Category: Workplace Health


Safety Alliance Announced

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has launched a new initiative called the Workplace Safety Alliance, which aims to raise awareness of safety at work through sport. Organisations from the transport, mining, construction and manufacturing sectors are being encouraged to join in support of Australian Paralympic athletes who engage employees through their own personal stories.


Best Practice WHS Reporting

Safe Work Australia commends Aurora Energy, winner of the Work Health and Safety Reporting Award at this year’s Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) held earlier this month in Sydney, and urges all organisations to integrate work health and safety (WHS) performance into their annual report this year. For the sixth consecutive year, Aurora was recognised in […]


WHS Management Planning

The beginning of the year is a good time to take stock for workplace health and safety and decide on a WHS plan for the coming year, as explained by our good friend Jo Kitney – Director of Kitney OHS.


Free Health Checks for Truck Drivers

Truck driver health checks are being offered as a joint initiative of Safe Work Australia, the National Transport Commission, preventionXpress and the Institute for Breathing and Sleeping. From 26 January – 10 February 2014 free health checks will be conducted for heavy vehicle drivers at various locations in New South Wales and Victoria. It is […]


Don’t Ignore Bullying in the Workplace

    From 1 January 2014, a worker, for example an employee, contractor, apprentice or volunteer who reasonably believes they have been bullied at work may apply to the Fair Work Commission for an order to stop the workplace bullying.


Improving Our Global WHS Performance

According to the most recent Key Work Health and Safety Statistics, Australia, 2013 issued by Safe Work Australia our national work related injury fatality rate is reducing but still very high compared to other countries with mature work safety cultures. While these statistics are a few years old (and show up the time lag in our […]


Nurses face WHS Risks

Working in a hospital, aged care facility or health centre as a nurse is not for the faint of heart. Nurses spend almost their entire shift on their feet working long hours and dealing with fatigue on top of the unique risks around patient care. Nurses are faced with work related injury risks that are quite […]


NSW Announces Road Freight Safety Plan

WORKCOVER NSW has launched an action plan to reduce workplace injury and illness in the NSW road freight transport industry. The transport industry is one of NSW’s 10 highest risk sectors, with 5512 injuries and illness reported, and 29 fatalities in the three years to 2010, costing the NSW workers compensation scheme $157 million. The […]


Non Skilled Workers Most at Risk in Queensland

WORKPLACE Health and Safety Queensland has unveiled a newly revamped industry index which measures workplace safety risks, revealing that labouring jobs are Queensland’s most dangerous. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland head Dr Simon Blackwood said the harm index, based on workers’ compensation claims data and other statistics, shows that the workers facing the most risk […]


Diabetes in the Workplace

  Over the past few years more workers are affected by Diabetes and there has been a significant increase in the number of workers who have been diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 .