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Safe Work Australia issues new workplace chemical storage guide

Safe Work Australia issues new workplace chemical storage guide

Posted on 12 December, 2018 | In OH&S News

National workplace health and safety authority Safe Work Australia has issued a new chemical storage guide for workplaces, aiming to reduce chemical related injuries. The document, available at Safe Work Australia’s website shows both employers and employees how to safely identify, store, a..

WorkSafe Urges Caution As Victoria Enters High-Incident November and December

WorkSafe Urges Caution As Victoria Enters High-Incident November and December

Posted on 20 November, 2018 | In OH&S News

Worksafe Victoria has urged employers and workers to “slow down and put safety first” during November and December, the two months that account for 22.3% of all workplace deaths. According to WorkSafe, 53 Victorian workers died over November and December during 2008 and 2017. SafeWork ..

Safe Work Australia releases National Return to Work Survey

Safe Work Australia releases National Return to Work Survey

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

The biannual Return to Work survey, commissioned by Safe Work Australia conducted by the Social Research Centre Melbourne (SRC) has been released for 2018. The Return to Work Survey compares the return to work experiences and outcomes of injured workers against a range of variables to ascerta..

Worksafe Victoria Applies New Dangerous Goods Regulations

Worksafe Victoria Applies New Dangerous Goods Regulations

Posted on 31 October, 2018 | In OH&S News

The Victorian State Government’s new Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2018 (DG TRR Regulations) which make minor yet necessary changes to the rules is now in effect (25th October, 2018.) Victorian law now reflects the changes made to dangerous goods handling regulatio..

New Code Offers More Advice on Preventing Manual Handling Injuries

New Code Offers More Advice on Preventing Manual Handling Injuries

Posted on 4 July, 2018 | In OH&S News

  One of the most important workplace safety documents to be developed in recent times has just been released. It aims to help employers further reduce the risk from manual work that may cause a serious and costly musculoskeletal injury. WorkSafe Victoria’s new ‘Hazardous Manual Handl..

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