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HomeWork 2020

11/05/2020 12:00:00 AM
HomeWork 2020

Referrals Incentives and Rewards for Safety Performance and Tech Advice

7/01/2020 12:00:00 AM
Your Incentives for Referrals and Rewards for Safety Performance and Tech Advice Explained.

Manual Handling and Repetitive Tasks in Health-Related Franchise Businesses

11/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
According to SafeWork Australia, the number one hazard facing all businesses in this industry is manual handling/repetit...

High Risk: Workplace Safety in the Franchised Food and Beverage sector

30/07/2019 12:00:00 AM
Safe Work Australia recently stated that the incidence rate for the food services industry is 38% higher than the averag...

ZERO INCIDENTS: ten tips to work towards a ‘risk free’ workplace

5/07/2019 12:00:00 AM
Arriving at zero incidents should be the goal of every workplace. But how realistic is it to believe zero incidents can ...

Safety Navigator upgrades delivered, coming soon...

21/05/2019 12:00:00 AM
We're now pleased to announce the first raft of our upgrades was launched on Friday 17th May and include the following

Anytime Fitness embraces cloud-based WHS platform

1/04/2019 12:00:00 AM
Australian franchise companies without a set solution for work health and safety (WHS) in place are faced with the poten...

SEVEN TIPS for FRANCHISORS to Solve the Problem of Shared Franchisor/Franchisee Health and Safety Le...

1/03/2019 12:00:00 AM
In discussions we have with Franchise Groups, we regularly get asked if we have any 'quick tips' on solving the legal re...

Workplace Safety Legislation and Franchisors

8/01/2019 12:00:00 AM
The article we previously mentioned: Workplace Safety Legislation and Franchisors A good read. Appears today in Business...

Workplace safety legislation and franchisors

12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
We recently spoke with Carlie Holt, Employment Partner at Sparke Helmore Lawyers about Franchisor Health and Safety Resp...

Risk Rating Document

22/05/2018 12:00:00 AM
Risk Rating document.

WHSMS Plan

22/05/2018 12:00:00 AM
WHSMS Plan

The Good Guys Safety Always Matters System = Rolled out

23/02/2016 12:00:00 AM
Thanks @TheGoodGuysAU for their efforts in rolling out the #Safety Always Matters system. All Stores = trained. #WHS eas...

Smart OHS assists franchise Groups and small businesses with their WHS

15/05/2015 12:00:00 AM
It’s been a big year thus far for Smart OHS who added the national bedding franchise retailer, Bedshed, NSW government b...

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

14/05/2015 12:00:00 AM
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a fatal incident that occurred on Tuesday 12 May 2015 on a gazet...

WorkSafe Victoria: Farmer dies after quad bike fall

14/05/2015 12:00:00 AM
A farmer has died on a cattle farm at Kergunyah today, after falling from a quad bike.

WorkCover NSW: RISKS OF DROWNING AROUND DRAINAGE PIPES SAFETY ALERT

27/04/2015 12:00:00 AM
A worker recently drowned after becoming trapped at the inlet of a 300 mm water drainage pipe.

NT WorkSafe: Safety Reminder - Electrocution Risk for DIY Repairs

27/04/2015 12:00:00 AM
NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert reminding residents carrying out repairs or maintenance in their homes not to carr...

High Risk Licences reassessed in Gladstone

4/04/2015 12:00:00 AM
High risk workers in Gladstone have been caught out with invalid licenses after taking course assessments that did not m...

Improved Productivity, Safety & Dexterity from PPE for Hands

1/04/2015 12:00:00 AM
Worker safety and productivity are key concerns for facility managers within the manufacturing industry, especially in a...

WorkSafe Victoria: What is an OHSMS

27/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
An Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is a coordinated and systematic approach to managing health ...

SafeWork Australia: New report on Australians' attitudes to risk taking and rule breaking

27/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
Workers are more likely to accept risk taking at work than their bosses, and labourers are generally more accepting of r...

Investigation into Pilbara port injuries begins

27/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
The Australian maritime Safety Authority will investigate an incident which injured two men at the Roy Hill Port constru...

WorkSafe Victoria: Builder dies at Fitzroy North construction site

20/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a builder on a Fitzroy North building site this morning.

Heavy lift failure at Browse Basin gas project

13/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
Northern Territory Worksafe are investigating a lifting accident at the INPEX Browse Basin construction project at Blayd...

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland: Fatality, Fall from Height

3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Source: Workplace Health and Safety Qld Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating an incident that occurre...

WorkCover Qld: Queensland’s one-stop shop for safety and workers’ compensation

7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Welcome to our new streamlined safety and workers' compensation website, providing Queensland employers and workers

CSI pleads guilty to Fortescue miner death

15/08/2014 12:00:00 AM
Crushing Services International has pled guilty to charges relating to the death of Kurt Williams as Fortescue's Christm...

WorkSafe Victoria: Employees, don't neglect OHS!

