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A staggering 81 per cent of Australian small businesses don’t fully understand their workplace health and safety obligations. October is safe work month, providing the perfect opportunity to assess your workplace safety performance. And it couldn’t come any sooner for Australian small businesses. That’s because a new study from Employsure found an alarming number are falling…

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace  said the harsher penalties would act as a deterrent for any employers who are tempted to cut corners when it comes to workplace safety. Ms Grace said the laws send a strong message that if you cost someone their life, you will pay. The State Government also said the laws would…

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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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Government announces the development of the new Work Health and Safety Bill The new Work Health and Safety Bill for WA, is in development, as announced by the Regulation for Health & Safety Government on the 12th July, it will be based on the national Work Health and Safety Act. The new, modernised Bill aims…

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Victorian law for Health and Safety in the workplace consists of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic), supported by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Vic). These laws are reasonably consistent with the National Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation that applies in most other Australian states. The Regulations are reviewed…

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New Zealand’s System for the Management of Hazardous Substances in the Workplace is Changing. The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations will come into force in December 2017, and are aimed at reducing both immediate harm and longer-term illness that can result from the work-related use of hazardous substances. If yours is one…

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What do Buzz Aldrin, Bon Jovi, Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? The answer is that they have all suffered from mental illness. Winston Churchill even named this disorder “black dog”, indicating that it was his lifelong companion. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 New Zealand adults…

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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

FIFO workers from 143 different resource companies were part of the research carried out by Edith Cowen University in 2014/15, when they surveyed 629 fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers. The study found that over one-third (36%) of participants experienced depression, anxiety and/or stress symptoms, this being more than twice the rate for the general population. Over…

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