Safety Institute of Australia welcomes national inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) earlier this week announced they will launch an independent national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.
A pledge to provide healthy and safe workplaces has been made by over 100 NSW businesses.
SafeWork NSW’s innovative Safety Promise program involves businesses going online and making a promise to ensure the health and safety of everyone in the workplace.
A Work-related psychological health and safety: A systematic approach to meeting your duties provides guidance to anyone who has a WHS duty to prevent and manage harm to workers’ psychological health.
For employers and workers, the guide describes how to build a psychologically healthy and safe workplace by identifying, assessing and controlling risks to workers’ mental health.
Dr Peta Miller, Special Adviser for Safe Work Australia, said that while work-related psychological injury is expensive, we know what causes harm and that taking preventative action works.
In this issue, Brian Chamberlin - Construction Industry Education Officer, writes about battery powered circular saw injuries to apprentices.
In the reported incidents in this edition of Safety Soapbox we have two incidents involving battery powered circular saws.
A plumbing company has become the second business to be convicted and fined over an incident in which an apprentice was seriously burned when he made contact with powerlines.
H&A Majestic Plumbing Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to one charge containing two contraventions of section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in that it failed to provide a workplace that was safe and without risks to health.