Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (TAS)


Missing controls; New WHS portfolio; Higher premiums

  • Risk controls missing for plant-pedestrian interactions;
  • New Workplace Safety portfolio established in Tas; and
  • Workers' comp premium increases confirmed in NSW.

Resilient systems urged for world safety day; and much more

  • Invest in "resilient OHS systems" for world safety day;
  • SWA guidance extended to work on public roads;
  • Comments sought on proposed WHS amendments in NSW; and
  • Forklift-stability warning issued after two incidents.

Mandatory COVID controls; "Respect" standards; more

  • Workplace COVID controls still mandatory, employers reminded;
  • "Respect" standards promised after SA harassment review; and
  • Two states launch work safety awards, with COVID-control prize in one.

Free workplace psychosocial risk assessment tool

Australia's "only validated psychosocial risk assessment survey" has been relaunched on a free digital platform, under an initiative jointly funded by the country's workplace health and safety regulators.


Q3 2020: Legislation, caselaw and COVID review

This article examines all the must-know workplace safety, workers' compensation and COVID-19 developments from July, August and September 2020, with highlights including a new WHS Code for the pandemic, the Dreamworld judgment, a record double-fatality fine and gross negligence cases.


COVID coverings create new risks; Laws amended; more

  • COVID face coverings can create new work risks, regulator warns;
  • "Second line of defence" prescribed for Qld mines;
  • Employers reminded of new quad bike safety standards; and
  • New online system helps WHS notifications in Tas.

Q2 2020: Legislation, caselaw and COVID-19 update

In this article, OHS Alert reviews all the need-to-know workplace safety and compensation developments from the second quarter of 2020, including Australia's first industrial manslaughter conviction, recklessness cases, work-related pandemic restrictions and wholesale legislative changes.


COVID-19 work recovery plans; Mandatory controls; more

  • COVID-19 work recovery plans due now;
  • Workplace COVID-19 controls mandated in Tas;
  • COVID-19 lift policy and 15-minute rule announced in NT;
  • Coronavirus construction checklist launched in Vic; and
  • SA's workplace silica threshold halving in two weeks.

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