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Issue 368 - 28 March 2013

Dear Subscriber,

The NSCA offers FREE online upgrades for the Certificate IV in OHS and Diploma of OHS to the new Work Health and Safety qualifications for new enrolments from March to June 2013. Is it time to complement your work health and safety experience with that essential and nationally recognised qualification? For more information read here. The NSCA also wishes everyone a happy Easter and a safe return for all those travelling over the Easter break.

Industry News


Bullies to face the music

Bullying legislation has been introduced into federal parliament following the recent parliamentary inquiry into workplace bullying. Read more »

Mining giant found guilty

BHP Billiton Iron Ore must pay $430,000 in fines and costs after one of its workers was crushed to death. Read more »

Young, injured and burnt

Workers under the age of 25 have a significantly higher injury rate than older workers, and they also experience more burns. Read more »

Asbestos eradication a step closer

Legislation to establish the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was introduced into federal parliament last week. Read more »

Fingers severed

A UK company has been fined £200,000 after a worker’s fingers were severed in a machine incident. Read more »

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Career Watch


Project Safety Manager (NSW)

Safety Manager (NSW)

Quality and WHS Officer (NSW)

Injury Management Coordinator (NSW)

Health and Safety Programme Advisor (NSW)

International WHS Compliance Officer (NSW)



Training News


WHS Harmonisation and Due Diligence

Understand your changing obligations, primary duty of care and compulsory duty to exercise Due Diligence – this course is for Officers, Senior Managers, Small Business Owners, Directors and CEOs.  The Managing Director of McElroy Bryan Geological Services says “excellent course content and very well presented – much greater awareness of the impact of personal involvement”.
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NSCA Announcements


FREE online upgrades to WHS Certificate IV and Diploma

NSCA is offering FREE online upgrades for the Certificate IV in OHS and Diploma of OHS to the new Work Health and Safety qualifications
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Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety

Pro-Visual Publishing is pleased to announce its inaugural release of the 2013 Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety (NZ).
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Worker Fatalities Update – 33 Australian workers lost to workplace fatalities

As at 25 March 2013, 34 Australian workers have been killed while at work. With the occurrence of each work-related fatality, Safe Work Australia records information, updates statistics and prepares various reports.
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