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

Caution lead hazard

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 »

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 »

Safety alert issued over asbestos and air conditioning duct work

Safety Alert

SafeWork SA recently issued a safety alert about asbestos and air conditioning ductwork in older buildings which may undergo retrofitting and risk disturbing asbestos materials in the process. The safety alert noted that the South Australian Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) require an inspection of the workplace to identify asbestos in buildings (regulation 422). This… Read more »

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers Memorial Day


Saturday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. This is a day for promoting safety and health in the workplace and to honour those who have died from work-related injury or illness. This year Safe Work Australia are encouraging employers to promote Generation Safe and Healthy, focusing on… Read more »

Standard ISO 45001 Approved for Publication


Standard ISO 45001 is one of the most anticipated Global Standards for occupational health and safety management systems. Due to be published on 15 March 2018, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements, will replace OHSAS 18001 which is currently used by organisations worldwide. ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements… Read more »