Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - February, 2013
Men and women of working age in regional Australia are significantly more likely to have retired for health reasons than their urban counterparts, according to a new study released by the University of Sydney.
National mental health organisation beyondblue and the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) have announced a new partnership to tackle depression and anxiety in the workplace.
A team of researchers from the University of Queensland and a number of other research institutions have released a survey seeking to hear from in-house return to work coordinators, rehabilitation advisors, human resources staff and OHS practitioners.
The Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee has handed down its report on the federal Government’s exposure draft bill to consolidate and reform the country’s five anti-discrimination Acts.
WorkCoverSA has launched the 2013 Recovery and Return to Work Awards to celebrate achievements and workers and those who assist them to recover and return to work following a workplace injury.
The University of Adelaide is seeking victims of workplace bullying for a new research study that aims to investigate people’s difficulties in returning to the workforce after bullying, sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
OHS managers are enjoying a massive boom in salary, according to specialist recruitment firm safesearch, with major regional projects helping drive the nation-wide increase in demand for specialised OHS workers.
Formal qualifications are increasingly becoming the requisite to gain a job in the increasingly well paid and competitive OHS job market, according to a report released by recruitment firm safesearch.
The Queensland Parliament has extended the reporting date for the parliamentary committee conducting the review into the workers’ compensation scheme to May 23 this year.
Western Australia has confirmed that there were no fatalities in the state’s mines in 2012, marking the first time in over a century that the state’s mining sector has escaped without a single death.
The vast majority of employers and managers are considered to be in need of education and training on mental health issues and how to better manage it in the workplace by their employees, according to a new report released by national mental health charity SANE Australia.
12 separate pieces of Federal and State legislation spanning 8,000 pages will now be consolidated into a single law after the Queensland Government passed the Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Bill through State Parliament.
The Federal Government has announced it will introduce a suite of new licensing regulations before the end of the year in a bid to enhance aviation safety and further deliver on the recommendations of the Aviation White Paper.
The Federal Government has announced changes to the Fair Work Act that will enable victims of workplace bullying to receive assistance quickly with a focus on early intervention.
WorkCoverSA has announced the appointment of the new executive management team that it says will 'lead the corporation into an era of more proactively regulating Scheme performance'.
A recent report released by the Federal Government has shown that psychological hazards are not given the same level of attention in OHS legislation and by inspectors as physical hazards.