News & Blogs

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...

Crystalline silica risks targeted in workplace audits

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors are conducting workplace audits targeting the risks associated with respirable crystalline silica (RCS) contained in building materials. RCS is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and many other minerals. Quartz is the... read more...

New scrutiny for asbestos removalists

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has stepped up its audit of licenced asbestos removalists, targeting those with poor records when it comes to compliance. Licenced asbestos removalists with a history of repeated poor practices are being comprehensively assessed by a... read more...

Legal Alert

Workplace Health & Safety Legal Alert originally published by D McKinstry, Williams Graham Carman Lawyers, Cairns, 8 March 2018 In a very recent decision of Cairns District Court Judge Fantin in an appeal by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) in regards to what... read more...

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