Work Health and Safety Articles

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.

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 5, 2019

If all WHS risks in your workplace have been eliminated or you have used the hierarchy of control measures to minimise all WHS risks so far as reason...

October 29, 2019

Minimising WHS risk so far as is reasonably practicable means that the risk is not eliminated but it is reduced to the lowest possible level that is...

October 22, 2019

Recent feedback from our trainers has again highlighted the fact that clients and onsite course attendees get the most enjoyment and satisfaction fro...

October 8, 2019

SafeWork NSW is successfully reducing the number of fatalities, serious injuries and illnesses using the strategy that is set out in the Work Health...

September 24, 2019

There are two very important clauses in the WHS Regulation 2017 that every PCBU needs to be on top of. When it comes to preventing accidents these tw...

September 17, 2019

On the 9th of July 2019 the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) delivered its decision on whether an employer had made the correct decision in...

September 10, 2019

You may have been wondering what changes were made in the 23 updated WHS Codes of Practice that SafeWork NSW released on the 30th of August. We have...

August 26, 2019

There is no law that specifically says that a PCBU must train the Chairperson of their Health & Safety Committee. But common sense tells us that if y...

August 19, 2019

Two recent WHS prosecutions in NSW were based on WHS failures that quite commonly result in serious injuries to workers. This article lists those fai...

August 14, 2019

A Safety Champion is a person who works with the organisation’s health and safety system to set a good example, and to encourage and inspire other wo...

July 29, 2019

In a Health & Safety Committee, the Chairperson has a key role to play in the achievement of effective consultation and the resolution of health and...

July 16, 2019

Did you know that one in every five injuries at work in Australia happens to workers who are younger than 25 years old? In addition most of those inj...

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