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.

May 27, 2020

Three SafeWork NSW prosecutions in March and April 2020 stand out when compared to other prosecutions in that time period. They stand out because of...

March 11, 2020

1. Encouraging News on Vitamin C and Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

You can find the following news and more, on the website of an international body of...

November 10, 2019

1. Effective WHS Leadership Actions - Research Results

The Centre for WHS is a Division of the NSW Dept of Consumer Affairs and it recently completed...

October 10, 2019

Motivated employees are key to workplace safety

Professor Mark Griffin from Curtin University, who co-authored recent research said,“Employers need to...

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 10, 2019

A Lack of Adequate Supervision Cost $588,000

This article explains why the PCBU was at fault, how the injury could have easily been avoided, and how...

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...

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