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.

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...

May 7, 2019

All workplace and out-of-work activities involve using the body. Some of those manual tasks are hazardous and may cause injuries such as the examples...

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...

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 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...

April 23, 2018

Entry for SafeWork NSW Awards 2018 is open
You can enter your organisation, a co-worker, or yourself for an award for committment to work health and...

March 11, 2018

Have your say in the review of the model WHS law
The various State and Territory Ministers who are responsible for WHS laws agreed to have a review t...

January 10, 2018

$150,000 Fine for not Training a Worker

This prosecution is an example of what may happen when a PCBU does not ensure that all workers are trained to...

December 12, 2017

Manual handling is the cause of 29% of workplace injuries making it the most common cause of injury in NSW workplaces (NSW Workers Compensation Stati...

November 30, 2017

Reduce Serious Musculoskeletal Injuries and Illness by 30%

SafeWork NSW intends to achieve a 30% decrease in the number of musculoskeletal injuries an...

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