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.

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...

May 27, 2019

Have you seen the video that SafeWork NSW released last month titled, “A Day in the Life of a HSR”. Your HSRs or Health & Safety Committee members mi...

July 30, 2018

Our WHS article last week dealt with the benefits of consultation and the mandatory consultation requirements in sections 46 to 49 in the WHS Act. Th...

July 24, 2018

Our WHS article last week, How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation, suggested an easy way to review the state of consultation in your workpl...

July 18, 2018

Here is a list that could help workers such as HSRs, Committee members, Managers and Supervisors, to identify WHS matters in their area of the workpl...

July 16, 2018

Would you like to improve the effectiveness of WHS consultation in your workplace? Or perhaps you want to be sure that mandatory consultation is bein...

July 9, 2018

When a fatality occurs in a workplace it obviously becomes a focus of investigation to discover why it happened. And when it involves the deaths of 4...

June 25, 2018

PCBUs need to rely on their Managers, Supervisors and/or Team Leaders to carry out those actions that will help the PCBU to achieve compliance with i...

June 19, 2018

It is just over 6 years ago that the NSW WHS Act came into force. Since then, HSRs and Committee members have been elected under the requirements of...

June 4, 2018

All Health and Safety Committees have Management Representatives. Some Committees have;

  • only HSRs representing the workers, and

  • some Commit...

May 30, 2018

We often receive questions about what WHS consultation training is available for:

a) Management Representatives on Health & Safety Committees, or


May 21, 2018

As you know duty holders in a workplace are all interdependent to some degree on what the other duty holders do. This article deals with why the PCBU...

May 21, 2018

You may find these steps useful in obtaining the agreement of all parties when you have a WHS problem in your workplace.

Step1 - Identify the problem...

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August 13, 2018

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