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Issue 379 - 29 August 2013

Dear Subscriber,

NSCA Breakfast Forums 2013 The NSCA is holding a series of interactive Breakfast Forums around Australia – Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane have celebrated highly successful breakfast forums on topics including the introduction of WHS legislation in South Australia, contractor management and managing workplace bullying. Hundreds of guests received direct advice and practical solutions from the expert panels with representatives from the local WHS/OHS Regulator, Sparke Helmore Lawyers and an NSCA WHS specialist. Future 2013 breakfast forums will be held in Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide – entry is free for NSCA members. Register today on NSCA’s website.

Industry News


Suicide prevention is everyone's business

Asking workmates if they are okay contributes to health and wellbeing and suicide prevention. Read more »

Brain injury leads to $330,000 penalty

Three companies, two directors, a project manager and a site manager have been fined $330,000 after a worker sustained serious brain injuries. Read more »

Bullying and road safety changes likely

Changes to bullying laws and the recently established Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal are on the cards if the Coalition wins Government on 7 September. Read more »

Construction code to alter

The model code of practice for construction work is being changed to include guidance on housing construction. Read more »

Heavy vehicle laws delayed

The new Heavy Vehicle National Law will start in October instead of September because of IT problems surrounding the permit application system. Read more »

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Not to be Missed Training

QLD - Gold Coast, 2 September
QLD Initial HSR 5 Day Course

SA - Adelaide, 2 September
SA Initial HSR 5 Day Course

NSW - Sydney CBD, 9 September
Property Risk and Compliance Management Training Program

ACT - Canberra, 16 September
Commonwealth HSR Initial 5 Day Course

VIC - Footscray, 18 September
Auditor Training – OHS/WHS Internal Auditing Skills

NT - Darwin, 30 September
NT Initial HSR 5 Day Course

NSCA Announcements


100+ attend successful Sydney breakfast forum

Sydney business operators commend interactive NSCA breakfast forum on Contractor Management. Read more »

Worker Fatalities Update

Another 4 worker fatalities as at 23 August 2013. Read more »

NSCA Quick Poll

Do you think the health and safety regulator in your state/territory should do more random workplace inspections? Read more »

NEW Hospitality Industry Guide to Safety

Key topics include WHS harmonisation, health and safety committees, compliance and enforcement. Read more »

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