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...
The Key Points of “Must Do” Risk Management
February 5, 2020
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
November 19, 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
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
What is the “Adequate Number of Trained First Aiders”?
July 9, 2019
Manual Handling: Hazardous Manual Tasks
- Are They in Your...
Does Your Workplace Have Gaps in WHS Compliance?
June 4, 2019
The Values of HSRs and Health & Safety Committee Members
May 27, 2019
SIRA’s Competency Requirements for RTW Coordinators
May 21, 2019
Will There Be a 50% Increase in WHS Penalty Levels?
May 14, 2019
Where Do Manual Task Injuries Come From?
DYS Issue 65 - May 2019
Officer Ordered to Have Due Diligence Training
April 16, 2019
How to Review WHS Risk Controls
March 25, 2019
How to Comply with WHS Consultation Requirements
March 4, 2019
WHS Training: What Training?
February 19, 2019
Working with a SafeWork NSW Inspector
February 12, 2019
How to Ensure that WHS Risk Controls Remain Effective
January 14, 2019
Courtenell’s Public 1-day
Effective Health and Safety Commi...
December 8, 2018
“Reasonably Practicable” Fried Onions at Bunnings
November 22, 2018
How to Avoid a WHS Disaster
Do Everything “Reasonably Practi...
November 15, 2018
Return to Work National Survey Outcomes Summary
November 8, 2018
DYS Issue 64 - November 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 – 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
A WHS Tool to Help Identify Areas of Concern
August 6, 2018
DYS Issue 62 - August 2018
PCBU Interaction with HSRs and Health & Safety Committee
July 30, 2018
How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation Part 2
July 24, 2018
YSM 136 - A WHS Risks Check
July 18, 2018
How to Increase the Benefits of WHS Consultation Part 1
July 16, 2018
Tragic Lessons in Work Health & Safety
July 9, 2018
Do PCBUs have to Train their
Managers & Supervisors in WHS?
June 25, 2018
Has Your HSRs’ or Committee Members’
Term of Office Expired?
June 19, 2018