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Issue 391 - 27 February 2014


Dear Subscriber,

Let’s do breakfast in Brisbane! NSCA launches the 2014 series of interactive, panel style Breakfast Forums, starting with the first event in Brisbane on 26 March. The breakfast forums are free to members with topics on critical work health and safety challenges, such as contractor management and mental health in the workplace. The Breakfast Forums will be followed by essential workshops expanding on the forum topic. Network with your WHS / OHS community and get solutions to your safety challenges from the panel of experts.
Diary the date: Brisbane | Melbourne | Adelaide | Canberra | Sydney | Hobart. Read more »


Twenty more die at work

Another 20 work-related deaths have been reported in the latest figures from Safe Work Australia. Read more »

Qld strips out safety powers

Queensland health and safety representatives are being stripped of their power to direct workers to stop unsafe work. Read more »

New WA mining laws flagged for 2015

New resource sector safety laws are expected to be introduced in Western Australia in early 2015. Read more »

SA closes in on phoney inspectors

SafeWork SA has launched an investigation into reports of phoney inspectors preying on workplaces. Read more »

Many may end their own lives due to work

An estimated 3800 people who took their own lives in Australia in the decade to 2011 may have done so due to work, says a new Work and Suicide Prevention Position Statement. Read more »

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MyNSCA launches new Member Newsletter!

2014 promises to be another inspiring year for NSCA members with a range of projects in the pipeline including new member offers, webinars, emerging issues, and tips to help WHS/OHS professionals develop their leadership skills and drive performance. Join or renew today »


Contractor Management workshop, Brisbane 26 March.

Essential workshop directly after the interactive Brisbane Breakfast Forum with our panel of experts. Register Today »

Training Highlights

Initial HSR training, 5 days

ACT  |  NSW  |  NT  |  QLD  |  SA  |  VIC

Commonwealth Initial HSR, 5 days

VIC  |  SA  |  NSW  |  QLD

Manage Contractor Safety, 1 day

SA  |  VIC

Health & Safety Committee

NSW  |  ACT  |  QLD  |  SA  |  VIC

HSR Refresher training, 1 day

QLD  |  VIC  |  NT  |  NSW  |  ACT  |  
SA level 2
  |  SA level 3


Dangerous & Hazardous Goods Conference 2014

Brisbane 20-21 March. Expert analysis, case studies, emergency /response procedures & preparing for GHS. Read more »

WA Safety in Construction 2014

Perth 19-20 March. Essential for those engaged in construction projects within the building and resource sector. Read more »

Total Facilities Expo 2014

Melbourne 4-5 March. Solutions to manage facilities smarter, cleaner, greener, safer & more cost efficient. Read more »

NEW Food Safety & Nutrition 2014

Need-to-know food safety & hygiene information for school canteens. Read more »

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