Between 2012 and 2015, there were more than 6000 injuries in NSW workplaces as a result of workers’ handling, storing or using hazardous chemicals unsafely. Eight people died and more than 250 are now permanently disabled. These fatalities and injuries are 100 per cent preventable when the workplace is safe and the simplest of control […]

Ball gowns and black ties were the order of the evening when more than 250 guests from Kiama Downs to Chinderah and all points in between attended a gala dinner at Doltone House, Hyde Park in Sydney to celebrate the 2017 SafeWork NSW Awards. Since the inauguration of these awards in 2004, about 80 individuals […]

When it comes to exceptional health and safety know-how, our inspectors are your go-to people. In this feature, seasoned SafeWork inspectors, Anthony Nicholson and John Mizzi, provide helpful tips and pointers. John: One catchphrase I often tell clients is that if it’s worth doing, then it’s worth documenting. Work health and safety laws don’t require […]

Hazardous manual tasks are the most common cause of injury in NSW workplaces, accounting for nearly 30 per cent of all workplace injuries. Every year, we see over 19,000 major musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) claims costing on average over $30,000 per claim. Last year, we launched a six-year work health and safety strategy that set a […]

According to the NSW Mental Health Commission, 17 per cent of people in NSW will experience mild to severe mental illness each year and a further 23 per cent are believed to have an undiagnosed mental health problem. With 1.51 million people working in small business in NSW, approximately 600,000 may be affected each year. […]

The benefits of good workplace consultation are pretty clear for most NSW businesses – improved productivity, fewer injuries, and hopefully the all-important reduction in workers compensation premiums. But for Groves Joinery owners Tracey and Gary Fuss, the reasons for putting good workplace consultation methods in place aren’t just about the bottom line – they’re much […]

Effective 1 November, we are introducing new on-the-spot fines for employers not protecting their workers from the risk of falling from heights. These new fines can be issued by inspectors if the risk to workers is imminent or serious, or if the workplace is considered to be a repeat offender. These fines are aimed at […]