As part of our six-year work health and safety roadmap, we will focus on improving the flow of safety information to embed a safety landscape in NSW supply chains. The transfer of work health and safety information in a supply chain includes identifying and controlling risks during the life cycle (including disposal) of buildings, products, […]

Following an amendment to the WHS Regulation, the NSW Government published a register of individuals who hold asbestos, high risk work and demolition licences as well as holders of general construction induction training cards (otherwise known as white cards). The register includes the licence holder’s name, licence number and type, the licence status, the licence […]

A recent survey of more than 2000 workers found that one in five have made a complaint about a workplace safety issue that was never fixed. One in 10 workers were too afraid to report safety issues because they might be fired and one in 20 have been demoted after making a safety complaint at […]

Brendan Edwards, a mechanical fitter at Komatsu, and Bill Coulter, a self-confessed dreamer and problem solver, are two of a kind. Both are passionate about workplace safety and, fittingly, both were finalists in the 2017 SafeWork NSW Awards. Brendan has initiated myriad safety solutions at the Moss Vale manufacturing facility where he works. According to […]

Between 2001 and 2012, there were 177 workers compensation claims for query (Q) fever in NSW, with costs totalling more than $3.5 million. Given this alarming statistic, the growing threat of Q fever, and the fact that many cases go unreported, we are educating those in the veterinary industry about the dangers of the bacteria. […]

The Centre for Work Health and Safety opened its doors for business in December last year. Comprising experts in the fields of research, insights and analytics, science outreach and business, the Centre leverages data and evidence to create awareness, suggest smarter approaches and bring about behaviour change in work health and safety. The team doesn’t […]

Falls from heights remain the biggest killer on construction sites in NSW. And a worker doesn’t have to be perched on top of a 12-storey building to be at risk of death or serious injury as a fall from just two metres or less can also prove fatal. Over the past three years, most serious […]