3/04/2014 12:00:00 AM
This week Steve Darnley of WorkSafe’s Construction Unit writes about the health and safety duties that employees have to...

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland: Introduction of the Work Health and Safety and Other Legisla...

24/02/2014 12:00:00 AM
On 13 February 2014, the Honourable Jarrod Bleijie MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice introduced the Work Hea...

WorkSafe Victoria: Traffic management qualifications

24/02/2014 12:00:00 AM
This week Sonia Grotaers-Close, from the Pre-Qualification Traffic Management team at VicRoads, writes about the importa...

Smart OHS in Business Franchise News

24/02/2014 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS discussing the importance of simple WHS management systems for Franchise Groups.

WorkCover NSW: Dozens of crush injuries prompt call for safety

13/02/2014 12:00:00 AM
Businesses and workers must keep safety in the front of everyone’s minds, Workcover NSW said today, after research showe...

Work Health and Safety Qld: Amendments being considered to work health and safety laws

31/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Queensland Government has been reviewing work health and safety laws in Queensland and giving businesses an opportun...

Work Health and Safety Qld: Regional injury heat maps show where work is needed

31/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Following positive industry feedback for the harm index, which shows employers exactly where more needs to be done to im...

WorkSafe WA: Construction company fined $65,000 over fall death

22/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Southern construction company has been fined $65,000 over the death of a man who fell seven metres through a sky...

Wormald implements fire protection solution at Nepean Hospital

22/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fire protection company Wormald has installed a comprehensive fire protection solution at the new surgical wing of Nepea...

WorkSafe WA: Safety of truck sleeper cabs in the spotlight

17/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
afety concerns have prompted WorkSafe to take a close look at sleeper cabs in trucks involved in long distance trips.

WorkSafe Vic: New safety rules from ESV

29/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
EnergySafe Victoria (ESV), the independent technical regulator responsible for electricity, gas and pipeline safety in V...

Work Health and Safety Qld: Investigation of Quad Bike Incident

29/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a quad bike incident that occurred at Alpha in Central Queensland.

Noise Concerns Muffled

29/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
A finalist at the NSW Minerals Council’s Community and Environment Excellence Awards, Yancoal’s Moolarben coal project h...

WorkCover NSW: Cuts to WorkCover Inspectors

29/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE Construction Forestry Mining and Energy says the NSW government and WorkCover NSW are axing safety inspectors and br...

Are Employers Buying Their Way Out Of WHS Fines?

19/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
Source: Safety Concepts Should an employer that is fined for non-compliance under the WHS laws be able to have the fine ...

WA to Go It Alone on WHS Laws

19/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will Western Australia ever follow the other states and join in a harmonised set of WHS laws? It seems not.

WorkSafe Victoria: WorkSafe Week 2013

18/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe Week 2013 runs from 21 - 31 October 2013. For a full schedule and list of events, click here.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland: Applications now open: Round two of the High-risk Industry W...

15/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eligible workplaces, industry associations and not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to $40 000 to fund initiati...

Government funding for work health part of business and community partnership

3/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than $200,000 has been granted to Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program members (refer to table below) in a matched ...

WorkCover NSW: Changes to Explosives Regulation

3/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
From September 1, The Explosives Regulation 2005 has been replaced with the updated Explosives Regulation 2013. While so...

WorkCover NSW: Does your licence check out?

3/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
High risk licences are compulsory for a range of high risk activities such as operating a forklift, erecting scaffolding...

WorkSafe Vic: Second young tradesman dies in less than seven hours

3/09/2013 12:00:00 AM
A 25-year-old electrician died while working on a house renovation in the Gippsland town of Yallourn North last week.

Work Health and Safety Qld Information Sessions

26/08/2013 12:00:00 AM
Registration is now open! You are invited to our Safe Work Month 2013 information sessions. Hear from inspectors and adv...

Work Health and Safety Qld -- Amendments following Dive Safety Reference Group recommendations

26/08/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amendments have been made to the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Regulation 2011 (PDF, 360 kB) (SRWA Regulation ...

WorkSafe WA: Company fined $50,000 over drum explosion

7/03/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Kwinana company has been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which an empty drum exploded, injuring an employ...

WorkSafe WA: Bulletin -- Mould in the workplace

7/03/2013 12:00:00 AM
See links to WorkSafe WA bulletin below.

Former Defense Worker Loses Compensation Case

22/01/2013 12:00:00 AM
A worker that used to work for the public service and who has in the past been found guilty of defrauding the Defense De...

Breakthrough pill can potentially protect firies from heat stress

21/01/2013 12:00:00 AM
A data-transmitting pill has the potential to save lives of many firefighters on the front line.

Prolonged standing & demanding jobs impact low-back health

20/01/2013 12:00:00 AM
Strategies to address the occurrence of low-back pain in workers may benefit from focusing on a combination of work-rela...

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland -- Asbestos film targets home renovators and tradies

2/01/2013 12:00:00 AM
Targeting home renovators and tradies alike, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has published a new film that...

