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Issue 380 - 12 September 2013

Dear Subscriber,

2013 Awards Finalists Announced! NSCA thanks all those who entered the 2013 NSCA/GIO Workers Compensation National Safety Awards of Excellence. NSCA received 139 quality submissions and are proud to announce the 29 finalists across seven categories competing for the prestigious awards. Winners will be announced at the 21st National Safety Awards of Excellence Gala Luncheon on 17 October 2013 in Sydney. Read more »

Industry News


Coalition set to change safety

WHS changes are likely now that the Coalition has won federal government. Read more »

$400,000 up for grabs

Financial support is on offer for research investigations into safety, compensation, recovery and neurotrauma. Read more »

Exhausted and ready to leave

A significant proportion of nurses and midwives will leave the nursing profession over the next 12 months due to high workloads, says a new survey. Read more »

WorkSafe investigates rescue helicopter death

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a man who fell from a rescue helicopter while being winched to safety. Read more »

Revised construction code released

The revised draft code of practice for construction work has been released by Safe Work Australia. Read more »

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Training News

Approved HSR Training

Effective HSRs – enhance knowledge and skills to support and motivate your work group. Read more »

Not to be missed training

VIC – Clayton, 24-25 September
Property Risk & Compliance Management

SA – Adelaide, 23 September
SA HSR 1 Day Bridging Course

QLD – Brisbane, 16-20 September
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

NT – Darwin, 30 September to 4 October
NT Initial HSR 5 Day Training

NSW – Parramatta, 23-24 September
Return to Work Coordination - Introduction

ACT – Canberra, 14-18 October
Auditor Training – Lead an OHS/WHS System Audit

NSCA Announcements


Worker Fatalities Update

112 workers lost as at 3 Sep 2013. Read more »

2 x $500 BCF vouchers to be won!

Enrol online in any QLD public training course held in Sep or Oct 2013. Read more »

Canberra Breakfast Forum, 16 October

Register today to get your contractor management questions answered. Read more »

National Safety Psychology Conference

Sydney 22-23 October 2013. Apply psychology to lead cultural change. Read more »

Stepathlon 2013

Stop the cycle of sedentary behaviour. Read more »

Food Manufacturing Industry Safety Guide

Preventative safety and hygiene in food manufacturing and production. Read more »

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