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Posted April 03, 2024 | Category:
On Friday 22nd March 2024 WHS Ministers met regarding the engineered stone ban. The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) has said that this national approach to the prevention of silica-related diseases across all at-risk industries, building on the Victorian high risk crystalline silica work regulation in place since 2021, is one of the most significant changes to national health and safety regulation in Australia in the past two decades.
Posted June 27, 2023 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog
Health and safety in the workplace has often been associated with parallel improvements in productivity. Less often have the improvements been supported by scientific study.
Posted January 23, 2023 | Category: Health Blog, Safety Blog, Noise Blog

An Australian Financial Review article1 at the end of December 2022 described the challenge of finding skilled labour in the current employment market. There are simply not enough qualified candidates out there to fill the jobs required.

On the Seek website there are  currently 3,337 advertisements for OHS Consultants and 7,640 advertisements for Health and Safety Managers. You are not alone if you are struggling to find an experienced OHS/WHS professional for your business.

Mitigating Risk
Posted August 16, 2022 | Category: Safety Blog
Australia is in the middle of one of its largest ever labour shortages. There is no doubt that many of you are struggling to fill vacancies for experienced staff. As reported by the Australian Financial Review¹, almost one-third of businesses in Australia are having difficulty finding staff.
Game Changer Ahead
Posted August 16, 2022 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog
New obligations were introduced in Victoria in November 2021 aimed at protecting workers from exposure to deadly Crystalline Silica dust. There was a phased approach to the introduction of the regulations to give you enough time to prepare for the changes to your duties and obligations. However, the 15 November 2022 deadline for the introduction of the remaining Victorian Crystalline Silica Regulations is fast approaching. What does this mean for you?
Engineered Stone
Posted December 15, 2023 | Category:
In a landmark move to combat the rising cases of silicosis among workers, Australia is set to be the first country to outlaw engineered stone.
How to Lift Training
Posted June 27, 2023 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog
Manual handling can be a necessary part of getting a job done at many workplaces. Where manual handling involves moving people, repetitive actions, unstable loads and other factors, the work can become hazardous and it is the biggest cause of injury at many workplaces.
Federal vs State
Posted August 16, 2022 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog, Noise Blog
OHS (or WHS outside Victoria) is principally a state and territory responsibility. The Federal Government supports national organisations such as SafeWork Australia which is important for establishing national standards including the workplace exposure standards. The change of Federal government may influence the way in which some or all of these organisations operate and their funding.  
Amendments to WHS Laws
Posted August 16, 2022 | Category: Safety Blog, Health Blog
On the 6th June this year Safe Work Australia announced major amendments to the model Work Health and Safety Act and model Work Health and Safety Regulations. Whilst the amendments cover a range of issues, there are two key changes you should be aware of. They are in relation to managing psychosocial risk and a proposed prohibition on insurance for penalties. How will these, and the other changes, affect you?
Loudest Whistle
Posted April 06, 2022 | Category: Noise Blog
At 143 dB the HyperWhistle, claimed to be the Worlds loudest whistle, exceeds the legislated peak maximum workplace standard and cannot be used without hearing protection (which it comes with).