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland -- Work health funding program applications now open

2/01/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eligible workplace consortiums, industry associations and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants o...

Geelong company fined over crush incident

17/10/2012 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe Victoria’s campaign against dangerous machines continues with an East Geelong company fined $55,000 today after...

SafeWork SA: LEARNING TO MAKE OUR WORKING LIVES SAFER AND FAIRER

14/09/2012 12:00:00 AM
Safe Work Week, from Monday 22 to Friday 26 October 2012, is the opportunity for South Australians to learn more about i...

WorkSafe Vic: Registering Ownership of Plant

28/08/2012 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe Vic guidelines and online lodgement of ownership of plant.

WorkSafe Vic: Company fined $42,000 for safety failings

28/08/2012 12:00:00 AM
A garbage collection company was fined $42,000 yesterday over an incident where a 92kg bin lifting arm, fitted to a garb...

Licence to Perform High Risk Work - WorkSafe Vic

1/08/2012 12:00:00 AM
A licence to perform high risk work is required if you work with high risk equipment or plant. You can apply for 29 clas...

WorkSafe Vic: Parmalat Rowville - Talking Health, Thinking Safety - Parmalat Australia Limited

1/08/2012 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe Vic shine the light on Paralat, Rowville in relation to their Workplace Health and Safety System.

Coast pub slapped with $75k fine

1/08/2012 12:00:00 AM
A SURFERS Paradise pub has been fined $75,000 after two chefs suffered chemical burns to their eyes and body while clean...

Safe Work Australia: Second stage model Codes of Practice now approved

25/07/2012 12:00:00 AM
On 13 July 2012 the Select Council Chair advised jurisdictions to adopt and implement twelve second stage model Codes of...

WorkSafe WA: Pumping of Hazardous Chemicals

19/06/2012 12:00:00 AM
Two workers were transferring chromic acid solution from an intermediate bulk container (IBC) to another vessel using a ...

WorkSafe WA: Kitchen hand injured while transferring hot oil to a hot oil disposal machine

19/06/2012 12:00:00 AM
A kitchen hand in a fast food outlet received hot oil burns to his face, neck, upper chest and arms as he was transferri...

QLD Safe Work Awards Open

3/06/2012 12:00:00 AM
The Qld Safe Work Awards entries are now open, with Mal Meninga as Safety Ambassador for 2012

Building company fined $15,000 after collapse of tilt-up panels

1/06/2012 12:00:00 AM
A building company has recently been fined $15,000 following the collapse of four concrete tilt-up panels in 2008 at a P...

Injured workers responsible for 74% of over $60b cost of workplace illness, injury

1/06/2012 12:00:00 AM
Injured workers were responsible for 74% of the $60.6 billion that workplace injury and illness cost Australians in the ...

Franchise group workplace safety and complying with the new WHS Laws

2/04/2012 12:00:00 AM
New (OHS) workplace health and safety laws released in Qld, NSW, ACT, NT in January this year and slated for release in ...

WorkSafe WA: Have your say on work health and safety for the next decade (federal)

2/04/2012 12:00:00 AM
The framework for work health and safety in the nation for the next decade, the Australian Work Health and Safety Strate...

Have your say on new model codes of practice

1/04/2012 12:00:00 AM
Businesses, industry and workers are encouraged to have their say on five new work health and safety model codes of prac...

WorkSafe Qld - Securing Loading Ramps for Mobile Plant

26/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
Reference article and materials: WorkSafe Qld http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/publications/alerts/secure-load-ramps...

WorkCover NSW information - FIRST AID

25/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
The specific obligations for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU – the new term that includes employers)...

WorkCover NSW information - Health and Safety Reps

25/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
Health and safety representatives (HSRs) are new to NSW and play an important role in representing the health and safety...

Young farm workers: speak up

25/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe regularly attends agricultural field days to promote health and safety, answer your questions and talk about sa...

WorkSafe Vic - Using Equipment to Access Stock

25/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe Vic guidance document.

Pushin' the barrow

15/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
Greg Davies, site superintendant for Fulton Hogan, talks about preventing falls from earthmoving equipment.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating three fatal incidents that occurred last wee...

11/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
A worker was electrocuted while working on a billboard in the western Brisbane suburb of Sherwood.

Top Five Things You Need to Know About the New Safety Laws

7/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
New work health and safety laws commenced in the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Terri...

The Invisible Army

7/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
Marissa Deeble from WorkSafe’s Prevention Strategy Division focuses on the safety of workers who perform cleaning tasks.

WorkSafe rolls out Safe Towns campaign in Bendigo

6/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
As part of the Safe Towns campaign, WorkSafe inspectors were scheduled to visit about 200 businesses in Bendigo to check...

OH&S Strategy Summit 2012 - Australia's occupational health and safety event

6/03/2012 12:00:00 AM
The OH&S Strategy Summit is one of the premier occupational health and safety events in Australia.

National Safety Council to run OHS Harmonisation update

23/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
The National Safety Council of Australia will hold an update on the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in Canberra on 1 March.

