Industrial Manslaughter/ss-6/20

By |2020-10-19T09:07:23+11:00June 17th, 2020|WHS / OHS|

By: VACC Recently there have been several bulletins distributed about the introduction of Industrial Manslaughter offences under the Victorian OHS Act 2004 which will come into effect on 1 July 2020.  Even before the legislation has commenced, a significant change has been passed by the government which increases the penalty from 20 years to 25 [...]

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Mt Waverley developer’s fine increased on appeal

By |2020-10-19T09:07:29+11:00June 12th, 2020|WHS / OHS, Worksafe|

By: Safety Solutions/NSCA Chloch Homes & Developments, a Victorian developer, has pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to ensure that the workplace was safe and without risk to health and safety. The developer was fined $15,000 without conviction. The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed the fine in the Melbourne County Court, where Chloch was convicted and [...]

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SA enforces exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica

By |2020-10-19T09:07:38+11:00June 7th, 2020|WHS / OHS|

By: SafeWork SA SafeWork SA  will implement a reduced workplace exposure limit (WEL) for respirable crystalline silica on 1 July 2020. Work health and safety (WHS) ministers have agreed by the requisite majority decision of Safe Work Australia to reduce the WEL for respirable crystalline silica to an eight-hour time-weighted average of 0.05 mg/m3. WHS ministers agreed [...]

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Covid Safety Products

By |2020-10-19T09:07:44+11:00June 2nd, 2020|WHS / OHS|

As we begin to open our doors, if you need assistance managing your safety measures including, physical distancing, personal hygiene, and contact tracing RME and our partners may be able to help. RME has sourced the most commonly used products including, signage, thermometers, and hand sanitiser, however, there are more available so if you don’t [...]

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Being prepared to return to work

By |2020-10-19T09:07:58+11:00May 7th, 2020|WHS / OHS|

By: Safework Australia  Safework Australia has updated their website to provide a wealth of information in preparedness for lifting of restrictions or to help those still being able to operate.  They include:  Physical distancing  Hygiene   Cleaning, and  Personal protective equipment (PPE)   In addition to these there is also a number of checklists which will assist you in identifying practicable steps ensure the [...]

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Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to Australian Work Health and Safety legislation – COVID-19

By |2020-10-19T09:08:21+11:00April 22nd, 2020|Health, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|

By Safe Work Australia Safe Work Australia will take a modified approach to enforcement to ensure compliance with the Australia WHS Laws during Covid-19 pandemic. While realising there is ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the industry they will apply a common sense and practical approach when engaging with workplaces. Statement of Regulatory Intent – Regulatory approach to [...]

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Inexperienced worker, who had not been inducted, killed on a construction site

By |2020-10-19T09:08:28+11:00April 20th, 2020|Legal, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|

Inexperienced and young workers remain a vulnerable group in all industries, in particular the construction industry, as demonstrated by the recent sentencing hearing of a concrete pump contractor in SafeWork NSW v NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd; Bilal Hamdan (2020). Case Background NonAbel Concrete Pump Pty Ltd (Company) is a company providing concrete pumping and [...]

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Small Business Council Slams SA Presumptive COVID-19 Work Injury Bill

By |2020-10-19T09:08:33+11:00April 17th, 2020|Health, WHS / OHS, Worksafe|

By: Jared Butt HSEQ News The peak body representing Australian small businesses has slammed a South Australian Labor Opposition Amendment Bill that would provide automatic workers’ compensation to prescribed workers who contract COVID-19. The SA Bill would amend the State Return to Work Act 2014 so that when a person employed at a prescribed workplace or in [...]

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Eye injuries at work: tips, tricks and strategies for their prevention

By |2020-10-19T09:08:43+11:00April 16th, 2020|Health, WHS / OHS|

As people and businesses across Australia and New Zealand feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to look after our health and wellbeing. Taking the necessary protective measures is crucial in the current climate and in all areas where our health and safety can be compromised. Let’s rise to [...]

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