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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

July 1, 2019

The good news is that major manual handling injuries in NSW dropped 3%, from 29% in 2015-16 to 26% in 2016-17*. But as SIRA’s report shows, manual ha...

June 4, 2019

Despite their good intentions and actions, PCBUs and Officers may sometimes find that one or more of their workers are injured. The PCBU and/ Officer...

May 21, 2019

As previously advised. The SIRA approved 2-day, face-to-face, Introduction to Return to Work Coordination Course, will be withdrawn on the 31st of Ma...

May 14, 2019

Would you be in favour of a 50% increase in the $ penalty levels for offences under the WHS Act and WHS Regulation? It is one of the recommendations...

March 25, 2019

The main WHS focus for any PCBU has to be to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of Workers and Others in their workpl...

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