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Issue 412 - 18 December 2014


Dear Subscriber,

Season’s Greetings from NSCA Foundation

As 2014 draws to a close NSCA Foundation urges everyone to stay focused on the importance of working safe, and to look out for yourself and your work mates so everyone returns home safe at the end of the day. NSCA Foundation wishes you all a safe and happy festive season and a prosperous new year.

Your next Safe-T-Bulletin will arrive on 15 January 2015


Tragic end to café siege

Work health and safety (WHS) took on terrifying and tragic proportions at the Lindt café in Martin Place, Sydney, on Monday. Read more »

$625K undertaking avoids court

A part of Virgin Australia Group will pay $625,000 for an enforceable undertaking rather than take on a court battle after one of its workers was hit by a roller door. Read more »

Injuries are just part of the deal

Some 40 per cent of transport, postal and warehousing employers said their workplaces are not suited to employees who are worried about getting injured at work, according to a new report. Read more »

Firefighters at greater cancer risk

The incidence of cancer among Australian male firefighters is higher than that among the rest of the Australian population, says a new study. Read more »

Safety cuts announced

Seafarer safety and building bodies and safety-related grants will be abolished to help the federal government balance the budget. Read more »

Vote today and
have your say!

The economic turbulence over the last few years has seen a shifting landscape for safety professionals, particularly in the resource and manufacturing sectors. Has this environment and flow on affect to business influenced your career pathway as a safety professional? Vote today, results will be posted in the next Safe-T-Bulletin.


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Success in Hobart!

Lively discussion and fast flowing questions from attendees at the Hobart Breakfast Forum kept the panel of experts on their toes on the topic of A Risk Management Approach to WHS Law. Read more »

Latest Quick Poll Response

Workplace Christmas Party – is it worth the risk? Find out how safety professionals polled. read more »


Brisbane Breakfast Forum and Workshop

25 Feb 2015: Get solutions to your safety challenges from the panel of experts and network with like businesses and safety professionals. Register your interest in attending »

Sydney Member Meeting

4 March 2015: Engage with great speakers, share their learnings and experiences and network with other NSCA Foundation members. Register your interest in attending »

Training Highlights

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WHS/OHS for Managers and Supervisors


Health and Safety Committee


NSCA Foundation members get up to 15% discount on NSCA training. Find out more »

Safety in the Aged Care Industry

Stay up to date with effective complaints handling processes and information on minimising falls and nutritional dietary advice. Read more »

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