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Review of OHS Management System Standard

New Occupational health and safety management system (ISO 45001) A new occupational health and safety management system requirements is being produced by a Project Committee, ISO PC283.  Scheduled publication date is October 2016. The Standard will be aligned with ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), which will allow for a simpler and […]

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Company pleads guilty over Pilbara mine death

Tuesday, 12 August 2014  Crushing Services International Pty Ltd (CSI) has entered a guilty plea in the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s prosecution related to the death of a Pilbara mine worker on 14 August last year. The matter was heard yesterday in South Hedland before Magistrate Potter. Mr Kurt Williams, a contracted electrician with […]

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WA WorkSafe Offices relocated to Cannington

August 2014  Over the next few months, the majority of the Department of Commerce divisions will be relocating, starting with WorkSafe on 15 August. From Monday 18th of August, WorkSafe will be located at the Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington. If you have any questions or need further information, call 1300 307 8771300 307 877 […]

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Worksafe: WA model WHS legislation on its way

August 2014  On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament.  This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three […]

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National work health and safety guidance material released

July 2014  Safe Work Australia have just released nine packages of national guidance material to support the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and WHS Regulations. The topics are: Workplace traffic management Managing cash-in-transit security risks Managing risks in forestry operations Industrial lift trucks Amusement devices Safe design, manufacture, import and supply of plant […]

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Lowest number of work-related deaths in 11 years

July 2014  Australian workplaces have recorded the lowest number of fatalities in 11 years according to data released by Safe Work Australia today in the report Work-related Traumatic Fatalities, Australia 2014. The annual report found that 191 workers died from injuries received at work in 2013. Distressingly, the fatality rate for self-employed workers (4.39 deaths […]

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Dumb Ways to Die

Check out the 2012 safety campaign for Metro Trains in Melbourne, which become an international YouTube sensation. The quirky clip called ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ features animated characters killing themselves in a number of ‘dumb’ ways and was made to highlight the importance of being safe around trains. It has become one of the most […]

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Mining’s multi-billion-dollar black hole

11th June 2014 A recent article in Sydney’s The Saturday Paper has reported on the massive clean up costs being faced by state governments across Australia. As the boom ends, poor oversight and lax bonds has left governments stuck with an enormous bill for mining’s clean-up. One example of this is Mount Morgan, near Rockhampton in Queensland, […]

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