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Issue 378 - 15 August 2013

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Asbestos Awareness Training Business operators are becoming very aware of their WHS compliance obligations with regard to Asbestos Awareness training for their workers. The NSCA Asbestos Awareness training course provides workers with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) or suspected ACMs, and to ensure that appropriate action and/or control measures are taken. Read more »

Industry News


Kiwis to use Aussie safety laws

New Zealand is introducing new WHS laws based on Australia's Model Law. Read more »

High Court reserves sex case decision

Ongoing legal argument about paying workers compensation for injuries sustained during sexual intercourse at work is back in court. Read more »

Integrity unit proposed for the CSIRO

An investigation into bullying at the CSIRO has raised the possibility of establishing an integrity unit to deal with the problem. Read more »

NT hands down model safety fine

A company has been fined for failing to report a notifiable incident under the new work health and safety laws in the Northern Territory. Read more »

Poor vigilance causes crush injury

A company's failure to remain vigilant has led to a worker being seriously injured. Read more »

WA ups the ante

Following significant increases in work injuries footwear and clothing retailers are under scrutiny in Western Australia. Read more »

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Training News


Asbestos Awareness

Enrol today to gain the knowledge and skills required to manage potential asbestos risks. Read more »

NSCA Announcements


Worker Fatalities Update

4 more worker fatalities as at 12 August 2013. Read more »

NSCA Quick Poll

Do you think your workplace adequately prevents and manages workplace bullying? Read more »

NEW Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety

Achieve health and safety awareness and safe practices in a laboratory environment. Read more »

190+ attend successful Melbourne breakfast forum

Melbourne celebrates a highly successful NSCA breakfast forum on Contractor Management. Read more »

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