You can’t contract out your responsibility – or can you? The High Court weighs in.

Reported by Angela | 04 Apr, 2012

  A High Court decision has highlighted the fine line of responsibility for Work Health & Safety obligations when using contractors. Poultry heavyweight, Baiada, contracted DMP Poultry to catch and cage chickens from chicken growers. The cages were loaded into steel modules which were then loaded by a forklift onto a trailer owned by Baiada …

NT Worksafe Cleared…..by NT Worksafe, in Edith River Derailment

Reported by Angela | 05 Mar, 2012

  Edith River Derailment. Picture courtesy of www.news.com.au The investigation into the derailment of a train carrying copper concentrate near Katherine in the Northern Territory on December 27, 2011 continues, with the drivers of the train being cleared by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The report states that the ‘drivers were suitably qualified, competent and …

Delays Conceded in Introduction of Harmonisation Laws

Reported by Angela | 10 Nov, 2011

(Photo: Chris Evans, Minister for Workplace Relations) As reported in The Australian, Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans has today conceded that it is possible for businesses to delay the implementation of the new WHS laws by up to 12 months. Harmonisation is due to be rolled out on January 1, 2012. However, if a business …

Sydney Safety Conference & Show 2011 – Daily Wrap Up

Reported by Angela | 25 Oct, 2011

The 2011 Safety Conference in Sydney presented by the Safety Institute of Australia, got off to a great start today with a presentation by Dr Adam Fraser addressing the need to become fully engaged safety professionals in the workplace; and how our own behaviours can affect the behaviours of those around us. According to several participants it …