Work health safety laws full implementation in 2014

Reported by Haydee | 18 Dec, 2013

SafeWork SA recently announced that work health and safety laws will be fully implemented starting 1 January 2014. “The regulations will take effect on 1 January 2014 and aims to further enhance the safety of South Australians by improving work practices and safety planning,” said Bryan Russell, Executive Director of SafeWork SA. A limited number …

Winners of the 2012 National Safety Awards of Excellence announced

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2012

Winners of the 2012 National Safety Awards of Excellence were announced in a ceremony held this month at Doltone House in Sydney. This year’s awards saw the introduction of a new category – Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program. With 140 submissions this year, the National Safety Awards of Excellence honours the dedication and hard …

New safety laws will give better protection to workers, says union

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2012

South Australian unions welcome new safety laws saying workers will be better protected when these laws pass through State Parliament. SA Unions State Secretary, Janet Giles says working people are happy that the Greens and Independent John Darley have decided to support the Government’s Work Health and Safety Bill. “This has been sitting in the …

Queensland government willing to amend workplace health and safety laws

Reported by Haydee | 31 Aug, 2012

Hon Jarrod BleijiePhoto: Queensland Government website Queensland’s attorney general said he is willing to minimise burdensome workplace health and safety laws if necessary. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie chaired a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with industry groups to examine the national Workplace Health and Safety laws introduced to Queensland in January. He said the Government is committed …

Workplace Health and Safety Symposium in Brisbane

Reported by Haydee | 28 Aug, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will conduct a Work Health and Safety Symposium on 2 October 2012. The symposium will launch Safe Work Week 2012. WHS professionals and industry leaders will discuss important issues on work health and safety during the symposium. High profile speakers and safety experts will talk about innovative safety strategies. Speakers …

WA: Public comment sought on national Work Health and Safety Regulations

Reported by Haydee | 17 Aug, 2012

Public comment on the costs and benefits of the proposed national Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations as they apply to Western Australian workplaces is being sought by the State Government. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the public comment period was an opportunity for businesses, industry and workers to express their opinions on …

Safety Alert on switchloading when transferring flammable liquids

Reported by Haydee | 01 Aug, 2012

A safety alert on switchloading when transferring flammable liquids has been published by WorkCover NSW following a recent coroners findings into an incident which highlighted the risks of switchloading and static electricity. The WHS Act requires persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) particularly those in control of workplaces to make sure that safe systems …

Geelong worker steps up fight against workplace bullying

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jul, 2012

A worker from Geelong is expected to provide evidence today during a Federal Government inquiry into workplace bullying and will appeal for mandatory reporting to WorkSafe. Geelong Advertiser reported how the victim was bullied for 18 months at a Geelong business. “It came as a real shock to me, I had a long work experience …

SafeWork SA now accepting Work Health and Safety Grants applications

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jul, 2012

SafeWork SA is now accepting applications for the WHS Commissioned Research Grant Programme which is aimed at improving work health and safety (WHS) outcomes in South Australia. Minister for Industrial Relations Russell Wortley said a total of $320,000 will be given to successful applicants. The grants will assist in funding research in priority areas including: …

WA to introduce WHS Bill into parliament

Reported by Haydee | 24 May, 2012

The Western Australia Government will introduce its Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill into parliament in the next financial year. The announcement was made by the WA Government in its 2012-2013 Budget released last week. The 2012-2013 Budget says that a draft bill is underway and “is expected to be introduced into Parliament” in the …