Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - May, 2013
The Federal Government has announced it has directed the Office of Asbestos Safety to coordinate a national approach to work with Telstra and its contractors to develop a best practice approach to asbestos safety following a spate of recent instances of asbestos exposure.
Accenture Australia has been named the nation’s top Employer of the Year for 2013 of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community by Pride in Diversity.
Queensland businesses will pay the same 1.45 per cent in workers compensation premiums, with WorkCover Queensland’s average rate remaining at $1.45 per $100 of wages paid for the 2013-14 year, representing the second lowest average premium in the country.
Overt racism may well be on the decline around the country, but it still remains part of daily life for all too many Victorians according to a new report released by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
SafeWork SA and the SA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have completed the first stage of a joint audit of licensed asbestos removalists.
WorkCover New South Wales has reminded property owners, operators and workers to take extreme care when carrying out farm work, following a serious injury of a grazier in the Southern Highlands.
The Federal Government has announced it will invest $10.5 million for the delivery of a national approach to protect Australians from asbestos-related diseases.
The Federal Government has flagged $47.2 million in funding to tackle workplace bullying and to help ensure employees and employers have access to information about their rights and obligations.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released a new information sheet to help the state’s employers and employees reduce the devastating toll of workplace deaths and injuries.
Teaching school children a standardised approach to indtroductory safety practices would better prepare them for dealing with risk in the workplace, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Adelaide.
The Federal Government has released a draft consultation plan for the formation of a national plan on asbestos safety and eradication, following a meeting between Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten and the Select Council on Workplace Relations.
The Queensland Government has tabled legislation before the State Parliament that will provide a clear cut definition of ‘worker’ for the purposes of workers’ compensation.