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.
September 24, 2019
There are two very important clauses in the WHS Regulation 2017 that every PCBU needs to be on top of. When it comes to preventing accidents these tw...
February 12, 2019
SafeWork NSW issued a ministerial media release last week to remind “businesses and workers that it is a criminal offence to hinder, obstruct, assaul...
January 14, 2019
WHS Regulation 37 states that a risk control must be maintained so that it remains effective, and that includes ensuring that the control measure is...
December 8, 2018
The content below was sent out as an email to our database on the 27th of November 2018.
I am writing to let you know that in the January to June 2019...
November 22, 2018
Last week we sent you an article about “reasonably practicable” WHS requirements based on a train that had to be derailed in West Australia. In the s...
November 15, 2018
The safety message for the past week must surely be; “Always be prepared for the unexpected and the unlikely ”. Even though the message came from Wes...
November 8, 2018
Our article this week could be of particular interest to Return to Work Coordinators and HR Managers. They may have an opportunity to compare their w...
October 16, 2018
Our WHS article last week listed the responsibilities and functions that a Supervisor might perform in most workplaces. If you missed seeing that the...
October 9, 2018
This article considers the responsibilities of a Supervisor and the functions a Supervisor could perform. These will be different from one workplace...
October 1, 2018
October 2018 is almost here and October is National Safe Work Month. Perhaps you have already prepared to reinforce your safe work efforts by joining...
September 18, 2018
As you probably know the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) inherited the NSW workers compensation functions from WorkCover NSW. Those funct...
September 12, 2018
This WHS article is a continuation of the first article, What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard?. In Part 2 we have set out a number of actions tha...
September 5, 2018
As you know, a PCBU has a duty under Section 19 of the WHS Act to ensure, so far as "reasonably practicable", the health and safety of workers and ot...
The Magic of e-Learning Courses
March 24, 2020
A WHS Tool to Help Identify Areas of Concern
March 15, 2020
The Lessons from Two Australian Workplace Tragedies
March 2, 2020
The Key Points of “Must Do” Risk Management
February 5, 2020
Minimise WHS Risk to Minimise Financial Loss
November 19, 2019
DYS Issue 68 - November 2019
November 10, 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
DYS Issue 67 - October 2019
October 10, 2019
Using Realistic WHS Targets & Consultation for a Safe & Heal...
October 8, 2019
How to Help Prevent Injuries in Your Workplace
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
July 16, 2019
DYS Issue 66 - July 2019
July 10, 2019
What is the “Adequate Number of Trained First Aiders”?
July 9, 2019
Manual Handling: Hazardous Manual Tasks
- Are They in Your...
July 1, 2019
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?
May 7, 2019
DYS Issue 65 - May 2019
April 30, 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
How to Ensure that WHS Risk Controls Remain Effective
Courtenell’s Public 1-day
Effective Health and Safety Commi...
“Reasonably Practicable” Fried Onions at Bunnings
How to Avoid a WHS Disaster
Do Everything “Reasonably Practi...
Return to Work National Survey Outcomes Summary
DYS Issue 64 - November 2018
October 30, 2018
The Focus of WHS Training For Supervisors
Your Wish List About Supervisor WHS
Responsibilities & Funct...
DYS Issue 63 - October 2018
October 4, 2018
October – The Benefits of Safe Work Month
Changes to the SIRA Training Requirement
for Return to Work...
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 2
What is a “Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard”? - Part 1
What or Who is a PCBU?
August 13, 2018
August 6, 2018
DYS Issue 62 - August 2018
August 2, 2018
PCBU Interaction with HSRs and Health & Safety Committee
July 30, 2018