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Issue 384 - 7 November 2013

Dear Subscriber,

ASBESTOS AWARENESS MONTH, November 2013 aims to educate Australians about the dangers of asbestos in and around homes because Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos related diseases in the world. NSCA encourages businesses to ensure your workers have the essential knowledge and skills to identify suspected asbestos and take the appropriate actions so everyone can go home safe from work. Read more »

Industry News


Crashes claim more lives

A greater proportion of workers are killed in vehicle collisions than in other work-related incidents, says the latest workplace fatality figures. Read more »

Landmark High Court ruling

Comcare has escaped paying workers compensation to a commonwealth public servant for injuries sustained during sex at work. Read more »

Qld moves to change WHS laws

Proposed changes to the recently introduced WHS laws in Queensland have led to the expiry date of the transitional arrangements being extended. Read more »

Bosses lose sight of the big picture

Many bosses and workers have lost sight of the mental health and productivity benefits of taking a break, says beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell AO. Read more »

First Asbestos Awareness Month targets DIY

Home renovators are the target of the inaugural national Asbestos Awareness Month. Read more »

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Training News

Asbestos Awareness Training

Can you identify suspected asbestos?
Protect your workers & business. Read more »

Not to be missed training

VIC - Clayton, 25 November
Commonwealth HSR Bridging, 1 Day
* Last chance before the course expires

SA - Adelaide, 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27 November
Commonwealth HSR, 5 Days

QLD - Gladstone, 25-27 November
Fire Safety Advisor, 3 Days

NSW - Sydney CBD, 21 November
Commonwealth HSR Bridging, 1 Day
* Last chance before the course expires

ACT - Canberra, 19 November
Commonwealth HSR Bridging, 1 Day
* Last chance before the course expires

NSCA Announcements


CANBERRA Breakfast Forum 2013

Another successful breakfast forum! ACT businesses attended interactive forum to discuss solutions to contractor management challenges. Read more »

$500 BCF Voucher winner announced

Enrol & train in Nov/Dec to enter the QLD $500 BCF voucher draw – QLD only. Read more »

Worker Fatalities Update

140 Australian workers lost. Read more »

Injury Management & Return to Work Conference, Sydney 17-19 Feb 2014

Proactive strategies, case study driven event. NSCA members receive 20% entry discount. Read more »

NEW National Guide for Aged Care

Best practice care & advice. Read more »

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