New chair appointed for NSW mine safety council

23/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) has appointed John Hannaford as its new chairman.

Work health and safety Act 2011

3/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
New work health and safety (WHS) laws replaced the occupational health and safety (OHS) laws in NSW on 1 January 2012.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigates A380 engine failure

3/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating an uncontained engine failure on a Qantas A380, which cut out ov...

Queensland WHS regulations approved

3/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
The gazettal of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation) is the culmination of extensive consultation...

Free workshop to help injured workers recover sooner

31/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
Work Safe Victoria will hold a free workshop showing employers how to help injured workers return to work sooner.

GEELONG BUSINESS FINED OVER WORKPLACE INCIDENT

20/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
A Geelong business has been convicted and fined $6000 over an incident that left a chef with a broken arm after her slee...

Staving off an OHS catastrophe?

19/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
Bad drafting by inexperienced Canberra public servants, which was not picked up by politicians, is causing chaos in Aust...

Li£e Savings - our new campaign

17/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
We know that good health and safety management doesn’t just mean that we stop people getting killed, injured or ill at w...

WHS (OHS) harmonisation update

17/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
Over 1200 submissions were made to Safe Work Australia recently as part of the public comment process for the draft mode...

WorkSafe Qld: Changes for the rural industry

13/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
Under the current Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008, operators of forklifts in rural workplaces have been exem...

WorkCover NSW: Businesses urged to keep young workers safe

6/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder to businesses to pay extra attention to the needs of young workers who may be starti...

WorkCover NSW: Finray Pty Ltd fined $225,000 after worker dies

5/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
A Far North Coast company has been fined $225,000 and ordered to pay WorkCover’s legal costs after a labourer was fatall...

Industry urged to retain workplace health and safety officers to help meet obligations

3/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
The current legislative requirement for employers to appoint workplace health and safety officers (WHSOs) will cease in ...

Companies fined over farm death

1/01/2012 12:00:00 AM
Two companies have each been fined $100,000 over a farm incident that killed a worker who was run over by a reversing tr...

New Work Health and Safety laws: will your business comply?

11/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
In all jurisdictions health and safety representatives can issue a can issue improvement notices. They can also direct w...

Mechanic bleeds to death

11/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
A 53-year-old mechanic has bled to death after cutting his elbow working on the brakes of a digger at an industrial equi...

Fair Work allows HWE to continue urine testing

11/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
Fair Work Australia has upheld the right of mining contractor HWE to take urine samples of workers, despite protests fro...

OHS risk assessments still matter, but a systemised approach is the new order of the day – Work Heal...

29/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
When was the last time you performed a risk assessment on this piece of equipment/work procedure?

Effective OHS policies and procedures

29/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
Keeping your workers safe is an integral part of running a successful business.

Veolia Takes Control of Safety

20/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
Environmental services specialist Veolia has taken its safety training a step further, with a program that takes a behav...

Onesteel Blast Injures Three Workers

17/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
Three workers have been seriously injured following an explosion yesterday at OneSteel's Waratah mill.

Timber Company Receives More Than 100 Safety Notices

17/11/2011 12:00:00 AM
A Victorian timber company has received more than 100 safety improvement notices in less than a decade has been convicte...

FARMER CAUGHT BETWEEN TRACTOR AND HAY BALE DIES

15/10/2011 12:00:00 AM
SafeWork SA is investigating the death of a farmer in South Australia, today.

VICTORIAN BUILDERS TO UNDERGO DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

15/10/2011 12:00:00 AM
Victorian building employers will be able to force their workers to undergo compulsory drug and alcohol testing.

Frequently asked questions Why do we need model work health and safety laws?

26/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Commonwealth and each state and territory government have agreed to harmonise their work health and safety laws, inc...

Factory Workers in Qld suffer explosive fire

26/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
An automotive factory in Queensland, Bundaberg is suffering an explosive fire this morning with fireman currently on the...

Safety Tools to Reduce Quad Bike Injuries

26/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
After growing concerns over quad bikes safety, Australasia’s work heath and safety regulators have introduced new guidel...

WorkSafe not so Safe

26/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
Safety regulators WorkSafe Victoria are being accused of bullying in its workplace, with staff members alleging their bo...

Model work health and safety Act

26/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
On 11 December 2009, the Workplace Relations Ministers' Council endorsed the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act.

Manufacturing company fined after man was killed in blender

22/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
A company that manufacturers brakes in Sydney has been fined $125,000, after an employee was killed whilst cleaning a hi...

Model Work Health and Safety Regulations and model Codes of Practice

13/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
On 10 August 2011, the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council endorsed in principle the model Work Health and Safety (WH...

SAFETY GUIDE FOR QUEENSLAND’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

8/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
Pro-Visual publishing has released its Queensland Construction Guide to Site Safety., designed to increase awareness of ...

NOLAN MEATS SAFELY CHANGES MEAT INSPECTION ACCEPTANCE IN EXPORTING MARKET

8/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
Queensland family-owned processor Nolan Meats was recognised at the Australian Meat Industry Council’s recent annual con...

