Victorian workplace manslaughter law

New Victorian Workplace manslaughter laws have come into effect from 1 July 2020. The new laws have implemented changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria) particularly those involving industrial or workplace manslaughter. The new laws provide a range of obligations for employers and persons in charge of a business unit PCBU and impose the [...]

By |2020-07-06T03:22:16+00:00July 6th, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Farm safety help from students

A 2019 farm safety calendar competition was launched in Queensland this week with students from Eton State School. The competition aims at building awareness in farm safety and farming hazards among children in regional Queensland areas. The competition is run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Students are encouraged to draw pictures about good health [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:46:25+00:00October 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Labour hire company failed safety of workers

A Perth based labour hire company has been fined $20,000 (and ordered to pay $517.50 in costs) for failing to ensure the safety of workers it supplied to a waste recycling company. The company used an untrained recruitment consultant to undertake safety inspections on a Western Australia worksite. The recruitment consultant was "acting" as a [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:38:03+00:00September 25th, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments

National Safe Work Month – Safety Moments

The social & financial impact of a workplace injury or illness is one thing that most Australians will never face. Unfortunately for some in the community, the impacts of a workplace accident are very real and the on-going issues for family members can be devastating and life-long. Last year 191 Australians lost their lives as [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:36:49+00:00September 21st, 2018|Safety Advice|0 Comments