The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged riders of quad bikes to exercise increase caution after new research found that unsafe riding practices are increasingly common.

Australia’s first national marine safety regulator is set to begin operations from July 1 this year, after the Federal Government confirmed the start date for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The Federal Government has released the first report from the Review of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act), which aims to ensure that injured workers are covered by the SRC Act and Comcare Scheme.

The Federal Government has announced the appointment of eight new members of the Fair Work Australia Commission.

Safe Work Australia has released the Compendium of Workers’ Compensation Statistics Australia 2010-11 report.

WorkCover New South Wales has urged the state’s business to renew their efforts to prevent workplace injuries from slips, trips and falls.

The Federal Government has introduced legislation before Parliament that seeks to establish the new Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.

Drivers of long-haul commercial vehicles who drink caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, are significantly less likely to crash than their counterparts who abstain, according to new research coming out of the George Institute.

Thousands of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) members have rallied outside the offices of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in a bid to urge the business community to drop its opposition to the National Stevedoring Code of Practice (NSCOP).

Over one in three Australian worker believe they have been bullied in the workplace, according to new research released by law firm Slater & Gordon.

The national Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services has been revised and extended to apply for transport accident and workers’ compensation claims.

The Federal Government has introduced legislation before Parliament that  it claims will provide increased flexibility for parental leave, rostering protections and broader access to request flexible working arrangements.

One in every work-related injury victim is aged 25 or under, according to a new report released by Safe Work Australia.

Bystanders in cases of bullying are being urged to take a stand against bullying, with beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell urging witnesses to help victims take a stand.

Nominations for this year’s Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards have been officially opened.

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will be targeting ‘rogue employers’ who misuse the 457 skilled migrant visa by introducing more checks and balances to crack down on ‘suspicious activity’.

New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that industrial disputes have hit their lowest levels in nearly two years.

The Queensland Government has launched the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service, which is a free, confidential telephone service available to people over the age of 18 years.

Last week, the University of Queensland’s Dr Venerina Johnson discussed the importance of the supervisor’s role in achieving a successful return to work, this week its time to examine what suite of strategies supervisors and employers can use to achieve a positive stay at, or prompt return to work.

Safe Work Australia (SWA) has released two new research reports examining nanotechnology work health and safety issues.

Safe Work Australia has released a report into farm safety, which found that one in six workers killed in Australia were working on a farm.

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