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.

November 16, 2015

SafeWork NSW has a number of tools in its compliance and enforcement toolbox. Those tools range from giving advice or guidance up to prosecution in C...

November 9, 2015

If a SafeWork NSW Inspector found evidence of a breach of WHS laws in a workplace, the SafeWork Inspector’s next step would be predictable because it...

October 11, 2015

Is it mandatory to document your consultation?

The Consultation Code of Practice at page 10 points out that:

“Consultation with workers and with other...

September 21, 2015

As from the 1st September 2015 the functions of WorkCover NSW have been taken over by 3 separate government bodies. You may have wondered why that ha...

August 1, 2015

Has your HSR’s term of office expired?

HSRs are elected for a period of 3 years at which time another election for the position of HSR for that workg...

July 6, 2015

The recent decision by the NSW Supreme Court (Perilya Limited v Nash (2015) NSWSC 706) clarifies and reveals the broad powers that WorkCover NSW has...

April 7, 2015

WorkCover prosecutions are a potent reminder of the need to do everything reasonably practicable to ensure health and safety in our workplace. The in...

November 17, 2014

Our recent article, "Did Einstein Have a WHS Equation", focused on the basic principle that a safe and healthy workplace is dependent on all WHS duty...

August 18, 2014

A Good Time to Review Your “Systems of Work” and Risk Control Measures?

On the 18th of July, WorkCover NSW approved and released 12 new Codes of Prac...

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