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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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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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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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A Hazardous Chemicals Register is a list of hazardous chemicals in a particular workplace, accompanied by the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each of those chemicals. An SDS, (previously called a Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS), is a document that provides information on the properties of hazardous chemicals and how they affect health…

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