State and federal workplace regulators on Wednesday have agreed to tighten silica dust exposure regulations.
The Government of Queensland is set to introduce a new code of practice and electrical safety regulations in May to improve safety in the growing commercial solar farm industry.
The State Government says the regulations will come into effect on May 1 with a transition period of up to two years for certain matters.
SafeWork NSW expressed support to national amendments to the model Code of Practice for the provision of first aid in the workplace, to help ensure workers have access to immediate care and treatment.
The ACT Government commits its support to the recommendations of an independent review of its work safety compliance infrastructure, policies, and procedures, including a structural reform to WorkSafe ACT to ensure its independence.
Victoria’s new Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) regulations 2018 will commence on 25 October 2018.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the Federal Government will support the next steps for a national registry on silicosis during last Friday’s COAG meeting.
Four new asbestos and prevention of falls compliance codes are now available. These new codes align with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017.
The WA Government has recently introduced building regulations to regulate the use of combustible material on building facades of high-risk buildings.
The penalties are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act.
Major changes on amusement ride safety standards have been announced by the Queensland Government.
New truck safety laws are a step closer as one of two amendment Bills passed through the Queensland Parliament.
New laws protecting emergency service workers from assaults will be introduced to Parliament today.
The WA Government has established a Commission for Occupational Safety and Health Diving Working Group to make recommendations about safety measures for the occupational diving industry.
A Bill to ensure dependent family members of WA workers killed on the job receive reasonable compensation passed through the Legislative Council on Thursday.
The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail will be updated to reduce the burden on industry when transporting low-risk items and to bring it in line with new United Nations transport requirements.
The ACT Government has introduced new work health and safety legislation in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that will require more worker training and consultation on major construction sites.
Employers whose negligence leads to a death of a worker will now face up to 20 years in jail under new proposed laws in Victoria.
Those who will attack and injure an emergency worker will now receive a custodial sentence as the Victorian Government amends statutory minimum prison sentencing.
The NSW Government has announced plans to reform the workers compensation dispute resolution system following an extensive review.
Safe Work Australia has published a revised version of the Australian Work Health and Strategy 2012-2022 to ensure it continues to improve safety in Australian workplaces.