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Workplace Safety Futures

This report, commissioned by Safe Work Australia, considers the impact of six megatrends on work health and safety (WHS) and workers' compensation over the next 20 years. The narrative of the future is based on a structured process of strategic foresight which identifies... read more...

Work Safety Codes Toughened

  Queensland is toughening the status of its codes of practice - a move back to their high standing under previous laws which deemed codes or an equivalent standard had to be complied with. From 1 July, standards set by individual codes of practice, or equivalent or higher... read more...

WHS Performance Under Scrutiny

The Queensland Government will enhance its procurement policies by examining the work health and safety outcomes of companies seeking Government contracts, State Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni has announced. "Our supplier evaluation will now include looking... read more...

Contractor not informed of Chemical Hazard

Western Australian employer Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd has been fined $45,000, plus $2,900 in costs, after a contract worker was sprayed in the face with ammonia liquid and gas, suffering serious chemical burns to his eyes and face, as well as severe internal respiratory... read more...

Australian WHS Strategy 2012-2022

  Safe Work Australia have published a revised version of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 to ensure it continues making a difference in Australian workplaces. Some minor language changes and more explicit reference to workplace bullying, harassment... read more...

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