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.
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...
August 14, 2017
In July 2017 a PCBU entered into a $1.5 million enforceable undertaking with SafeWork NSW and thus avoided being prosecuted. An enforceable undertaki...
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...
May 8, 2017
You may have noticed that there appears to be a new swell of interest and articles about safety culture and leadership. Improvements in safety cultur...
April 26, 2017
Many workplaces in NSW have a Health & Safety Committee either as a permanent body or as one that is set up from time to time when needed to deal wit...
November 14, 2016
All workplaces have a physical work environment that includes matters such as; workspace, floors, lighting, and ventilation. And all workplaces need...
October 10, 2016
A safe and healthy workplace is easier to achieve when workers are consulted and involved. Many of the incidents that occur in workplaces probably ma...
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...
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 11, 2016
In a workplace the focus of consultation attention is usually on consulting with workers – section 47 WHS Act. However in May 2016 a PCBU was prosecu...
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 30, 2016
As you know maintaining a safe and healthy workplace requires vigilant attention and action. And there are a number of pressing reasons to do so incl...
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
July 16, 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
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
October 30, 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 4, 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
August 2, 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
DYS Issue 61 - June 2018
June 18, 2018