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New Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy

Safe Work Australia recently released it’s ‘Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022: Healthy, Safe and Productive Working Lives’ in draft form for public comment. The first of seven action areas targeted by the draft strategy is Health and Safety by Design. In this section is an outline of how structures, plant, equipment and substances […]

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Calls For Submissions – Chemicals of Security Concern

Proposed measures to stop chemicals falling into the wrong hands: chance to have your say. Industry and members of the community have until 30 March 2012 to comment on measures designed to reduce the risks of common chemicals getting into the wrong hands and being used to make homemade bombs. There are literally tens of […]

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OH&S Harmonisation Update – QLD

There are a number of changes to Queensland’s Codes of Practice. 1. There are 11 new codes of practice adopted by Queensland through the national harmonisation process. 2. The Recreational Diving, Recreational Technical Diving and Snorkelling Code of Practice 2010 will be remade under the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011. 3. There are […]

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Update On National OHS Laws

The public comment period for the draft model Work Health and Safety Regulations and 12 draft model Codes of Practice closed on 4 April 2011 and Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing over 1300 submissions made across Australia. Issues raised in these submissions are being considered by jurisdictions and employer and union representatives, with plans […]

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Injuries In The Home Workplace On The Rise

Many people work or conduct businesses from their own homes – but often the family home is someone else’s workplace. Home based work has one of the highest musculoskeletal injury rates across all occupations. This is not because of an epidemic of home office workers injuring themselves, but rather an increasing number of community service […]

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Flood Clean-up Safety

Cleaning up after a flood presents real health risks. With record flooding across much of Queensland and now moving into NSW and other states the clearing of debris, mud and dirty water presents a real health problem. Brad Matthews from Winning Safety has seen it all before while working in Charleville cleaning up after the […]

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Mines Safety Shake-Up in WA

The WA State Government has announced a major shake-up of safety in the resources industry and called for an improvement in mines safety record …