Safety and Efficiency Under the Spotlight

3/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
Safety and workplace performance go hand in hand. Combined with advancements in technology they can lift productivity an...

Auto component maker fined for unsafe work system

3/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
Auto component maker Monroe Australia has been fined more than $30,000 last Monday for failing to provide and maintain a...

Work Health and Safety Reforms: It's Time to Act

3/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
On 1 January 2012 the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) commences operation replacing the existing NSW Occupatio...

New legislation 2012 - WorkCover NSW

2/09/2011 12:00:00 AM
On 4 May 2011, the NSW Government introduced a Bill to enact the national model work health and safety legislation. The ...

Queensland's new work health and safety laws

26/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
In 2008, Workplace Relations Ministers from around Australia agreed to nationally harmonise work health and safety (WHS)...

New WHS laws will require close cooperation between labour hire companies and clients

25/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
The harmonised Work Health and Safety laws will have a greater impact on labour hire companies that any other industry, ...

SURVEY REVEALS MENTAL HEALTH JUST AS IMPORTANT AS SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT

25/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
One in three rural and regional workers take at least one day off work every few months because they are feeling stresse...

New system upgrade - Smart OHS ready for 2012 OHS Laws - discount offer extended

23/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS has ordered another upgrade to its online OHS system software to be ready for the new national 2012 OHS laws

Smart OHS Online OHS management system for all small to medium Australian businesses

23/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
With new OHS laws – the WHS Act 2012 being released nationally in Australia on 1st January 2012, it is now as important ...

Benefits of a workplace safety system - Smart OHS online

23/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
Workplace safety is, of course, very important. Having a safe workplace not only ensures a higher level of staff morale ...

Smart OHS Online OHS – The only solution for OHS in your business

20/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
There are many online OHS resources on the Internet, but the key to making a work place safer is to have an OHS system i...

IRON ORE MINER KILLED

17/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
A miner has reportedly died at Rio Tinto’s Brockman 2 operations.

MINERS’ SAFETY IN JEOPARDY WITHOUT HARMONISED OHS REGULATIONS: MINERALS COUNCIL

28/07/2011 12:00:00 AM
The New South Wales Minerals Council has warned against each Australian state developing its own mining regulations, say...

WorkSafe targeting dangerous Victorian businesses

28/07/2011 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe launches a statewide blitz today targeting the state’s most dangerous industries.

Two deaths one week

28/07/2011 12:00:00 AM
Two men have died in one week in work related incidents, causing WorkSafe Victoria to emphasis the significance of workp...

The Safety Show Sydney: the essential OHS showcase

24/07/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Safety Show Sydney, Australia’s largest workplace health and safety Trade Show is to be held from 25-27 October at t...

WorkCover NSW

22/07/2011 12:00:00 AM
WorkCover NSW have released a Safety Alert 'Preventing structural collapse during demolition' The link can be found here...

Latest Fatality at WA BHP Facility

19/07/2011 12:00:00 AM
BHP Billiton‘s safety record has copped a fresh blow with the seventh worker in about three years to die at its WA opera...

WorkCover News - Companies fined after man blinded, suffers serious facial and skull fractures

18/07/2011 12:00:00 AM
Two companies have been fined a total of $155,000 after a worker in Western Sydney was blinded and left with multiple fa...

WorkSafe ACT - National Harmonisation

26/06/2011 12:00:00 AM
In 2008, Workplace Relations Ministers from around Australia agreed to nationally harmonise work health and safety (WHS)...

WorkSafe Victoria - Common questions about the new WHS laws

26/06/2011 12:00:00 AM
The model WHS laws are a set of laws that will apply to all states and territories and the Commonwealth.

Forklift Safety

22/06/2011 12:00:00 AM
Even though fatalities involving forklifts have reduced significantly over the past decade, incidents involving forklift...

Update On National OHS Laws

15/06/2011 12:00:00 AM
The public comment period for the draft model Work Health and Safety Regulations and 12 draft model Codes of Practice cl...

New Health and Safety Regulations in NSW

9/06/2011 12:00:00 AM
New health and safety regulations have officially been passed through the Legislative Council in New South Wales as part...

31 Seriously Injured by Angle Grinders last year

9/06/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Metropolitan Ambulance Service reported similar injuries from domestic settings, including a man who lost the sight ...

Smart OHS announces system upgrade complete

26/05/2011 12:00:00 AM
SYDNEY 26 May 2010: Today Smart OHS announced that the latest upgrade to its online OHS system is complete.

TRUCK DRIVERS AND FARM WORKERS: RISK OF BEING KILLED WORKING

26/05/2011 12:00:00 AM
Safe Work Australia released its latest report on work-related deaths due to injury called Work-related Traumatic Injury...

SAFEWORK WEIGHS IN ON PLANKING

26/05/2011 12:00:00 AM
Amidst the media attention about ‘planking,’ SafeWork SA is reminding employers and employees of their legal obligations...

