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 31, 2017

The injuries and two fatalities we covered in recent articles involved situations where flaws in the risk assessment and controls were key elements. ...

July 10, 2017

What is a Safe Work Procedure (SWP)?

It is a written document setting out the logical sequence of steps that must be followed to safely perform a work...

November 7, 2016

We will soon be into the Australian summer months (December to February) when UV radiation levels are at their highest. And the results of two recent...

September 30, 2016

A recent WHS prosecution in South Australia highlights the need to have and maintain effective risk controls. The Court found that in this workplace...

August 22, 2016

How and When to Review Your First Aid Arrangements Other Articles When is a Risk Assessment Not Necessary? Providing and Maintaining Safe Systems of...

July 25, 2016

It is well known that assessing the risks of a hazard is an important step in the process of managing risks to health and safety in a workplace. It m...

July 19, 2016

This article explores the steps that could be taken in every workplace to help eliminate risk factors such as the ones below that resulted in a workp...

July 4, 2016

When determining the first aid requirements of your workplace you are required to use a risk management approach (Clause 42, WHS Regulations). And th...

June 14, 2016

This article provides key points from the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice that you can check off against your first aid procedures to con...

May 1, 2013

PCBUs who do not satisfy their primary duty of care (section 19 WHS Act) may find it a costly and daunting experience. This article sets out a number...

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