December 14, 2018

Workplaces across Australia traditionally prepare for end of year celebrations throughout November and December and are winding down work, in preparation for holidays throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

It has been identified by WorkSafe Victoria tha...

August 8, 2018

Over the next four years a record $80.1 billion will be spent on NSW infrastructure, with construction employment rates predicted to grow by 13%. This growth will result in a construction industry workforce of approximately 400,000 by 2022.

With this incredible growth i...

July 4, 2018

Safety complaints are important in preventing workplace incidents and injuries. Unfortunately, many workers feel that they will be punished or fear they may lose their job for making a complaint. 

By law, a PCBU can't adversely treat or reprimand a worker for raising a...

June 1, 2018

Nutrition and ageing experts have found that a 2.5 day "immersive intervention" increased worker's daily energy levels, and improved their sleep quality, mental health and social functioning. 

But contrary to expectations, the program did not lead to significant changes...

May 28, 2018

The worker: failed to make a "candid disclosure" about her psychological problems to her employer when it enquired on the issue; later told the employer she was receiving treatment outside of work when she wasn't; and didn't seek out any of the workplace support servic...

March 26, 2018

WorkSafe Victoria have released five new Compliance Codes (codes) aligning with the States New Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017introduced in June last year.

The codes provide practical gui...

January 10, 2018

The beginning of a new year is always a time for reflection and setting personal resolutions such as exercising more and travelling. But what about workplace safety resolutions?

Since we spend so much of our time at work, it makes sense to ensure that the workplace we a...

November 19, 2017

Christmas parties are a great way for the workplace to come together as a team and celebrate the end of the year and its achievements. With the end of the work year and its associated events fast approaching, employers should be mindful of the simple tips they can take...

October 19, 2017

New on-the-spot fines introduced in NSW relating to falls management and carrying out work unauthorised by legislation.

September 22, 2016

Workers’ psychological health can be adversely affected by exposure to psychological hazards in the workplace such as a poorly designed or managed environment.

It is important workplace address these psychological hazards as well as physical hazards in order to provide...

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