WorkSafe ACT develops new asbestos awareness training course

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2012

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe reminded local employers to ensure that appropriate training is provided to workers who may come in contact with asbestos as part of their work. Mr McCabe also confirmed that a new asbestos awareness training course has been developed in ACT. “A new asbestos awareness training course has been developed …

WorkCover to conduct free webinar for NSW small businesses

Reported by Haydee | 19 Jul, 2012

A free webinar to help small businesses understand how to manage workplace risks under the new work health and safety laws will be conducted by WorkCover NSW. According to WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division General Manager, John Watson, a comprehensive program is being delivered by WorkCover to assist NSW businesses, industry and workers adjust …

National Farm Safety Week

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jun, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is encouraging farmers and other rural workers to focus on controlling the top six health and safety risks in the farming industry. These include quad bikes, tractors, other farm vehicles, unguarded machinery, hazardous manual tasks, and animal handling and mustering which has resulted to three deaths in rural Queensland workplaces …