August is Tradies Health Month

August is Tradies health month

Safe Work Australia recently published an article reminding employers to protect their greatest asset – their workers. Safe Work Australia want to raise awareness of work health and safety risks for tradies – this includes technicians and trades workers, labourers, and machinery operators and drivers. Safe Work Australia’s CEO Michelle Baxter said that worksites for tradies… Read more »

Safe Work Australia – Priority Industry Snapshots

Priority Industry Snapshots

Safe Work Australia recently published a set of updated work health and safety (WHS) snapshots providing insights into the key national data and WHS issues in seven priority industries. The industries covered by the snapshots include: agriculture road transport manufacturing construction accommodation and food services public administration and safety, and health care and social assistance. The… Read more »

SafeWork SA: High Risk Work Forklift Licence News

Forklift safety

SafeWork SA published an article advising that their Inspectors will be focusing on high risk work forklift licences, maintenance and operating procedures over the next few months in an effort to reduce the risk of incidents and injuries. Refer to Safe Work Australia’s forklift Information Sheet for tips on managing the risks. For more information refer to General… Read more »

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

safework-australia

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 »