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Issue 393 - 27 March 2014


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“Are you listening rather than telling? Are you just issuing edicts that people don’t understand ?” Ann Sherry AO, Chair of Safe Work Australia and CEO of Carnival Cruises, discusses with National Safety – Australia’s leading safety magazine – what is working in Australian work health and safety, what is not working and what the future holds. Read the full article »


First stop bullying order made

A worker has been ordered not to make comments about another worker’s clothes or appearance in the first stop bullying order from the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Read more »

'Threats' spark U-turn

Cootes Transport has responded to a 'show cause' notice and submitted a plan to the New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services to fix safety and compliance faults in its dangerous goods fleet. Read more »

New compo laws on the way

Changes to Comcare's workers compensation and self-insurance eligibility laws are before the federal parliament. Read more »

Crashes top death toll

Vehicle crashes were the most common notifiable work-related fatalities in 2013, says the latest Safe Work Australia figures. Read more »

Blaze under investigation

An investigation is underway at Sydney's Barangaroo construction site following a fire there earlier this month. Read more »

More building sites on notice

WorkCover NSW inspectors are two weeks into a six-week blitz targeting commercial construction sites across Sydney and parts of regional NSW. Read more »

Faulty lift poses fall risk

OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd has been fined for operating a risky heavy goods lift. Read more »

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