Study: Standardised approach to work safety education among students necessary

Reported by Haydee | 13 May, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A new study conducted by the occupational health and safety experts at the University of Adelaide have called for a better health and safety education in the State’s secondary schools, to prepare young workers for the workplace. The researchers from the University of Adelaide’s School of Population Health and the School of …

Work Safety Awards WA winners announced

Reported by Haydee | 22 Oct, 2012

WorkSafe WA announced on Friday the winners of the 2012 Work Safety Awards Western Australia. Five winners will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards: Veolia Transport Perth Pty Ltd, Fremantle Ports, Sinclair Knight Merz and Balfour Beatty UGL, Daniel Smith and Mike Hayward. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said the winners …

Universities unable to keep up with the high demand for occupational safety professionals, survey says

Reported by Haydee | 24 Feb, 2012

Universities failed to keep up with the increasing demand for workplace safety professionals, a survey released Tuesday revealed. According to the survey conducted by SafeSearch, the “pipeline of qualified professionals graduating from universities are diminishing,” as corporate Australia struggles to meet demand for work safety. The survey showed majority of respondents emphasized the importance of …