Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - May, 2014
There is plenty of gear to keep workers safe around heavy machinery on a construction site, but a new device aims to reduce risks by running equipment from a remote distance.
The NSW corruption watchdog has recommended the sacking and prosecution of the State Emergency Service (SES) Commissioner, saying he sacked a deputy to silence dissent about a number of safety issues.
The West Australian Government has been warned it could have “blood on its hands” for removing $42 million from a fund earmarked for life-saving road safety initiatives.
The world will be dealing with the cancerous effects of asbestos for many decades to come, but some are concerned that Australia will be less equipped to do so when the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is scrapped.
Building products giant James Hardie may have doubled its revenue this year, but the company’s toxic past keeps knocking numbers down.
Very few people would consider their office a bastion of good mental health, nor would they say it is the best place to learn how to calm issues of the distressed mind, but a recent study suggests this may in fact be the case.
Comcare, the workers’ compensation insurance body, has put out a handy tool to help reduce the psychological damage of rapidly changing workplaces.
When big companies fail, it is often subcontractors such as logistics operators that feel the pain, but their plight has now been brought to the attention of the Federal Parliament.
The Victorian Environment Department says a long-running underground fire at the Hazelwood coal mine has “created a choking reminder of the real price of relying on coal for electricity”.
Japan's Industry Ministry has given a glimpse of the soil-freezing technique it hopes will stop the spread of a radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site.
Australia’s research industries have been reformed after last night’s budget announcements, with healthy boosts in some areas but deep cuts in others.