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.

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 The SIRA approved 2-day, face-to-face, Introduction to Return to Work Coordination Course, will be withdrawn on the 31st of Ma...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

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...

February 12, 2019

SafeWork NSW issued a ministerial media release last week to remind “businesses and workers that it is a criminal offence to hinder, obstruct, assaul...

January 14, 2019

WHS Regulation 37 states that a risk control must be maintained so that it remains effective, and that includes ensuring that the control measure is...

December 8, 2018

The content below was sent out as an email to our database on the 27th of November 2018.

I am writing to let you know that in the January to June 2019...

November 22, 2018

Last week we sent you an article about “reasonably practicable” WHS requirements based on a train that had to be derailed in West Australia. In the s...

November 15, 2018

The safety message for the past week must surely be; “Always be prepared for the unexpected and the unlikely ”. Even though the message came from Wes...

November 8, 2018

Our article this week could be of particular interest to Return to Work Coordinators and HR Managers. They may have an opportunity to compare their w...

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