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The West Australian Government will soon increase the penalties for workplace safety offences in order to bring WA in line with the other states. Premier Mark McGowan said the safety of WA workers was a priority and that the penalties needed to better reflect the importance of a safe workplace. “The substantial increases reflect the…

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Are your Health and Safety Requirements covered in your Tender document? The requirements outlined in Tenders can be overwhelming for Contractors and Smaller Companies, however the Deputy Chairman of the Safety Institute of Australia, Nathan Winter, recently called on large companies to specifically ask questions to Tenderers to confirm their understanding of the requirements. He said…

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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work.   The Focus for 2017 is on Improving Data Collection for Prevention. The International Labour Organisation’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the need to improve reliable HSEQ/OSH data collection for prevention purposes. The ILO States that…

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World Safety and Health Day

GHS Rollout amended due to industry concerns Safe Work Australia CEO Michelle Baxter has recently confirmed that members have agreed  to an amendment on the GHS Rollout.  All chemicals manufactured or imported BEFORE 1st January, 2017 can now continue to be supplied without having to meet the labelling requirements of the model Work Health and Safety…

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New online reporting system is now available in WA Employers and employees in WA now have the option for making reports to WorkSafe online, from any location, in addition to the previous options of: in person; in writing;  by fax or telephone.  The recent addition of the new online service means that the reporting of…

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ARE YOU READY FOR GHS? The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), as it’s name implies, is a system used globally to classify and communicate chemical hazards, using specified terms and information on chemical labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS), which are internationally recognised and consistent. GHS will be mandatory in…

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  Pokémon is a hugely popular game that encourages people to explore the world around them in search of Pokémon to capture. It’s addictive and lots of fun. Next time you are out and about take note of all the people walking around, eyes on phone, swiping away.  People are searching and capturing Pokemon everywhere. …

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New WHS Laws for Western Australia The harmonisation of Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws across Australia aims to reduce work related death, injury and illness. Currently all states, territories and the Commonwealth are responsible for making and enforcing their own WHS laws. Over the past 20 years there have been efforts to make WHS…

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Work Safety Commitment Reduces Court Penalty In response to a guilty verdict of non-compliance to Occupational Health and Safety laws, judges usually apply financial penalties to companies and individuals. These penalties are intended to deter the offenders from re-offending and also to set an example to others. The following Case Studies show however, that the…

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The focus of Farm Safety Week this year is to ensure that people working on farms can go home safe after a day’s work. Farm Safety Week is held every year to raise awareness about safety issues on farms, with this year’s theme being Safe Farms = Profit.  Common hazards on farms include: Machinery- these…

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