Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - April, 2013
Australians now have a memorial to pay tribute to those killed by workplace accidents or diseases, after the Federal Government officially unveiled the National Workers Memorial in Canberra earlier this week.
Safe Work Australia has renewed its push for quad bike manufacturers to immediately reconsider their decision not to install crush protection devices to quad bikes.
Excellence in the field of workplace health and safety has been acknowledged on the national scale once again, with the winners of this years 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards named at a gala ceremony at the Old Parliament House earlier this week.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced it is continuing with investigations into the collapse of a wall in Melbourne that led to the tragic deaths of three pedestrians at the construction site in the city’s north.
Victoria can lay claim to be the safest state for young workers, after it was revealed that the state enjoyed the lowest rate of claims per 1,000 young workers.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released an interactive work health planning guide to assist businesses to improve the health and wellbeing of workers in a workplace setting.
The Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) has announced it has joined forces with the Victorian Government in calling for employers to vaccinate their staff against this year’s strain of influenza.
The Fair Work Commission and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which formalises the ‘strong and longstanding relationship’ between the two bodies.
The pay disparity between recent male and female graduates is persisting, with female graduates earning on average five per cent less than comparable male graduates according to new research.
The South Australian Government has launched a new campaign aimed at promoting workplace safety by encouraging workers to share their reasons for staying safe at work.
A new research project launched by the University of Western Australia (UWA) will see a team of scientists investigate the causes of work-related cancer and asthma.
Ten Victorian tradies are injured every day badly enough to warrant a compensation claim, according to the latest statistics released by WorkSafe Victoria.
National mental health advocate beyondblue and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have signed a new partnership aimed at making the country’s workplaces more mental health friendly.
Mental stress is wrecking havoc upon the nation’s businesses, with the costs associated with work-related mental stress and associated costs ballooning out to over $10 billion per year according to the latest findings released by Safe Work Australia.