- MUA presses cargo safety overhaul
The Maritime Union of Australia last week called for urgent reform to maritime safety following the recent death of Queensland dock worker Brad Gray.
- Breakthrough made on uniform national OHS model
The historic decision of the Workplace Relations Ministerial Council (WRMC) to agree on a model OHS act which will harmonise OHS across the nation has been welcomed by the industry, but calls have been made to Western Australia to speed its decision to take part in the national system.
- Laws need to be strengthened to prevent deaths
Health and safety laws need to be strengthened, not watered down due to the sharp rise in work-related fatalities, according to the unions.
- Increase in work-related deaths
Workplace fatalities have increased by 14 per cent this year, a report released today by Safe Work Australia has found.
- Consultation critical for OHS reforms
Consultation with and engagement of employers throughout the OHS reforms is critical to ensuring they meet their safety objectives, according to an Australian expert