according to figures released by WorkCover.
Victorians are encouraged to provide their comments on proposed changes to Victoria’s OHS regulations.
A new Bill brings the maximum penalty to 20,000 penalty units for body corporates found to have behaved recklessly and endanger or may endanger people in a workplace.
The Queensland government has recently introduced legislation providing lifetime care and support to workers who are catastrophically injured in work-related incidents.
The SRS system was first introduced in 2014. This system allows customers to renew their Dangerous Goods Security Cards (DGSC), Dangerous Goods and Explosives Drivers Licences and Shotfirer Licences easily and efficiently.
Canberra workers can now benefit from improved access to compensation following recent changes to the worker’s compensation legislation
The NSW Government is calling on everyone to have their say on a new Horse riding code of practice, which is aimed at reducing work-related injuries and fatalities involving horses.
Training, information and procedures such as Work Method Statements provide a way for businesses to address health and safety issues by identifying safety hazards and hazard control measures to ensure work is being carried out safely. But is a Work Method Statement a legal requirement for health and safety compliance in New Zealand?
The Queensland government has accepted all the final recommendations of a task force into violence against paramedics, including sedation of violent patients as part of an overall safety strategy.