WorkSafe Victoria releases statement on Swanston St wall collapse

Reported by Haydee | 01 May, 2013

WorkSafe Victoria released an official statement on the Swanston St wall collapse which killed three people on 28 March, 2013. According to WorkSafe, the investigation conducted over the incident aimed to determine whether any offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) have been committed. “This comprehensive investigation is ongoing, but given …

Deadline for conversions to High Risk Work Licence nears

Reported by Haydee | 06 Aug, 2012

SafeWork SA reminded South Australians who undertake high risk work that the deadline for second year conversions to the new national Licence to Perform High Risk Work is coming near. According to a news release by SafeWork SA, the new Licence applies to all people who work with forklifts, cranes and hoists, scaffolding and pressure …

Ageing oil and gas facilities pose significant OHS risks

Reported by Haydee | 14 May, 2012

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) released a report on Friday saying that oil and gas companies operating in Australia fail to recognise the occupational health and safety risk  caused by ageing facilities. NOPSEMA chief executive Jane Cutler said that there are three uncontrolled hydrocarbon releases of particular concern because of …

The OHS Body of Knowledge

Reported by Haydee | 20 Apr, 2012

The OHS Body of Knowledge, which describes the core knowledge expected of OHS professionals, and provides a basis for accrediting OHS graduate and post graduate courses was launched on 18 April 2012. The need for a body of knowledge for OHS professionals was determined during reviews of OHS legislation and OHS education in Australia. “The …

SafetyCulture launches iAuditor app for iPhones

Reported by Angela | 16 Apr, 2012

After the explosive success of the iAuditor app for iPads, SafetyCulture has now released the app for use on iPhones. The company has been blown away by the uptake of the iAuditor app and the immensely positive feedback received. Further developments are underway for use on Android phones too. The flexibility of sharing templates in the …

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 …

NSW: Tamworth safety forum to be held tonight

Reported by Julia | 22 Mar, 2010

Small businesses will gather tonight in Tamworth for a forum centering on safety issues in the workplace. The small business advisory forum is in cooperation with WorkCover NSW. It is one of 10 being held in the state. WorkCover’s Ian Eather says discussions like the one in Tamworth give small business owners an opportunity voice …