Two More States Increase Penalties Over Unsafe Work

Two More States Increase Penalties Over Unsafe Work

Posted on 26 September, 2017 | In OH&S News

Queensland and Western Australia have recently joined Victoria in lifting penalties for employers who break safety laws. It means states that have adopted the national model workplace safety laws are also “harmonising” penalties for breaking those laws. Employer who put their workers at ris..

Big Payout to Worker is a Warning Over Unsafe Manual Work

Big Payout to Worker is a Warning Over Unsafe Manual Work

Posted on 22 August, 2017 | In OH&S News

  A recent court case in Queensland over a workplace injury could result in much higher priority given to reducing risk from unsafe manual handling work. The compensation case in Brisbane’s Court of Appeals in August saw a company ordered to pay more than $231,000 to a worker who was in..

Risks of Lifting, Pulling and Pushing

Risks of Lifting, Pulling and Pushing

Posted on 27 July, 2017 | In OH&S News

  Work still relies on muscle power to make and move materials. That requires workers to lift, pull or push materials or to use basic materials handling aids, such as trolleys, to help handle and transport heavy loads. These manual handling actions continue in most workplaces day in-day o..

New Code to Help Reduce Manual Handling Risk

New Code to Help Reduce Manual Handling Risk

Posted on 16 June, 2017 | In OH&S News

  One of the most important documents for helping businesses improve their workplace safety is now available. It is Victoria’s Hazardous Manual Handling Compliance Code 2017. This legal document developed by leading OHS regulator WorkSafe Victoria raises the standard on what employers s..

Victoria Improves It’s OHS Laws

Victoria Improves It’s OHS Laws

Posted on 18 April, 2017 | In OH&S News

  The state’s Andrews Labor Government will introduce new laws on July 1 to amend its portfolio of OHS laws enforced by its OHS agency, WorkSafe Victoria. The omnibus WorkSafe Legislation Amendment Bill 2017, currently before state parliament, aims to “improve” Victoria’s main OHS..

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