Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - October, 2012
Federal Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator Eric Abetz, has blasted the revised National Code on Bullying, saying it “takes the nanny state to the extreme”.
WorkSafe Victoria has released statistics that show almost 450 body parts have been amputated from Victorian workers by common types of machinery in the State’s workplaces over the last five years.
Sexual harassment rates in the workplace have reached an all time high, with progress in combating it stalling, according to a new report released by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).
Workplace Health and Safety specialists are enjoying a spike in labour demand, especially in the construction sector, according to international recruitment specialist Hays.
With hazardous noise increasingly accounting for major hearing loss in New South Wales workplaces, WorkCover NSW has announced it will hold a free webinar today on managing noise in the workplace.
The Northern Territory Government has introduced the Rail Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Bill 2012 before Territory Parliament, which, if passed, will allow for the creation of a single regulatory body to preside over rail safety.
Fair Work Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman and Fair Work Building and Construction have formalised their commitment to national productivity with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the issue.
The Federal Government has announced a suite of measures designed to improve quad bike safety at a recent forum of farmers, unions and industry representatives on the safety of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).
The South Australian Government has welcomed the breaking of the political deadlock that will allow for the progression of the nationally harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation.
The Federal Minister for Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, has launched the 2012 Safe Work Australia Week by calling on workplaces and workers to raise awareness of work health and safety issues.
Heavy vehicle safety and roadworthiness has been brought under the spotlight under a new initiative launched by VicRoads in conjunction with Victoria Police and WorkSafe Victoria.
Compensated injury fatalities are continuing to decrease, but more must be done to ensure the nation’s workplaces are the safest they can possibly be, according to a new report released by Safe Work Australia.