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Issue 409 - 6 November 2014


Dear Subscriber,

National Asbestos Awareness Month, November 2014

Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world. The rate continues to increase among Australians as a consequence of exposure to asbestos fibres during home renovations and maintenance. Find out how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home, and join the National Asbestos Awareness Campaign. Read more »

Do your workers know how to identify asbestos containing materials, and what to do? NSCA Asbestos Awareness training ensures that your workers know how to take safe and appropriate action. For more information call NSCA on 1800 655 510 or go to


Xmas rush crackdown

WorkCover NSW is cracking down on commercial construction safety in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Read more »

Mr Fluffy costs $1b

The federal government will lend $1 billion to the ACT to demolish and rebuild Canberra homes containing Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos insulation. Read more »

WA tables draft model laws

The draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 has been tabled in the WA parliament and is open for public comment. Read more »

Does WHS boost productivity?

The jury is out on the productivity benefits of WHS and how much protection should be afforded to workers. Read more »

Unions want more domestic violence leave

The ACTU wants paid domestic violence leave included in modern awards. The claim was lodged last week to the modern awards review. Read more »

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A year ago we asked pollsters who they would call first after a serious workplace injury / fatality. Vote today and find out in the next Safe-T-Bulletin how the response compares from then to now.


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Successful Qantas Safety Conference

With ‘Safety in Practice’ as the theme, Qantas’ annual Group Safety Conference speakers ranged from Q Catering to the FBI, with a diversity of topics. Read more »

Latest Quick Poll Response

In these tougher economic times, do you think your workplace is cutting back on work health and safety resources? To find out how safety professionals polled read more »

Congratulations Pinnacle Winner!

Transdev Australasia took home the prestigious Pinnacle Award at the 2014 National Safety Awards of Excellence. Read more about their award winning work health and safety achievements in National Safety magazine. To receive the Nov/Dec 2014 Awards Edition subscribe today »

Left to right: Colin Jennings for Transdev Australasia. Jason Allison, GIO Workers Compensation.


Manage Mental Health at Work

Canberra ACT: 26 November. Do you need advice on creating a psychologically healthy workplace? Get your questions answered by our panel of experts. Register today »

A Risk Management Approach to WHS Law

Hobart TAS: 3 December. Does complying with the new WHS legislation in Tasmania look overwhelming and complicated? Discuss solutions to your challenges with our panel of experts. Register today »

Training Highlights

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41412


Diploma of Work Health & Safety BSB51312


For more information on the Certificate IV or Diploma of WHS call 1800 816 459 or email


Safety in Construction

Practical information on safety management plans, scaffolding safety, fire safety and more. Read more »

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