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Court confirms regulator’s powers to request documents are broad

A recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted the broad power the regulator has to obtain confidential and …

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Learnings from a safety regulator’s analysis of serious incident data

A review conducted by a safety regulator of six months of serious incidents and occurrences reported to it provides some …

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Do you need to prepare to have your say on explosives harmonisation?

In mid-2013 Safe Work Australia began a process to develop model explosives legislation. A consultation process is expected to be …

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Ensuring workers comply with safety systems is a key part of ensuring a safe workplace

An inquest into the death of a seaman approximately 3 nautical miles off the coast of Western Australia in 2011 …

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City businesses may also have unrecognised FIFO and DIDO workers

Whilst the focus of the recent inquiries conducted by the Commonwealth, the WA Parliament and Queensland government is on FIFO …

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FIFO and Mental Health Report Released

The WA Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into FIFO and Mental Health released its report last week. The Parliamentary Inquiry was called …

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Do you really know where the potential health hazards lie in your workplace?

Businesses have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of and avoid exposing workers to hazards to health …

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Are your safety assumptions out of date and potentially creating risks for your business?

One thing that history teaches us is that if we keep doing the same things we will get the same …

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Risk-Based Hygiene Management Planning: is your site ready to submit its plan?

With the end of the financial year looming, administrative requirements can keep a company very busy. A relatively new DMP …

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Do you really learn from incidents?

A recent Federal Court decision reminds businesses that in order to meet legal duties they must learn from incidents. This …

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