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Issue 396 - 8 May 2014


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Learn from the best in the business. Whether your safety initiative is big or small, if it’s making a positive difference to workplace safety and culture, we want to hear about it! Enter the NSCA 2014 National Safety Awards of Excellence to showcase your achievements and be recognised for your innovation and commitment to work health and safety. Last year’s overall winner Barwon Water Alliance said “the simple process of just documenting our safety journey was a powerful and energising output for our team”. Read more »


Govt audit gets stuck into safety and compo, too

The Federal Government’s commission of audit has suggested consolidating a number of safety bodies and privatising the underwriting of the commonwealth workers compensation scheme. Read more »

Tough negotiator wins top award

A paramedic who successfully negotiated to move her worksite to newly built and safer premises was among those honoured at this year’s Safe Work Australia Awards. Read more »

Asbestos tragedy continues

Mesothelioma has claimed hundreds more lives, according to the latest Asbestos-Related Disease Indicators report. Read more »

Where the rubber hits the road

Employers are being urged to sign up to the National Road Safety Partnership Program and share their road safety tips to cut the road toll. Read more »

Extra dollars to boost women’s safety

Two $10,000 scholarships for improving women’s safety at work are on offer from SafeWork SA.. Read more »

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Canberra Breakfast Forum
Tuesday 3 June

Understanding and managing mental health risks at work. Come along and get your questions answered by a panel of experts, including a principal psychologist, legal professional, government authority and WHS expert in an open forum. Register now »

NSCA Member of the Year

NEW National Safety Awards category exclusively for NSCA Members. This award recognises a NSCA Individual or Corporate Member who has demonstrated commitment and leadership in work health and safety. Celebrate your safety heroes! Enter today »


Workplace Mental Health – Foundations of Early Intervention

Canberra 3 June: Directly after the Canberra breakfast forum, this practical half day workshop provides all levels of staff with the confidence and skills to initiate early intervention to manage mental health risks at work. Read more »

Training Highlights

Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator, 1 day


Diploma of Work Health & Safety BSB51312

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Diploma of OHS to Diploma of WHS Bridging Course BSB51312

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VIC Safety in Construction 2014

Melbourne 3-4 June. Essential for those engaged in construction projects within the building and resource industry. Read more »

National Manufacturing Week

Sydney 13-16 May 2014. Strengthening Australian manufacturing through technology, innovation and training. Read more »

Safety for Dental Health Workers 2014/15

Key topics focus on the importance of keeping skills and knowledge up to date in the dental industry. Read more »

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