Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - September, 2012
Casual workers are significantly more likely to experience financial stress, struggle to save and experience difficulty renting or purchasing a property according to a new report released by ME Bank.
The New South Wales Government has announced the establishment of a new legal service that will provide a free and independent process to resolve disputes between injured workers and insurers.
The New South Wales Government has rolled out new measures aimed at improving return to work outcomes for workers and employers following reforms to the State’s Workers Compensation Scheme.
The University of South Australia has published the 2012 edition of the annual Australian and Life Index, concluding that work-life balance for most Australians have not improved over the past five years.
An urgent rethink about on strategies to reduce obesity in the baby boomer generation is urgently needed, according to a new report released by the University of Adelaide.
A survey of over 1,000 workers has found that one-in-four young workers are being paid cash in hand, leaving them unable to access their legal entitlements such as penalty rates, sick leave, superannuation and other conditions.
The New South Wales Mine Safety Advisory Council has outlined its strategic actions to 2017 Actions for a world-leading Work Health and Safety to 2017 plan, with State Minister for Resources and Energy calling for public comment.
Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, has attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a memorial to honour those who have lose their lives as a result of work-related accidents.
The Queensland Government has launched a new film that aims to deliver life-saving workplace health and safety message to young workers by telling the story of incident victim Tiffany Ward.
Research conducted by RMIT University shows that rate of injuries and death on construction sites are continuing to rise, despite advances in technology and safety measures.
Workers in South Australia are currently enjoying one of the best psychological health conditions in the world, according to new research conducted by the University of South Australia.
The New South Wales Government’s new reform to compensation for seriously injured workers has begun this week, with minimum payments boosted by over 30 per cent to $736 per week.
The Tasmanian Government has launched an advertising campaign to encourage Tasmanian businesses to prepare for the new workplace OHS laws that will come into effect from January 2013.
Safe Work Australia Chair Mr Tom Phillips AM has launched the 2012 Safe Work Australia Week Safety Ambassador Program and called for nominations for the 2012 Safety Ambassador of the Year Award.
Energy Safe Victoria and WorkSafe have warned of the use of petrol generators or outdoor gas appliances inside following the recent death of a man in Ferntree Gully.