Australia Split with Industrial Manslaughter

Victoria now joins the ACT (under the Crimes Act) and Queensland in having specific workplace or industrial manslaughter laws in place. The Northern Territory has also introduced a WHS Amendment Bill creating the offence of industrial manslaughter while NSW has introduced a WHS Amendment Bill.   Determining factors of suicide could be a problem. Victorian Workplace [...]

By | 2019-12-03T13:17:48+11:00 December 1st, 2019|Legal, WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Australia Split with Industrial Manslaughter

Industrial manslaughter laws passed in NT

By: workplaceohs 2 Dec 2019 The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has passed the Territory’s first industrial manslaughter laws, creating a new offense to protect the safety of workers. The new law will ensure all businesses, regardless of the business size, face the same level of penalty if reckless or negligent conduct has caused a workplace [...]

By | 2019-12-03T13:17:41+11:00 November 30th, 2019|Legal, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Industrial manslaughter laws passed in NT

Identifying your biggest risks in a small business, it’s not as overwhelming as you think!

Often when something goes wrong at work, it goes wrong quickly and with disastrous consequences. Putting on a different hat for a moment,  below are the top 12 workplace health and safety hazards that safety inspectors regularly find during visits to small businesses. manual handling housekeeping and slips, trips and falls storage and racking – [...]

By | 2019-12-03T13:17:05+11:00 November 18th, 2019|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Identifying your biggest risks in a small business, it’s not as overwhelming as you think!

One message PCBUs still aren’t getting

By: health & safety bulletin, Michael Selinger A preventable fall from heights at a construction site in the ACT in 2016 that led to a 16-year-old work experience student suffering significant injuries has resulted in a fine of $180,000 being imposed this week on the head contractor Nikias Diamond. Two other contractors involved in the [...]

By | 2019-11-14T14:49:10+11:00 November 14th, 2019|WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on One message PCBUs still aren’t getting

First industrial manslaughter prosecution underway

Negligent bosses can face 20 years in prison. Last Tuesday, the Victorian state government announced that it will be making workplace manslaughter a criminal offence under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. Under this new offence, any employer that negligently causes a workplace death can be fined up to $16.5 million, while individuals - [...]

By | 2019-11-14T14:08:15+11:00 November 6th, 2019|WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on First industrial manslaughter prosecution underway

Health Check Act

By ACT Government OzHelp has availability for FREE onsite health checks across all ACT building and construction sites. The Tune Up program is funded through the ACT Government and has been developed to raise awareness of personal preventative health and provides a vital link to health and wellbeing. A Tune Up health check with a [...]

By | 2019-11-14T14:40:36+11:00 October 30th, 2019|Health, WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Health Check Act

Electric shock incident reiterates the need for testing and tagging

In an incident that should resonate with most employers, a hospital worker in Victoria received a severe electric shock when they touched a power cord which had damaged protective outer insulation. WorkSafe Victoria, who investigated the matter, issued a safety alert given the widespread issue of the need for employers to test and tag electrical [...]

By | 2019-11-14T14:38:53+11:00 October 24th, 2019|WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on Electric shock incident reiterates the need for testing and tagging

NSW Regulators put construction and resources sectors on notice.

By: Australian Institute of Health and Safety Resources Regulator Chief Inspector of Mines Garvin Burns said the new campaign is the result of an industry-wide roundtable held last year. “While the NSW mining industry’s safety record exceeds other high-risk industries and is statistically one of the safest in the world, there is no room for [...]

By | 2019-11-14T14:24:03+11:00 October 16th, 2019|WHS / OHS, Worksafe|Comments Off on NSW Regulators put construction and resources sectors on notice.

Federal Government steps in on quad bike problem

By: health and safety bulletin The long-running debate over the safety of quad bikes in Australia may be set to end with the ABC News reporting this month that the Federal Government may be introducing laws requiring mandatory rollover protection for all new quad bikes. The move by the Federal Government follows on from a [...]

By | 2019-11-14T14:14:06+11:00 October 10th, 2019|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Federal Government steps in on quad bike problem

Game changer of a program….. Sport SA Online Risk management Tool

The partnership between Sport SA & Risk Management Essentials has produced a game changing program for sport in South Australia.  With inclusions of duty of care, compliance, legislative requirements, policies and processes it’s a small cost to pay for continuous improvement and peace of mind for your club. We know [...]

By | 2019-09-04T11:07:31+10:00 September 4th, 2019|WHS / OHS|Comments Off on Game changer of a program….. Sport SA Online Risk management Tool