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Principles of Good Work Design Handbook released

Reported by Haydee | 13 Aug, 2015

A new handbook has been launched by Safe Work Australia to assist businesses in meeting their obligations under the work health and safety laws, reducing worker injury rates, and improving their productivity and bottom line.

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Union expressed concern over transport industry safety report

Reported by Haydee | 03 Aug, 2015

The Transport Workers Union says a recent Safe Work Australia survey showing unsafe trucking practices reinforces the fact that truck drivers’ lives are being risked by breaking safety rules because of the pressure to complete work on time.

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Public comment sought for regulation of explosives across Australia

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jul, 2015

Australian businesses, industries, workers and the wider community are encouraged to share their views and comments on how explosives are regulated across the country, as well as on any issues differences in explosives legislation across Australian jurisdictions may have for them.

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Work Health and Safety Virtual Seminar Series 2015

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jul, 2015

Safe Work Australia will be hosting a series of free online seminars throughout October 2015 as part of the National Safe Work Month celebration. These virtual seminars will showcase the latest thinking, innovation, research and developments in work health and safety.

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WHS reporting in annual report is important

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jun, 2015

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is among this year’s winner of the Work Health and Safety Reporting Award during the Australasian Reporting Awards in Melbourne on Thursday.

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Study: Work Health & Safety Perceptions in the Manufacturing Industry

Reported by Haydee | 12 Mar, 2015

A new study from Safe Work Australia shows that manufacturing workers are exposed to a number of occupational health hazards. It also suggests that higher order hazard controls like substitution and elimination were not being utilised as much as they should in this particular industry.

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Make safety part of your New Year’s resolution

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jan, 2015

Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Baxter reminds all Australians to prioritise health and safety in workplaces and make this a part of their New Year’s resolution.

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Reports on carcinogen exposure released

Reported by Haydee | 27 Nov, 2014

Safe Work Australia has recently released three reports, which look into exposures to carcinogens (Lead and lead compounds, formaldehyde, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)

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Work Health and Safety Virtual Seminar Series

Reported by Haydee | 15 Oct, 2014

Safe Work Australia Month begins this October with the Minister for Employment and Safety Ambassador Senator Eric Abetz launching its feature event, the new Australian Strategy Work Health and Safety Virtual Seminar series.