Workplace bullying - a major concern

18/05/2011 12:00:00 AM
Comcare recently conducted a compliance audit of select organisations, which found a widespread lack of knowledge that b...

Vic: four regional workplace deaths in less than a month

17/05/2011 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe Victoria has renewed calls for regional Victorians and workers to pay more attention to workplace safety after ...

Schools and Education OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

20/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online schools and education system costs just $299 per business location, per year, and assists the busin...

Gym or Aquatic Centre or Dance Studio OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

20/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online gym or aquatic centre or dance studio system costs just $299 per business location, per year, and a...

Golf Course or Football Facility or Cricket Facility OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

20/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online Golf Course or Football Facility or Cricket Facility system costs just $299 per business location, ...

Medical Facility and Hospital OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

20/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online Medical Facility and Hospital system costs just $299 per business location, per year, and assists t...

New system upgrade - Smart OHS ready for 2012 OHS Laws

12/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS has ordered another upgrade of its online OHS system software to be ready for the new national 2012 OHS laws.

Worker dies after abattoir roof collapses

8/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
A 30-year old man has died after a freezer roof collapsed at an abattoir in New South Wales yesterday.

More support for injured workers to return to work: WorkSafe Victoria

8/04/2011 12:00:00 AM
More than 3000 Victorians who have been off work long-term as a result of a work-place injury need more support and enco...

Public comment period on OHS laws closing

31/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
The closing date for the public comment period on the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations package is next Mon...

QLD: Two Contractors Die from Electric Shocks

28/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
Two electrical contractors have died from electric shocks in Townsville over the past two weeks.

VIC: Man Injured in Tractor Accident

28/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
A man in his 30s sustained serious injuries in a tractor accident in South Gippsland on Monday.

OHS harmonisation - from the Act to the codes at Safety In Action

23/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
Just as public comment closes for a new set of draft workplace health and safety regulations and codes of practice, expe...

New OHS stats released

22/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
The latest OHS statistics have just been released by Safe Work Australia in its Compendium of Workers’ Compensation Stat...

NSW: Miner’s Fatigue Alert Issued

20/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
The New South Wales Mine Safety Advisory Council has issued a fatigue risk management chart.

NSW: Developer Fined After Worker Falls from Scaffolding

18/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
A property developer and its director have been fined a total of $133,000 after a labourer fell about six metres to his ...

States host forums on OHS laws

2/03/2011 12:00:00 AM
Victoria and NSW will host a series of information seminars on the forthcoming harmonisation of Australia’s occupational...

Smart OHS adds new industries to its online OHS system

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS is to add four more industries to its world-beating online OHS system.

Office OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the office based work...

Pharmacy OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the pharmacy based wo...

Hospitality OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the hospitality based...

Property and Real Estate OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the property and real...

Casino and Gaming Industry OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the casino and gaming...

Child care OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the child care industry.

Aged Care OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the aged care industry.

Print Company OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the commerical printi...

Newsagent OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the newsagent industry.

Mechanic and Workshop or Caryard OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the mechanic or works...

Tradesperson and Mobile Business OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the tradesperson or m...

Marina or Boat or Yacht Club OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the marina or boat or...

Farming and Agriculture OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the farming and agric...

OHS Risk Assessment are easy with the Smart OHS online OHS system

23/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
Performing those time consuming OHS risk assessments within the workplace just got a whole lot easier with Smart OHS.

Warehouse and Manufacturing OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

20/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the warehousing and m...

Fast Food and Takeaway OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

20/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the fast food and tak...

Retail OHS easy with Smart OHS online systems

20/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS online OHS system has a workplace safety management system specifically designed for the retail industry.

Fewer people injured at work

7/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
The number of people experiencing a work-related injury or illness has declined, according to the Australian Bureau of S...

Emotional WorkSafe ad campaign a warning to workers

1/02/2011 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe is taking a tougher approach to its calls for Victorians to value workplace safety with an emotional public awa...

Workplace safety hotline to help with flood clean-up

31/01/2011 12:00:00 AM
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has established a flood clean-up hotline to further help employers and wor...

Be safe during heavy rains

17/01/2011 12:00:00 AM
WorkCover NSW is advising people to be careful when assessing damage and carrying out repair work caused by the recent f...

Comments wanted on workplace safety regulations

13/01/2011 12:00:00 AM
Safe Work Australia is seeking comment on its occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and model code of practice.

Smart OHS aims to change how Workers’ Compensation is offered to Australian businesses

23/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
Today Smart OHS announced that it would target insurers and brokers in all states to distribute the updated version of i...

Truck and industrial plant operators urged to prioritise safety

10/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
The Queensland Government is urging employers to ensure safe work practices are in place for moving industrial plant and...

Smart OHS to add new industries to its online workplace safety system

10/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
A recent upgrade has meant that Smart OHS online safety systems is available to even more industries as Agriculture, Mec...

