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New website to warn consumers about unsafe products

Welcome to the new and improved Product Safety Australia website—which has combined with the Recalls website—to provide you with a single entry point to national, state and territory product safety and recalls information. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, work or on the go—as our new Product Safety site is fully mobile responsive enabling you […]

Reducing business risk, is like painting by numbers

Don’t worry about trying to do everything today, keep things simple you will be surprised what you achieve.       Short term, generate a list considering: Things that are important to you and your business. The mandatory things you need to do. Then; Generate a list of 5. Mix it up, add some easy […]

Small business and incorporating safety can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be

If you own or run a small business, incorporating safety can be daunting. The following is a simple approach to gauge how you are managing your risks and duty of care. Whilst its Western Australian based, focus on the principles. Try this quiz to check whether you have done enough to protect yourself and those […]

Are you GHS Ready

Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals All information relating to the recent amendments to the model WHS laws exempting certain veterinary chemicals from labelling requirements are in the process of being updated on our website. These updates will be complete before 1 January 2017, when the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) […]

Worker de-gloved after arms caught in conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant incident report released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. According to the report, the conveyor was part of the crushing circuit and […]

National Transport Commission implement changes to Australian Dangerous Goods Code

Following a period of public consultation, the National Transport Commission has released its planned changes to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. Geoff Allan, acting chief executive of the NTC, encouraged medical experts, Australia’s rail industry, and rail safety workers to consider making a submission to the report, […]

Wrong direction? Sending employees to medical examinations

Do you know when you can – and when you cannot – issue an employee with a direction to attend a medical examination? The right for an employer to direct an employee to attend a medical examination is not always reasonable or warranted in the circumstances, and the recent Fair Work Commission case of Cole […]

Employer found liable for co-worker’s assault on employee at tavern

The Claimant, Mr Edward Westrupp, was a 61 year old FIFO worker employed by BIS Industries as a silo operator to work in Leinster (Leinster is a company town, operated by BHB Billiton). The Claimant worked two weeks on, one week off roster. During his two weeks on, he resided at the Leinster Mining Camp. […]

Australia: Victorian OHS penalties set to top $3m: Now in line with rest of Australia

The maximum penalty for a company found to have recklessly endangered a person in a workplace under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) has been doubled to more than $3 million. The Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (Treasury and Finance Bill) was passed with bi-partisan support by the Victorian […]

Its a sad day for so many when someone doesn’t come home from work!

Aerial of flipped mining truck at quarry, ambulances   Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-23/aerial-of-flipped-mining-truck-at-quarry,-ambulances/7438264  
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