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  • Four years after an explosion at a Melbourne CSIRO laboratory, CSIRO has entered into an enforceable undertaking with Comcare to implement a range of safety improvements. This includes an $800,000…
    8 mins read
    Apr 13, 2021
  • A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission upheld an employer’s decision to terminate an employee for safety reasons. In Salvanah Bennie v Sunnyhaven Disability Services Ltd (2021), Sunnyhaven Disability Service (the…
    6 mins read
    Apr 07, 2021
  • In March, SafeWork SA inspectors began visiting residential construction sites to ensure health and safety compliance, particularly in the area of working at heights. The construction industry is the leading…
    Apr 02, 2021
  • In February, SafeWork NSW visited more than 60 construction sites from Tweed Heads to Ballina and issued 96 notices. These included eight on-the-spot fines, 16 prohibition notices and 72 improvement…
    Apr 02, 2021
  • WorkSafe Victoria launched a 6-week advertising campaign on 1 March to highlight how farm deaths and injuries can occur to anyone. The campaign’s message is “It’s never you, until it…
    Apr 02, 2021
  • Australia’s only validated psychosocial risk assessment tool, People at Work, launched in February. The tool consists of an online survey that assesses a number of the most common psychosocial hazards…
    Apr 02, 2021
  • With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in full swing, it’s important to understand your rights as an employer in regards to the vaccine. Currently, vaccination is voluntary. While you can encourage…
    Apr 02, 2021
  • The JobKeeper scheme has been a significant support to employers as well as employees. It has allowed employers to continue operating with sufficient staff to maintain required safety standards. The…
    8 mins read
    Mar 30, 2021
  • Whenever your organisation is involved in a serious incident, there is a push to find out what went wrong – and then communicate the learnings internally. The Safety Alert is…
    5 mins read
    Mar 23, 2021
  • The process and procedure for investigations undertaken by SafeWork NSW is now clearly outlined in a new service standard released this month. The standard is similar to the approach adopted…
    6 mins read
    Mar 17, 2021
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