Worker crushed to death in accident

2/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
An excavator operator has been crushed to death in a sand quarry in South Gippsland, Victoria.

Upgrade complete – Now Smart OHS to link with workers compensation insurers and brokers to change th...

30/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS have announced that that the 2011 version of their hugely successful online OHS system, Smart OHS online, is a...

VIC: ‘Be Careful’ Warning Not Enough, Employer Learns

12/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
“Telling your workers to ‘be careful’ isn’t going to cut it,” WorkSafe Victoria’s Executive Director for Health and Safe...

Famers urged to wear seatbelts on tractors

4/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
The Department of Labour is today urging farmers to wear seatbelts on tractors, and to fit seatbelts to older tractors, ...

Q Comp RTW Awards

2/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
On Tuesday night, the state’s highest performing employers and individuals were recognised at the annual Q-COMP Return t...

Smart OHS – the only real solution when it comes to online OHS management systems

1/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS, the world class online OHS (workplace safety) management system has just undergone another upgrade, which is ...

Conviction after young worker suffers electric shock

28/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
Two companies and a director were convicted yesterday after a 21 year-old worker on a building site suffered an electric...

TAS: Mental Stress a Headache for Tasmanian Workplaces

26/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
Mental stress has been identified as one of the primary causes of workplace injuries in Tasmania, a State official reveals.

VIC: Companies, Director Prosecuted After Overhead Powerline Accident

26/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
Two companies and a director have been fined after a worker touched an overhead powerline on a construction site.

QLD: Queensland Health Under Fire Over Bullying

25/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
A female worker has allegedly been bullied by Queensland Health staff after claiming she was raped by a colleague.

QLD: Update on National Harmonisation of OHS Laws

22/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has affirmed its commitment for the harmonisation Occupational Health and ...

Man dies in printing firm accident

22/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
A man has died in an industrial accident at a printing firm in Sydney's west.

Smart OHS world class online OHS systems just got even better with a full upgrade just completed

16/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS have announced that that the 2011 version of their hugely successful online OHS system, Smart OHS online, is a...

CASA targets helicopter safety

29/09/2010 12:00:00 AM
Australia's helicopter industry will be subject to an increased level of safety surveillance by the Civil Aviation Safet...

TAS: State Sees Drop in Injuries

8/09/2010 12:00:00 AM
WorkCover Tasmania says less Tasmanians have been injured last year, a sign that safety messages have a positive impact ...

QLD: Farmer Fined as Remotely Operated Tractor Goes Awry

6/09/2010 12:00:00 AM
A Rollingstone farmer has pleaded guilty in the Townsville Industrial Magistrates Court to failing to ensure workplace s...

Refund Returns Policy

8/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
Refund

Workplace Bullying and the Work Health and Safety Act 2012

5/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
The OHS harmonization process will revolutionise how individuals and organisations approach workplace bullying.

OHS: Have you done your 'homework' on risk?

5/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
It is unknown exactly how many people work from home in Australia. A 2008 ABR survey found that 2.4 million Australians ...

Discussion Paper: The Lost time Injury Frequency Rate

1/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate predominates discussions about safety performance. How can a company be proud of a d...

Australian PM mentions OHS harmonisation in election debate

27/07/2010 12:00:00 AM
On Sunday 25 July 2010, during the first debate of Australia’s election campaign, Prime Minister Julia Gillard used OHS ...

QLD miner jailed for OHS breach

22/07/2010 12:00:00 AM
Link to audio interview:

How to Avoid RSI at Work

30/06/2010 12:00:00 AM
Almost one in five office workers suffer from repetitive strain injury (RSI) according to a report by the New York based...

Smart OHS Brochure

23/06/2010 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS Brochure

Roach infested restaurant fined $30,000

21/06/2010 12:00:00 AM
The Industrial Magistrate’s Court has found a company previously operating a Sydney restaurant completely failed in its ...

VIC: Safety Alert on Guarding Brake Presses

18/06/2010 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe has released a safety alert on brake presses that are not guarded or are improperly guarded.

Mines Safety Shake-Up in WA

7/06/2010 12:00:00 AM
The WA State Government has announced a major shake-up of safety in the resources industry and called for an improvement...

NSCA Launches 2010 Safety Excellence Awards

5/06/2010 12:00:00 AM
The National Safety Awards of Excellence has been launched for 2010.

WorkSafe ACT Established

21/05/2010 12:00:00 AM
The ACT Government announced recently it is overhauling Occupational Health and Safety Regulation through the establishm...

VIC: Campaign Focuses on Slips, Trips & Falls for Residential Construction Sites

20/05/2010 12:00:00 AM
Slips, trips and falls in the residential construction industry have led to mounting medical costs for the community eac...

NSW: Boy Dies After Lathe Accident

20/05/2010 12:00:00 AM
A 15-year-old boy has died following a lathe accident where his arm was severed. A coroner’s inquest has been ordered in...

TAS: Former asbestos firm tries to make amends

19/05/2010 12:00:00 AM
A long-established asbestos factory in Tasmania’s rural north is turning a new leaf as a way of atoning for its past. Th...

