Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - June, 2013
Transport bodies in Victoria and New South Wales have been praised for improvements to level crossing safety, with safety group Tracksafe giving its approval.
Reports say Telstra could have a serious problem in the wings, with several workers saying they were repeatedly exposed to unsafe asbestos levels and practices.
The Fair Work Building and Construction agency will embark on a national audit of 100 companies next month; the sweep for non-compliant builders was announced overnight.
Maximising operational safety and minimising cost will be the topic of the Process Control & Industrial Automation Forum 2013, which starts in Melbourne on June 19.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Officers have had heavy transporters in their sights during Operation Austrans, the four week program aims to sweep all facets of heavy vehicle compliance.
Public comment is now open and submissions welcomed on proposed changes to the Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Managing Risks in Stevedoring.
WorkCover NSW and WorkSafe Victoria have begun a joint safety project. They’re working with local construction businesses to raise safety standards on either side of the border.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) and WorkCover NSW have teamed up to deliver a joint safety project with local construction businesses to raise awareness of the similarities of safety legislation on either side of the border.
Queensland organisations will share in over $500,000 in funding to implement innovative programs aimed at making the state’s workplaces safer and healthier.