SafeWork Australia (SWA) has started a review of its national workplace place safety (WHS) model laws at the five year mark of their implementation across state and territory OHS jurisdictions.
The review of the content and operation of the WHS Act and supporting regulations will involve exten..
Queensland and Western Australia have recently joined Victoria in lifting penalties for employers who break safety laws.
It means states that have adopted the national model workplace safety laws are also “harmonising” penalties for breaking those laws. Employer who put their workers at ris..
A recent court case in Queensland over a workplace injury could result in much higher priority given to reducing risk from unsafe manual handling work.
The compensation case in Brisbane’s Court of Appeals in August saw a company ordered to pay more than $231,000 to a worker who was in..
Work still relies on muscle power to make and move materials. That requires workers to lift, pull or push materials or to use basic materials handling aids, such as trolleys, to help handle and transport heavy loads.
These manual handling actions continue in most workplaces day in-day o..