News & Updates

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Light a lamp and brighten your own path

Wednesday 4 May 2016

SIA Member Karen Wolfe outlines the virtues of mentoring in this introduction to the Institute's new mentor program.

NT: Airservices fined $160,000 over fatal Darwin crash

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Airservices Australia has been fined $160,000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws over a fatal crash involving an airport firefighting truck.

SA: $24,000 fine and three year ban for unsafe asbestos removal

Tuesday 26 April 2016

The SA Industrial Court recently convicted Anthony Rosier from Eco Asbestos Removal Service of seven counts of unsafe asbestos removal work.

VIC: Construction company fined $30,000 over 8m fall

Tuesday 26 April 2016

A construction company was recently fined $30,000 over an incident in which an employee was seriously injured after falling eight metres through unsecured metal sheeting.

VIC: Wall collapse under investigation

Tuesday 26 April 2016

WorkSafe Victoria is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the collapse of a wall at a demolition site in North Melbourne.

Axing of Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal ill-considered: law firm

Tuesday 26 April 2016

The Federal Government’s move to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, which sets minimum pay rates for the trucking industry for safety reasons, is unjustified and ill-considered, according to an industrial law firm.

Harmonisation’s failure leads to confusion and distraction for duty holders

Tuesday 26 April 2016

The failure of complete harmonisation of Australia’s OHS laws has led to confusion and distraction for duty holders and safety practitioners and the WHS regulatory regime is in significant reform, according to a national law firm.

What are the 10 principles of good work and safety design?

Tuesday 26 April 2016

There are 10 principles that demonstrate how to achieve good design of work and work processes, according to Safe Work Australia (SWA).

Comcare focusing on new chemical labelling and classification system

Tuesday 26 April 2016

A new international system of chemical labelling and classification will be a focus of forums being held across Australia by federal work health and safety regulator Comcare.

WA: Restaurant and cafe inspection program uncovers OHS concerns

Tuesday 26 April 2016

A proactive WorkSafe WA inspection program looking at safety in restaurants and cafes has uncovered several areas of concern within the industry.

WA: Safety alert issued over concrete pumping in construction

Tuesday 26 April 2016

WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert to make builders and concrete pump operators aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site.

Call for Nominations for OHS Education Awards 2016

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Nominations are now open for the annual SIA OHS Education Awards, which recognise university students studying in the occupational health and safety field, who have demonstrated strong potential and commitment to their discipline.

New report shows strong start to 2016 for OHS job market

Monday 18 April 2016

There has been an improvement in the Health & Safety job market with a positive start to 2016, compared with the cautious approach to recruitment seen in last half of 2015, Frazer Jones reports.

5 Reasons To Update Your SIA Member Profile

Wednesday 13 April 2016

When was the last time you logged in to your SIA Member profile online? If it’s been a while, or if you have never accessed your profile, you are missing out on some very valuable Members-only resources.

Companies fined $1.5 million after man dies in rig collapse

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Two Victorian companies were recently fined a total of $1.5 million in the Supreme Court over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed at a Melbourne construction site in 2011.

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