- NOPSA eyes expansion of powers
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) hopes to take over the regulation of 'well integrity', currently handled by state governments.
- NZ unions call for methyl bromide ban
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has called for a ban on the fumigation gas methyl bromide following a scientist's claim he may have found a link between it and a nerve disease thought to have caused the deaths of four workers in the country.
- New safety code for quad bikes coming
Following a series of recent quad bike accidents, a new draft code of conduct is being drawn up for their use in the workplace.
- National OHS benchmarking draft report released
The Productivity Commission (PC) has released a draft report which attempts to benchmark the maze of OHS regulatory and legislative instruments faced by Australian businesses.
- WA Timber mill fined $60k over severed hand
A Western Australia timber mill operator has been fined $60,000 for failing to adequately secure its machinery.
- NSW employers in High Court OHS win
A landmark decision by the High Court this week has reinstated the concept of "reasonable practicability" into New South Wales' OHS breach disputes.