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Issue 398 - 5 June 2014


Dear Subscriber,

With another 19 worker fatalities it’s time to ensure your workers are trained and upskilled. NSCA announces training dates for July to December 2014 are now available. Plan your new financial year training for essential safety knowledge and skills from Australia’s most respected WHS/OHS provider. Download training calendars today »


Death toll driven higher

Nineteen more people have died at work this year, with vehicle incidents continuing to claim many of these lives, according to the latest official figures. Read more »

Harassment and bullying cost you plenty

Work pressure, harassment and bullying are still costing workers and employers many weeks off work and thousands of dollars for individual compensations claims. Read more »

Asbestos agency remains under a cloud

The Asbestos Eradication Agency may be in this year’s federal budget but there’s no telling for how long it will stay. Read more »

Workers are sick and tired of it

Young workers in particular are no longer prepared to keep fronting up to workplaces that don’t look after mental health. Read more »

The shadow of the black dog

If the federal Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb was 40 again he wouldn’t tell too many people he lived with a mental illness, because he couldn’t take the risk. Read more »

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NSCA delivers training in Fiji

NSCA’s international training facilitator, Marilyn Hubner, delivers the long-awaited Fiji Certificate IV in WHS to enthusiastic participants. Read more »

Sydney Breakfast Forum

Wed 23 July: 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 specialist, government professional and WHS expert in an open forum. Register now »

National Safety Awards 2014

Enter the NSCA National Safety Awards of Excellence and showcase your organisation’s safety innovation. 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”. Register now »


3FOR2 offer on NSCA public training courses*

Enrol two people from the same organisation and bring a third person for FREE! Exclusive offer to cover the last of your training budget for the end of financial year. *T&Cs apply. Read more »

Some of our most popular training courses include:

Commonwealth Health and Safety Representatives: Initial 5 day course, SAVE $915


WHS for Managers and Supervisors: 1 day course, SAVE $300+


Workplace Mental Health - Foundations of Early Intervention: 3.5 hour workshop, SAVE $440



Fatigue Risk Management

Conference Sydney and Brisbane 2014: Ensure safety, maintain productivity, drive performance. Early bird special & NSCA member discount - register by 6 June and SAVE. Read more »

Workplace Safety for Body Repairers

2014 safe work recommendations for body repairers and spray painters, in collaboration with Motor Traders Association. Read more »

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