Breaking news: We’re all in this together – changes to Chain of Responsibility for transport safety effective 1 October

The process of reform of the transport and logistics industry will commence its national implementation (excluding Western Australia and the Northern Territory) from 1 October 2018. The reform process began with the Heavy Vehicle National Law 2014 (the HVNL), which was first introduced in Queensland (as the host jurisdiction) then adopted in New South Wales,… Read more »

Changes to model WHS Regulations to protect workers exposed to lead processes

Safe Work Australia published an update regarding a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) Managing the risks associated with lead in the workplace: blood lead removal levels and workplace exposure standard in August 2016. Ministers responsible for work health and safety considered the RIS, and the majority agreed to reducing the current permissible blood lead levels… Read more »

Lawson’s sponsor Closing the Loop Conference 2018

As leading industry experts, Lawson Risk Management Services are proud to be sponsors of the upcoming “Closing the Loop 2018 Conference”. Closing the Loop has been the industry calendar highlight for many years and continues to be recognised as the day to attend for the latest information, trends and updates in WHS, workforce wellness and… Read more »

The Future of Work Health and Safety

Safe Work Australia in partnership with the CSIRO published a report recently on the impact of emerging trends on work health and safety (WHS) and worker’s compensation. New technologies and ways of working introduce new risks and challenges for WHS and workers’ compensation, but also have the potential to make work safer and reduce workplace… Read more »

Review of Model Work Health and Safety Laws

The model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws are currently being reviewed with submissions due to close on Friday 13 April 2018. Safe Work Australia are seeking feedback to ensure the review reflects the extensive knowledge and experiences within Australian workplaces. An independent reviewer, Ms Marie Boland, has been appointed to undertake this review on… Read more »