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.

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...

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