Friday, 15 March 2013 2:41pm
SWA members agree to release revised bullying Code of Practice; SWA releases work-related death tolls; and Pedestrian safety measures outlined after 86-year-old fatally hit by truck.
Friday, 15 March 2013 11:55am
The vast majority (87%) of workplaces are failing to comply with provisions of the harmonised first-aid Code of Practice relating to resources, training and first-aid emergency drills, according to St John Ambulance Australia.
Thursday, 14 March 2013 3:58pm
An employer has successfully appealed a decision to grant a severely disabled Northern Territory worker more than $270,000 in past care services received from his family, after the Court of Appeal found his family wasn't paid to care for him.
Thursday, 14 March 2013 2:46pm
Principal contractors are being advised to review their procedures relating to safe work method statements (SWMSs), with OHS regulators likely to audit them in the coming months.
Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:35pm
Employers warned to be wary of early, severe flu season; and Mice-tumour study raises further concerns over workplace nanomaterials.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 3:55pm
Victorian premiums likely to stay low in light of solid WorkSafe results; Comcare commits to compliance checks under draft HSR plan; and Comcare work health and safety awards open.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 2:00pm
Injuries sustained by a dump truck operator in a car crash during a 120km journey to work weren't work-related, a full Tasmanian Supreme Court has confirmed in rejecting an insurer's appeal.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:04am
A new Safe Work Australia report has found that in the eight years to June 2011, some 356 workers were killed on Australian farms - about 17 per cent of all worker fatalities.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 3:47pm
Researchers have urged employers to encourage injured workers to return to work more swiftly, after they found those who are absent on workers' comp for longer than six months are highly likely to gain weight, increasing the chances of further claims.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 2:53pm
In light of the recent sacking, for safety reasons, of up to 15 workers at a Barminco gold mine in Western Australia, a workplace relations lawyer has advised employers to ensure their OHS policies are "fit for purpose" and address specific hazards.