A company director on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been sentenced to a year in prison and his company fined $1 million in the state’s first category 1 prosecution under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a safety alert about the health risks from imported battery-operated bee smokers that contain asbestos in the insulating board between the battery compartment in the handle of the device and the metal smoker.
While companies and organisations are generally faring well when it comes to ethics and corporate governance, they are struggling with over-regulation and compliance – and with little evidence of success, according to Risku’s Mark Hamon, and integrated risk specialist with more than 15 years of...
A number of employer groups have expressed concerns about the Victorian Government’s proposed industrial manslaughter laws, claiming they will give rise to unintended consequences which impair, rather than enhance, health and safety outcomes at Australian workplaces.
Following a number of recent incidents involving SafeWork NSW inspectors, businesses and workers are being reminded that it is a criminal offence to hinder, obstruct, assault, threaten, or intimidate an inspector.
WA's Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a mines safety bulletin following a potentially serious incident involving a 45-tonne excavator fitted with a hydraulic hammer occurred at a mine site.
In a press release today(link is external), Standards Australia have announced the decision of the arbitrator in the contract extension dispute between SAI Global (the distributor) and Standards Australia.
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety bulletin about fume cupboards which provide local exhaust ventilation (LEV) to reduce workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants such as hazardous fumes, gases and dusts.