Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - January, 2014
South Australian businesses operating commercial solariums will be the only ones not compensated by the state government when the ban on sun beds takes place.
The Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) wants to help the state’s drivers shape-up, launching a plan to improve the health of workers in a high-risk arena.
A new set of engineering safety guidelines is being reviewed by legal counsel, hoping to create better practice to protect workers physically and legally.
The Australian Industry Group has joined the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) in calling for the end of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT).
With nuclear energy seemingly at its least popular in years, many have begun to neglect the benefits of the power source that never really made it.
Calls have been made to compensate South Australian volunteer fire-fighters for work-related cancers, with new reports saying it would cost less than first thought.
Some Australian workers have had a win for workplace dignity, with the Fair Work Commission forcing one company to switch from urine to saliva in staff drug tests.
The Treasurer of the Northern Territory has called on all government departments to find extra savings in their budget, as message taken by many as code for public sector job cuts.
The New South Wales Premier has been strongly criticised for favouring his own anecdotal evidence over the weight of scientific studies into alcohol-fuelled violence and policy.
A prisoner escape in Western Australia has prompted an investigation, as a triangle of blame emerges between transport, police and prison authorities.
Some enterprising technologists are beginning to bring augmented reality to the everyday workplace, with research showing the office of the future could be right before our eyes.
A workplace safety authority has renewed the call for patience and caution when using heavy equipment, after nearly four dozen people were crushed last year.