Occupational health & safety

  • Is construction fatigue overlooked in Australia? by

    Sydney University's, Dr Margaret Chan, has warned that fatigue may be being overlooked as a cause of accidents on construction sites.

  • NOPSA eyes expansion of powers by

    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 by

    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 by

    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 by

    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 by

    A Western Australia timber mill operator has been fined $60,000 for failing to adequately secure its machinery.

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