NT WorkSafe has charged Darwin shipping company Conlon Murphy (trading as Barge Express) and one of its workers with breaching the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act after the death of a deckhand.
WorkSafe WA has successfully appealed a penalty given to a trucking company in December 2016 after it was found guilty of nine charges of failing to ensure records were kept of the work time, breaks and non-work time of nine commercial vehicle drivers.
Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety warning following a review of biological monitoring tests which found some gold room workers have been repeatedly exposed to elevated levels of heavy metals, such as arsenic, lead and mercury.
There has been a marked increase in the number of major hazard facilities in Western Australia, which will require an increased focus on critical safety risks according to Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
The Federal Government urgently needs to address six critical areas to improve road safety and reduce the number of fatalities and incidents in the transport industry, according to the CEO of multinational transportation and logistics company Toll Group.
Many (if not most) organisations don’t deliver safety messages effectively, because they often mix the need for due diligence and legal compliance with the goal of behavioural change, according to an expert in behavioural leadership and safety.
It’s with great pride that I write to you all to let you know that the Institute’s current national manager of the Australian OHS Body of Knowledge (BoK), Pamela Pryor has received an Order of Australia.