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Industrial manslaughter offence and other changes coming to model Work Health and Safety laws
The report of the first national review of Australia's model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws has been released.
Australia
22 Mar 2019
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New work health and safety laws in Western Australia – A step closer
WA employers, directors and senior managers must demonstrate a sound understanding of model WHS laws as they apply in WA.
Australia
6 Jul 2018
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#Timesup on turning a blind eye: How to take active steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
Remember that employers can be held vicariously liable for any acts of sexual harassment committed in the workplace.
Australia
8 Mar 2018
4
Mental health and workplace investigations: what are your obligations?
Mental illness in the workplace is an area for all employers to bear in mind when conducting workplace investigations.
Australia
7 Feb 2018
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How to avoid HR Christ-messes at your workplace functions this silly season.
Handy tips for keeping your silly season social functions stress free.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
6
Industrial manslaughter now a crime in Queensland
Employers should review safety management systems to ensure control measures are in place to address fatal hazard risks.
Australia
28 Oct 2017
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Due Diligence Quarterly: Q3 September 2017
The update can assist directors and other officers comply with a personal duty to exercise due diligence under WHS laws.
Australia
5 Oct 2017
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WA on the march towards model work health and safety laws
WA employers will need to prepare for a number of changes in work health and safety (WHS) laws over the next two years.
Australia
4 Sep 2017
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Employment, Labour & Safety: Mid-Year Review – 2017
The review examines significant legislative and policy developments, decisions, and key WHS issues to affect businesses.
Australia
3 Sep 2017
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Produce your permit: Full Federal Court clarifies union right of entry for OHS purposes
The Court handed down an important decision relating to union right of entry for occupational health and safety purposes.
Australia
19 Jun 2017
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Why right of entry (ROE) to a work site for safety reasons is not so easy
ROE is only triggered if the permit holder has probative evidence of a reasonable suspicion of a breach of the WHS Act.
Australia
13 Feb 2017
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A tragedy waiting to happen: A record OHS fine confirms why risk assessments are key
Safety and legal compliance requires competent risk assessments by employers and a timely response to their outcomes.
Australia
8 Feb 2017
13
Cabbage salad and safety: Episode 6 - Drugs and alcohol and the workplace (Part 2)
Part 2 of Episode 6 looks at party drugs and prescription drugs, with Natasha Jager of the Australian Drug Foundation.
Australia
9 Dec 2016
14
Cabbage Salad and Safety: Episode 6 - Drugs and Alcohol and the Workplace (Part 1)
Episode 6 discusses safety management issues and the legal, business and union perspectives on drug and alcohol testing.
Australia
28 Nov 2016
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Cabbage Salad and Safety: Episode 5 - Safety Month and Conference Season: The Hot Issues
Episode 5 discusses National Safety Month and some hot safety issues raised at conferences they have attended recently.
Australia
3 Nov 2016
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Mental illness and workplace disciplinary law: 6 golden rules
Applying workplace disciplinary law to a worker who suffers (or may suffer) from mental illness is complex.
Australia
17 Oct 2016
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Cabbage Salad and Safety: Episode 4 - Safety in a disrupted world
Episode four discusses disruption (Kevin hates this word!) - how do we keep workers safe when there is no set workplace?
Australia
11 Sep 2016
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Workplace Mid-Year Review – 2016
This annual review explores five key issues that Australian employers should be engaging with in the modern workplace.
Australia
5 Aug 2016
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Cabbage Salad and Safety: Episode 2 - Who is Responsible for Workplace Safety
Episode 2 compares legal and non-legal views of responsibility for safety and exposes the limitations of both approaches.
Australia
22 Jul 2016
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