Public comment on WA’s workplace safety laws accepted

Reported by Haydee | 24 Oct, 2014

WorkSafe WA is encouraging Western Australians to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system by giving their comment on the draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (the ‘Green Bill’).


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.


Safe Work Month 2014 activities – get involved!

Reported by Haydee | 05 Sep, 2014

Safe Work Month is only a few weeks away and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is inviting everyone to be involved in the activities lined up for the month and consider becoming a Safe Work Month sponsor.


Return to Work Awards 2014 finalists announced

Reported by Haydee | 05 Sep, 2014

Finalists for the 2014 Return to Work Awards, which recognise those who have played a significant role in the return to work process, have recently been announced.


Electrical cables recalled

Reported by Haydee | 02 Sep, 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced the recall of Infinity and Olsent-branded cable after the brands failed electrical safety standards due to low quality plastic insulation coating.

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Traffic Management Forum held

Reported by Haydee | 01 Sep, 2014

With better training and renewed focus on leadership and consultation, some of the hazards in using forklifts can be addressed properly. This is according to a forum conducted recently, which looked at forklifts and their interaction with pedestrians.


WorkSafe’s Safety and Health Workshops 2014

Reported by Haydee | 27 Aug, 2014

SafeWork SA is inviting business owners, employers, managers, supervisors, safety and health representatives and OSH managers to participate in one of the Safe Work October 2014 workshops.

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Alliance to ensure work health and safety

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

An alliance between WorkCover NSW and Hansen Yuncken was signed on Tuesday to ensure that a safe workplace will be provided during the Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment.


New Comcare chief begins work

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

Comcare’s new Chief Executive Officer started on Monday. Ms Jennifer Taylor replaced former Comcare CEO, Paul O’Connor.


Free chemical classification information sessions

Reported by Haydee | 22 Aug, 2014

Safe Work Australia will be hosting a series of free training and information sessions for the Australian Chemical Supply Industry to promote awareness of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This activity will help participants understand the new system and what it aims to do, learn the relationship with systems …


Free safety webinar for small businesses

Reported by Haydee | 13 Aug, 2014

The Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland together with CCIQ is inviting small businesses to a free work health and safety webinar as part of the Small Business Week celebration from September 1 to 6.


Finalists for 2014 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards and Seacare Awards revealed

Reported by Haydee | 11 Aug, 2014

The list of finalists for the 2014 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards and Seacare Awards has been released. Comcare’s Acting CEO Cathy Skippington complimented this year’s entrants. “The standard of this year’s entries was extremely high, with the finalists demonstrating impact, innovation and collaboration in their health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work …


Australian Strategy Virtual Seminar Series

Reported by Haydee | 11 Aug, 2014

In line with the Safe Work Australia Month celebration, a series of work health and safety virtual seminars will be conducted for free in October.


New Comcare Chief and SRCC Chair announced

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2014

The Federal Government has recently announced the appointment of Ms Jennifer Taylor as the new Chief Executive Officer of Comcare and Mr Barry Sherriff as the next Chair of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC).


August is Tradies National Health Month

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jul, 2014

The Australian Physiotherapy Association together with Steel Blue have declared August the National Tradies’ Health Month to educate and engage tradies on the importance of health and safety.

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Work safety partnership in forestry industry renewed

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has renewed its partnership with Forestry Corporation of NSW to develop effective approaches to work health and safety and injury management in the forestry industry. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said the partnership which was first signed in 2011 has achieved significant progress in recent …


WA business fined over worker’s crushed thumb

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2014

A vegetable packing and export business in Wattleup has been fined $33,000 and around $1,200 in costs due to lack of machinery guarding which resulted to a worker’s thumb being crushed.