Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - March, 2013
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged riders of quad bikes to exercise increase caution after new research found that unsafe riding practices are increasingly common.
Australia’s first national marine safety regulator is set to begin operations from July 1 this year, after the Federal Government confirmed the start date for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
The Federal Government has released the first report from the Review of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act), which aims to ensure that injured workers are covered by the SRC Act and Comcare Scheme.
Drivers of long-haul commercial vehicles who drink caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, are significantly less likely to crash than their counterparts who abstain, according to new research coming out of the George Institute.
Thousands of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) members have rallied outside the offices of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in a bid to urge the business community to drop its opposition to the National Stevedoring Code of Practice (NSCOP).
The Federal Government has introduced legislation before Parliament that it claims will provide increased flexibility for parental leave, rostering protections and broader access to request flexible working arrangements.
Bystanders in cases of bullying are being urged to take a stand against bullying, with beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell urging witnesses to help victims take a stand.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will be targeting ‘rogue employers’ who misuse the 457 skilled migrant visa by introducing more checks and balances to crack down on ‘suspicious activity’.
The Queensland Government has launched the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service, which is a free, confidential telephone service available to people over the age of 18 years.
Last week, the University of Queensland’s Dr Venerina Johnson discussed the importance of the supervisor’s role in achieving a successful return to work, this week its time to examine what suite of strategies supervisors and employers can use to achieve a positive stay at, or prompt return to work.