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.
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 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...
Increased WHS Penalties and Due Diligence for Officers
June 29, 2020
Higher NSW WHS Dollar Penalties are now in Force
June 16, 2020
COVID-19 Due Diligence for Officers
June 11, 2020
DYS Issue 70 - May 2020
May 27, 2020
Clear Communication and Understanding is Vital for Safety
May 21, 2020
A WHS Consultation Review for Current Work Situations
May 11, 2020
The Magic of e-Learning Courses
March 24, 2020
A WHS Tool to Help Identify Areas of Concern
March 15, 2020
DYS Issue 69 - March 2020
March 11, 2020
The Lessons from Two Australian Workplace Tragedies
March 2, 2020
The Key Points of “Must Do” Risk Management
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
DYS Issue 68 - November 2019
November 10, 2019
How to Maintain and Review WHS Risk Controls
How to Minimise WHS Risks in Your Workplace
Which is Best?
Onsite or Public WHS Training?
DYS Issue 67 - October 2019
October 10, 2019
Using Realistic WHS Targets & Consultation for a Safe & Heal...
How to Help Prevent Injuries in Your Workplace
The Best Way to Set Up Work Groups for Consultation with Wor...
Changes in Two Important WHS Codes of Practice Updated by Sa...
The Benefits of Training the Chairperson of a Health & Safet...
Preventing Workplace Injuries
What is a Safety Champion?
Successful Health & Safety Committee Chairpersons
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