Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:02pm
Managers must carefully consider the language they use when discussing safety issues with workers, and avoid giving negative feedback, a CSIRO health and safety expert told the SIA National Safety Convention in Melbourne yesterday.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 3:43pm
BHPB handed $430k bill for hazard-assessment breach that led to death; Hundreds of WA trucks stopped in dangerous-goods blitz; and Bill introduced to establish national asbestos-eradication agency.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 2:02pm
A NSW police officer, who received little support from her employer after a co-worker and close friend committed suicide, has been awarded workers' compensation for a psychological injury on appeal.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:14pm
Two new studies on nanotechnology have outlined how to control emissions resulting from the machining of composites - that do or don't contain nanomaterials - and avoid explosions involving metal nanopowders, which have caused workplace deaths.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 3:48pm
Insurer QBE has rejected allegations that NSW workers' comp claims will be processed by clerks in the Philippines under a plan to move hundreds of jobs overseas. Also in this article, the ACTU has called for regulators to enforce risk assessments for quad bikes.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 2:11pm
Complacent approach to routine task ends in worker fatality; and Essential safety news from FWC, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:37pm
A worker who claimed he developed tinnitus after being exposed to a "very loud" colleague, who often "cackled" at a nearby desk, has had his workers' compensation claim dismissed.
Monday, 18 March 2013 3:56pm
PM promises bullying-related Fair Work change by July; New regulations for dependants of dust-disease victims begin soon; Rail Safety National Law Bill introduced in Victoria; and Road Safety Remuneration rules take effect.
Monday, 18 March 2013 2:09pm
Employers should consider a host of factors when determining what reasonable adjustments to make to accommodate ill or injured workers, including changes to facilities and work hours, says Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer Helen Donovan.
Monday, 18 March 2013 12:04pm
The high number of workers' comp claims lodged in Queensland every year could be nearly halved under an amended system for reporting injuries, according to a Q-COMP plan available for public comment.