2016

Articles

  • New International OHS Standard

    The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has decided to prepare a new standard on occupational health and safety management systems, which will be cited as ISO 45001.

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  • NZ HSW Laws Have Commenced

    The new Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act 2015 has come into effect in New Zealand (NZ), as of 4th April 2016. This Act replaces the old Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

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  • FWC Decision Lets OHS Down

    A recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision* to reinstate a worker who deliberately drove an unregistered airport tow tug on public roads to get his lunch is disappointing for everyone who is serious about workplace safety and compliance with road laws.

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  • $3M Vic Fines & New OHS Regulations

    The Victorian Government has introduced legislation to increase maximum OHS fine for “reckless endangerment” to 20,000 penalty units, e.g. $3,033,400.

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  • Fine for Using a Safety Sign

    A company has been fined* nearly $60,000 for replacing a machine guard with a warning sign, even though the injured worker participated in the review and change in controls.

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  • GHS Transition Countdown

    Do you comply with the WHS regulations for Hazardous Chemicals?

    The Australian model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations introduced a new system of labelling hazardous chemicals. The new system is based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS) which is intended to align chemical classification and labelling globally.

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