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 The SIRA approved 2-day, face-to-face, Introduction to Return to Work Coordination Course, will be withdrawn on the 31st of Ma...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...
The Magic of e-Learning Courses
March 24, 2020
A WHS Tool to Help Identify Areas of Concern
March 15, 2020
The Lessons from Two Australian Workplace Tragedies
March 2, 2020
The Key Points of “Must Do” Risk Management
February 5, 2020
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
November 19, 2019
DYS Issue 68 - November 2019
November 10, 2019
How to Maintain and Review WHS Risk Controls
November 5, 2019
How to Minimise WHS Risks in Your Workplace
October 29, 2019
Which is Best?
Onsite or Public WHS Training?
October 22, 2019
DYS Issue 67 - October 2019
October 10, 2019
Using Realistic WHS Targets & Consultation for a Safe & Heal...
October 8, 2019
How to Help Prevent Injuries in Your Workplace
September 24, 2019
The Best Way to Set Up Work Groups for Consultation with Wor...
September 17, 2019
Changes in Two Important WHS Codes of Practice Updated by Sa...
September 10, 2019
The Benefits of Training the Chairperson of a Health & Safet...
August 26, 2019
Preventing Workplace Injuries
August 19, 2019
What is a Safety Champion?
August 14, 2019
Successful Health & Safety Committee Chairpersons
July 29, 2019
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?
The Values of HSRs and Health & Safety Committee Members
May 27, 2019
SIRA’s Competency Requirements for RTW Coordinators
Will There Be a 50% Increase in WHS Penalty Levels?
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
How to Review WHS Risk Controls
How to Comply with WHS Consultation Requirements
WHS Training: What Training?
Working with a SafeWork NSW Inspector
How to Ensure that WHS Risk Controls Remain Effective
Courtenell’s Public 1-day
Effective Health and Safety Commi...
“Reasonably Practicable” Fried Onions at Bunnings
How to Avoid a WHS Disaster
Do Everything “Reasonably Practi...
Return to Work National Survey Outcomes Summary
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
Changes to the SIRA Training Requirement
for Return to Work...
September 18, 2018
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 2
September 12, 2018
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 1
September 5, 2018
What or Who is a PCBU?
August 13, 2018
August 6, 2018
DYS Issue 62 - August 2018
August 2, 2018
PCBU Interaction with HSRs and Health & Safety Committee
July 30, 2018