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Issue 395 - 23 April 2014


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100 years of ANZAC. Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the ANZAC Centenary marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. During the ANZAC Centenary we will remember not only the original ANZACs from Australia and New Zealand who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women. NSCA staff around Australia remember and honour all of our fallen who served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, whose sacrifice has helped define us as a people and as a nation. Lest we forget.


Long-awaited law changes a step closer

Western Australia’s version of the model resource and general work health and safety laws could pass through the WA parliament by November. Read more »

What concoctions lurk in your workplace?

Hazardous substances, mixtures and articles can be found in most workplaces and are at the forefront of World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April. Read more »

Hook, line and safety

A $500 safety rebate is on offer for commercial estuary fishers operating in New South Wales. Read more »

Post-quake risks still a threat

Asbestos risks are on the increase as residential demolitions ramp up in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the ongoing post-earthquake rebuilding effort. Read more »

Severely burnt and rendered unconscious

A UK building company has been prosecuted after a worker was burnt and placed in an induced coma. Read more »

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Mental health at work – who is responsible?

Melbourne Breakfast Forum, Wed 7 May: What are the implications of failing to manage mental health risks at work? Come along and get your questions answered by a panel of experts, including a Principal Psychologist from CommuniCorp Group, Senior Associate from Sparke Helmore Lawyers and NSCA Principal – Risk Management. Register now »

National Safety Awards now open!

Regardless of whether your safety program or initiative is big or small – if it’s making a positive difference to workplace safety and culture, we want to hear about it! Enter today »

NSCA at National Manufacturing Week

Sydney, 13-16 May: Come along and find out more about NSCA at stand 2816. Register today for (NSCA Senior WHS Consultant) Mark Moskvitch’s presentation on Nanotechnology – the safety implications. Read more »


Workplace Mental Health – Foundations of Early Intervention

Melbourne, 7 May: Directly after the Melbourne breakfast forum, this practical half day workshop provides all levels of staff with the confidence and skills to initiate critical early intervention to manage mental health risks at work. Read more »

Training Highlights

Property Risk & Compliance Management Training Program, 2 days

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Diploma of Work Health & Safety BSB51312

In class & distance options

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Diploma of OHS to Diploma of WHS Bridging Course BSB51312

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NEW CottonSafe 2014

Endorsed by Cotton Australia to assist cotton farmers and growers better manage safety risks. Read more »

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