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Issue 405 - 11 September 2014


Dear Subscriber,

Congratulations 2014 Awards Finalists! NSCA Foundation thanks all those who entered the 2014 NSCA/GIO Workers Compensation National Safety Awards of Excellence. We received a record 153 quality submissions and are proud to announce the 39 finalists competing for the prestigious awards. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Luncheon held in Sydney on 15 October. Read more »


World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is preventable, reinforces a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more »

States let off the hook

The states and territories may have been ‘exonerated’ for their part in the troubled Home Insulation Program (HIP), but the episode raises questions about regulator resourcing that go beyond insulation. Read more »

Blame it on the principal

An event hire company that left safety in the hands of subcontractors has been convicted under the ACT harmonised work health and safety (WHS) laws. Read more »

Child’s life wasted

The Coroner’s report into the death of a child on a mining site in New Zealand is a wake-up call about managing visitors to worksites and controlling risks. Read more »

Are you a safety ambassador?

Safe Work Australia is calling for workers from across all levels of organisations to become safety ambassadors during Safety Month (October). Read more »

Vote today and
have your say!

A year ago we asked pollsters if the newly elected government should back-track on WHS laws. Has national harmonisation been achieved? What do safety professionals think of the same question today? Vote today and find out in the next Safe-T-Bulletin how the response compares from then to now.


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Managing Mental Health in Canberra

The Canberra Breakfast Forum on Managing Mental Health in the Workplace is confirmed for Wednesday 26 November. For information and to register your interest today, read more »

Latest Quick Poll Result

Would you rather have a salary increase or an inspirational manager? To find out which option pollsters preferred, read more »

Your opinion matters

We want to hear from you - what safety topics are important to you and your business? Take our 2 minute survey»


National Safety Awards Gala Lunch

Come along and join us in recognising and celebrating Australia’s leading safety heroes at the 22nd Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence luncheon in Sydney on 15 October 2014. Member discounts apply. Read more »


4th Annual Safety Psychology Conference 2014

Sydney 21-22 October: Tools and strategies to cultivate sustainable cultural, attitudinal and behavioural change. Read more »

Safety in the Forestry Sector 2014/15

Safety awareness and procedures for forestry contractors and workers, in collaboration with the Log Transport Safety Council. Read more »

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