Review begins of National Workplace Safety Laws

Review begins of National Workplace Safety Laws

Posted on 16 February, 2018 | In OH&S News

SafeWork Australia (SWA) has started a review of its national workplace place safety (WHS) model laws at the five year mark of their implementation across state and territory OHS jurisdictions. The review of the content and operation of the WHS Act and supporting regulations will involve exten..

National Safe Work Month – October 2017

National Safe Work Month – October 2017

Posted on 12 October, 2017 | In OH&S News

Safe Work Australia Chair, Diane Smith-Gander, has issued a statement on National Safe Work Month. Click here to view our range of safety solutions...

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..

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