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Issue 365 - 14 February 2013

Dear Subscriber,

NSCA staff around Australia offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the workers and volunteers contributing towards the massive clean-up and rebuilding in Australian communities after the recent extreme weather conditions. A risk management approach to safety planning and preparation is crucial to ensure that all those involved in potentially dangerous work, and the removal of hazardous materials, remain safe. The NSCA can provide essential services including safety training, consulting and auditing - for longer term planning consider the NSCA training WHS Principles of Compliance.

Industry News


OHS managers out-earn bosses

Project work is pushing the salaries of OHS managers above those of their bosses, says the latest safesearch remuneration survey.

“OHS managers are now earning an average of $6,843 more than senior city-based national managers,” the survey says. Last year they were earning 33% less. Read more »

Bullying review greeted with caution

The CSIRO’s review into bullying allegations made by former staff has received a cautious welcome.

“Since May 2012, there have been a series of allegations made by former employees of bullying and other misconduct matters while they were employed with CSIRO,” the CSIRO said in a statement on its website. Read more »

Right to silence clarified

A bill to amend work health and safety right-to-silence laws has been introduced into the SA parliament.

The Work Health and Safety (Self-Incrimination) Amendment Bill 2013 amends section 172 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012. Read more »

Rebuke on building code

The federal government has been criticised for its handling of the Building Code 2013.

The code started at the beginning of February and has been issued under the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012. It includes WHS among other obligations. Read more »

Jailed for fraud

An injured worker who was handed a 16-month jail sentence for fraud has appealed against the severity of the sentence.

Rita Mercuri, 44, from Epping in Victoria, pleaded guilty in the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court last year to one count of fraud and seven counts of providing false information. Read more »

Safe Work Australia Awards

Winners of the Safe Work Australia Awards will be revealed in April.

The eighth annual awards ceremony will be held at Old Parliament House Canberra on 29 April. Read more »

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Training News


WHS Principles of Compliance

This course aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of the principles of compliance. Topics covered include: WHS Legislation, identification and assessment of incidents, WHS management practices, risk management, workplace inspections and WHS auditing. Read more »

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NSCA Announcements


Adelaide Breakfast Forum

Expert advice from our panel on practical solutions for SA workers and businesses on the new Work Health & Safety laws. Read more »

Release of Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2013

Partnering with the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia and National Safety Council of Australia, Pro- Visual Publishing has released the 2013 edition of the Supply Chain / Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Safety. Read more »

Spotlight on safety at NMW 2013

This year’s National Manufacturing Week (May 7 - 10, Melbourne) will have a strong safety focus - at least in part because of increased scrutiny on OH&S issues following the Federal Government’s recently-launched Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022[1].. Read more »

Career Watch


Injury Management Coordinator (NSW)

Injury Management Consultant (NSW)

RTW Coordinator (NSW)

Project Risk Manager (NSW)

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