We have shown our commitment to helping businesses develop a better understanding of workplace consultation by hosting the inaugural Consultation @ Work conference. Held at the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 25, the conference was part of national Safe Work Month. Research has shown that NSW businesses are unsure of their consultation obligations, and are […]

According to a survey of more than 2000 NSW businesses, less than one in 10 employers had an integrated approach to mental health. Using a benchmarking tool, it was found that about one in five employers had a basic awareness of mental health issues but thought it was ultimately an individual’s responsibility. The scientific, professional […]

The largest oil company retail network in Australia has completed more than $800,000 of work health and safety undertakings after two workers were treated in hospital following an incident at the company’s Banksmeadow fuel terminal. Since the incident in July 2013, Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd has spent more than $200,000 on rectifications at its […]

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 […]