On this page you will find all of our WHS articles and issues of ‘Your Safety Matters’ organised in a blog format. You can search for an entry by looking through the archives or selecting a subject tag.
June 29, 2020
The NSW WHS Act and WHS Regulation were amended on the 10th June 2020. Those amendments included a change in how penalties are calculated.
June 16, 2020
NSW Parliament began the task of considering proposed amendments to the NSW WHS Act in November 2019. However, the parliamentary legal process of tur...
June 11, 2020
Safe Work Australia has useful information on their website about effectively managing the risk COVID-19 and what Officers need to do to satisfy thei...
May 27, 2020
Three SafeWork NSW prosecutions in March and April 2020 stand out when compared to other prosecutions in that time period. They stand out because of...
May 21, 2020
It is well known amongst Safety people, supervisors and managers that it is the duty of every business to provide information, instruction and traini...
May 11, 2020
Prior to the impact that the virus called SARS-CoV-2* has had on workplace operations and conditions, you probably had suitable arrangements and proc...
March 24, 2020
You might think that we are exaggerating a little bit to have a title like, The Magic of e-Learning Courses on our WHS article this week. But we are...
March 15, 2020
You may find it useful to have a simple WHS tool that can help you identify areas in your workplace that are areas of concern that need WHS improveme...
March 11, 2020
1. Encouraging News on Vitamin C and Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
You can find the following news and more, on the website of an international body of...
March 2, 2020
When a WHS incident occurs in a workplace you can be almost 100% sure that it happened because of a failure to eliminate or minimise risks so far as...
February 5, 2020
Key Points of "Must Do" Risk Management
Every organization is required to manage health and safety risks in their workplace and the WHS regulation cla...
November 19, 2019
Because of your role and responsibilities in your organisation you may sometimes need to seek approval for a WHS Budget or WHS expenditure that you p...
November 10, 2019
1. Effective WHS Leadership Actions - Research Results
The Centre for WHS is a Division of the NSW Dept of Consumer Affairs and it recently completed...
Increased WHS Penalties and Due Diligence for Officers
Higher NSW WHS Dollar Penalties are now in Force
COVID-19 Due Diligence for Officers
DYS Issue 70 - May 2020
Clear Communication and Understanding is Vital for Safety
A WHS Consultation Review for Current Work Situations
The Magic of e-Learning Courses
A WHS Tool to Help Identify Areas of Concern
DYS Issue 69 - March 2020
The Lessons from Two Australian Workplace Tragedies
The Key Points of “Must Do” Risk Management
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
DYS Issue 68 - November 2019
How to Maintain and Review WHS Risk Controls
November 5, 2019
How to Minimise WHS Risks in Your Workplace
October 29, 2019
Which is Best?
Onsite or Public WHS Training?
October 22, 2019
DYS Issue 67 - October 2019
October 10, 2019
Using Realistic WHS Targets & Consultation for a Safe & Heal...
October 8, 2019
How to Help Prevent Injuries in Your Workplace
September 24, 2019
The Best Way to Set Up Work Groups for Consultation with Wor...
September 17, 2019
Changes in Two Important WHS Codes of Practice Updated by Sa...
September 10, 2019
The Benefits of Training the Chairperson of a Health & Safet...
August 26, 2019
Preventing Workplace Injuries
August 19, 2019
What is a Safety Champion?
August 14, 2019
Successful Health & Safety Committee Chairpersons
July 29, 2019
A Lack of Adequate Supervision Cost $588,000
July 16, 2019
DYS Issue 66 - July 2019
July 10, 2019
What is the “Adequate Number of Trained First Aiders”?
July 9, 2019
Manual Handling: Hazardous Manual Tasks
- Are They in Your...
July 1, 2019
Does Your Workplace Have Gaps in WHS Compliance?
June 4, 2019
The Values of HSRs and Health & Safety Committee Members
May 27, 2019
SIRA’s Competency Requirements for RTW Coordinators
May 21, 2019
Will There Be a 50% Increase in WHS Penalty Levels?
May 14, 2019
Where Do Manual Task Injuries Come From?
May 7, 2019
DYS Issue 65 - May 2019
April 30, 2019
Officer Ordered to Have Due Diligence Training
April 16, 2019
How to Review WHS Risk Controls
March 25, 2019
How to Comply with WHS Consultation Requirements
March 4, 2019
WHS Training: What Training?
February 19, 2019
Working with a SafeWork NSW Inspector
February 12, 2019
How to Ensure that WHS Risk Controls Remain Effective
January 14, 2019
Courtenell’s Public 1-day
Effective Health and Safety Commi...
December 8, 2018
“Reasonably Practicable” Fried Onions at Bunnings
November 22, 2018
How to Avoid a WHS Disaster
Do Everything “Reasonably Practi...
November 15, 2018
Return to Work National Survey Outcomes Summary
November 8, 2018
DYS Issue 64 - November 2018
October 30, 2018
The Focus of WHS Training For Supervisors
October 16, 2018
Your Wish List About Supervisor WHS
Responsibilities & Funct...
October 9, 2018
DYS Issue 63 - October 2018
October 4, 2018
October – The Benefits of Safe Work Month
October 1, 2018