Australia is a world leader in WHS. Unfortunately, workers and others continue to be injured at and by work, sometimes fatally. We need to ensure that WHS is core to how we do business in Australia. Lessons learned from prosecutions can provide insight into future safety improvements.
Understanding the signs of a mentally healthy workplace is tricky – especially when you can’t see them. That’s why SafeWork Vic have created the WorkWell Toolkit, to help you control hazards that you can’t see and help you on your way to creating a mentally healthy workplace and fulfilling your responsibilities as an employer.
October is National Safe Work Month—a time to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace. Being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm. During October each year, Safe Work Australia asks businesses, employers and workers across Australia to join National Safe Work Month and commit to building safe and healthy…
A recent Queensland Supreme Court decision highlighted the importance of workers’ compensation jurisdictions for employers that might have people working for them in more than one state or territory – or even overseas.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Preventing psychological harm is an essential part of creating a healthy and safe workplace. The model work health and safety (WHS) laws now include regulations on psychosocial hazards. A new model Code of Practice on Managing psychosocial hazards at work explains the laws and how to comply with them, including practical steps to manage workplace…
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and regulations will commence in Western Australia on March 31, 2022. It marks a historic day for Western Australia and the McGowan Government after 38 years, WA’s work health and safety laws will be modernised.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Workplace Safety Legislation and Other Matters Amendment Act 2022 came into effect on 16 March 2022, enabling WorkSafe Victoria to prevent and respond to workplace safety concerns and improve outcomes for injured workers and their families.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than half a million Australians sustain a work-related injury or illness each year. The various impacts on affected workers can be devastating and frequently reverberate more widely through families and communities.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Public comment has opened on the proposed Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Psychological Health) Regulations, which will provide clearer guidance to employers on their obligations to safeguard workers from mental injury.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sexual Harassment is not a new topic, but it is one that is gaining momentum after several recent inquiries into workplace sexual harassment across multiple industries, following the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.
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