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.

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 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...

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...

April 30, 2019

A Culture of Operational Excellence – Professor Andrew Hopkins

Safe Work Australia has a video and transcript on their website of Professor Andrew Hop...

April 16, 2019

It is rare to see an Officer prosecuted, fined and given an order to do WHS training. But it just happened in the NSW District Court on the 10th of A...

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...

March 4, 2019

We often get questions from clients who are looking for answers to what do they have to do to comply with consultation requirements in the WHS Act an...

February 19, 2019

The answers to this question are not always obvious. The main places to look for the answers are in the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act), the Wor...

October 30, 2018

Free WHS Videos for Information and Training

This Did You See issue covers and recommends 3 short, informative and free videos that could be useful to...

October 4, 2018

Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces is Common

Kate Jenkins, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, addr...

August 6, 2018

Our recent WHS articles have contained tools that you could use to step back from the daily work traffic in your workplace and take an exterior viewp...

August 2, 2018

SafeWork NSW: Building and Construction Sector Plan to 2022
$80 billion will be spent on NSW infrastructure over the next four years and the construc...

June 18, 2018

Workplace manslaughter laws coming to Victoria
On the 26th May 2018, the Victorian Premier announced that if re-elected he will include a criminal of...

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