Communique Safe Work Australia Progresses Model Work Health and Safety Legislation

28/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
The Safe Work Australia Members met today in Canberra following the 5th Annual Safe Work Australia Awards ceremony held ...

Risk Rating Document

28/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
Risk Rating

VIC: Company Fined as Unguarded Plant Injures Director

24/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
A sand quarry company has been fined on Monday after director suffered hand injuries due to an unguarded plant.

SA: Info Sessions on Licensing High Risk Work Launched

24/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
SafeWork SA has launched a series of information sessions in the Greater Adelaide Area on the new licensing requirements...

VIC: WorkSafe to Host Breakfast for Small Businesses

24/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
WorkSafe is inviting small businesses in Sale to attend a free breakfast on Thursday.

OHSMS Plan

16/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
OHSMS Plan

OHS Policy and Procedures Manual

16/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
OHS P and P Manual

OHS Policy and Procedures Manual

16/04/2010 12:00:00 AM
OHS P and P Manual

Bosses Step up safety law fight

13/02/2010 12:00:00 AM
EMPLOYERS in NSW are demanding a royal commission into the state's workplace safety laws following a scathing High Court...

OHSMS Plan

28/01/2010 12:00:00 AM
OHS MS Plan

Hierarchy of Risk Control

28/01/2010 12:00:00 AM
Hierarchy of Risk Control

Risk Matrix

28/01/2010 12:00:00 AM
Risk Matrix

A Star Performer on Smart OHS - Establishment (Merivale)

25/11/2009 12:00:00 AM
This month, we recognise the most outstanding effort of a new member, Establishment, a Merivale property.

Smart OHS systems - Compliance is easy!

27/09/2009 12:00:00 AM
Smart OHS systems is the premier OHS management tool in the competitive online market.

Smart OHS System Upgrade

19/08/2009 12:00:00 AM
The Smart OHS System will have a full-function upgrade in the new year, making Smart OHS the most user-friendly, compreh...

Workers compensation rates falling short of national targets

15/04/2009 12:00:00 AM
The latest Compendium of Workers Compensation Statistics Report was released by the Australian Safety and Compensation C...

Sick/Personal Leave Q&A

10/02/2009 12:00:00 AM
Sick leave and medical certificates are a common concern for employers. A Workplace OHS advice column has provided a use...

Rudd Government workplace laws 'to delay building projects'

27/01/2009 12:00:00 AM
THE Rudd Government's workplace laws will delay the start of construction projects and increase costs by promoting union...

Fine over death of ‘careless’ employee

13/01/2009 12:00:00 AM
The NSW Industrial Court has reminded employers they have an obligation to factor into safe work systems any circumstanc...

'Skylarking’ must be included in safety training

7/01/2009 12:00:00 AM
The Federal Court has criticised a logistics company over the death of a second warehouse worker

Medical clearance given so sacking unfair

18/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
Toyota wrongfully dismissed a psychologically ill worker for allegedly being unable to work as part of a team

Julia Gillard lobbies major firms on safety laws

10/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
JULIA Gillard has taken the political fight to the nation's boardrooms, with a letter to Australia's top 100 companies i...

Qantas loses public trust on safety record

8/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
QANTAS is heading into negotiations with British Airways amid new evidence that public faith in the airline's safety rec...

Safe Work Bill changes are needed to strengthen workplace health and safety laws

4/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
All politicians should accept the Senate amendments to the Safe Work Bill and allow a swift passage for the legislation,...

Opposition wary of proposed IR changes

3/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
Some federal Opposition members are criticising the Government's industrial relations changes, despite promising to supp...

What OHS committees get wrong

3/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
Ever wondered what OHS committees most commonly do wrong? Two workplace safety experts outline the two most widespread m...

Opposition to back demise of Work Choices

26/11/2008 12:00:00 AM
THE Opposition has given the Government the green light to abolish Work Choices by declaring in-principle support for La...

New IR Laws Finally Out

25/11/2008 12:00:00 AM
Deputy PM Julia Gillard has today delivered on one of the Rudd Government’s key election promises, and has finally revea...

Prison time for unsafe bosses

6/11/2008 12:00:00 AM
EMPLOYERS face jail, bigger fines and a wider duty of care under proposed changes to the nation's occupational health an...

Super-sized ambulances to cope with obese patients

5/11/2008 12:00:00 AM
THE Queensland Government is purchasing super-sized ambulances with hydraulic lifts to cope with an increasing number of...

$1.6m on offer for being healthy

14/10/2008 12:00:00 AM
THE Queensland Government is offering $1.6 million in prize money for the state's healthiest community, school and workp...

Ensuring that they're insured

29/09/2008 12:00:00 AM
This article examines the importance of ensuring that your hotel only uses contractors who hold the necessary insurances...

National OHS Review

24/09/2008 12:00:00 AM

Location Map

17/05/2008 12:00:00 AM
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