Category Archive for: ‘General topics’

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WA decides its direction on modernising workplace health and safety laws

The Western Australian government has announced that it will modernise WA’s work health and safety laws rather than adopting the …

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Keep on track during Rail Safety Week

Rail Safety Week runs from 11 to 17 August and is an initiative that has been running since 2006 to …

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Avoiding a Zap

Working near overhead power lines is common place and risky. Are your workers exposed to this hazard? Are you doing …

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Managing Migrant Workers

Do you engage migrant workers in your workplace either on a long or short-term basis? If so, are you doing …

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What’s in a smell?

The environment that workers are exposed to can impact on their health. This can include smells they are exposed to …

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Everyday work poses the greatest risks

What a worker does every day poses the greatest risks to their health and safety. The risks they are exposed …

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Don’t let complacency become a risk to health and safety

Are you doing enough to tackle complacency in your workplace?  Complacency is a lack of vigilance due to familiarity with …

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Significant maximum penalties on the cards

Worksafe ACT have laid the first charges for a category one offence (reckless conduct causing death) under the new WHS …

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Employers need to warn night shift workers of the risks of fatigue

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has reminded employers that they have a duty to warn employees of the risks …

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Chemically induced death of experienced business owner sparks a call for stringent work practices

The Victorian Coroner has called for stringent work practices and compliance with the relevant legislation and regulations when handling dangerous …

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