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Issue 415 - 12 February 2015


Dear Subscriber,

NSCA Foundation is proud to announce the inaugural National Safety Conference, which takes place on 14 October 2015 at the Shangri-La, Sydney. Drawing from the NSCA Foundation’s vast history and extensive safety network, the National Safety Conference features international safety speakers from across the globe and an array of prominent domestic experts. Accompanying this must-attend conference will be an exhibition area for conference sponsors and exhibitors to showcase their safety products and services.
Early bird registration opening soon!


First designer prosecution in WA

The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has, for the first time, prosecuted a designer – for failing to design a crane to the Australian Standard. Read more »

Is it really my responsibility?

Health, safety and environment (HSE) professionals are grappling with workplace wellbeing and mental health, says a new survey. Read more »

Unroadworthy heavy trucks targeted

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is seeking feedback on proposed national policy changes aimed at cracking down on unroadworthy heavy vehicles. Read more »

Coercion allegations hit union

CFMEU officials face the Federal Circuit Court next month over allegations of coercion after the head contractor on a Queensland construction site refused to remove a safety manager. Read more »

‘Small’ threat, serious consequences

High exposure to engineered nanoparticles in the workplace can have severe health effects and be difficult to treat, according to a new report from Safe Work Australia. Read more »

Vote today and
have your say!

The last poll saw a significant percentage of safety professionals in favour of harmonised Workers’ Compensation legislation. Would pollsters also consider a leap to a federal scheme as well or continue to manage at a state/territory level? Vote today, results will be posted in the next Safe-T-Bulletin.


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Member Offer: Career Watch

NSCA Foundation Member offer available now for free advertising of WHS/OHS position vacancies in the Career Watch section of the Safe-T-Bulletin. Read more »

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Latest Quick Poll Response

Should Australia also harmonise Workers Compensation legislation, in line with harmonised WHS legislation? Read more »


Brisbane Breakfast Forum

25 Feb: Get solutions to the challenges of managing mental health at work, with unique access to a panel of experts. Free for NSCA Foundation members. Register today »

Safety Professionals Workshop: Managing mental health at work

Brisbane 25 Feb: Places selling fast!
Following the Brisbane breakfast forum, the essential 3.5 hour workshop ensures safety and HR professionals can engage directly with the facilitating Principal Psychologist, with a wealth of experience and credentials specialising in managing mental health at work. Register today »

Sydney Member Connect

4 March: NSCA Foundation extends a free invitation to members to network with industry leaders and safety professionals across a range of industries. Register your interest today »

Melbourne Breakfast Forum

11 March: Get answers to your contractor management questions from the panel of experts in OHS regulation, legal and contractor management. Free for NSCA Foundation members. Register today »

Training Highlights

Summer Special – Enrol Today

Certificate IV or Diploma of WHS from $1,160! Train with Australia’s most respected WHS provider. Read More »

Initial Health & Safety Representatives
5 days


Health & Safety Representatives Refresher training

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA Level 2
SA Level 3 | VIC | Commonwealth

NSCA Foundation members get up to 15% discount on NSCA training. Read More »

Public Venue and Event Safety and Risk

Melbourne 2-3 March Ensure operational continuity and sustainability through comprehensive risk management planning. Read more »

Dangerous Goods Operations and Safety 2015

Brisbane 12-13 March Real life case studies, panel discussion and roundtable discussions with key experts. Read more »

Safe travelling in Australia

Hints and tips to ensure safety while travelling, from dangerous wildlife to simple road rules. Read more »

Safety First Conference & Expo

Australia's complete safety event, Safety First will take place on May 26 - 29 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Read more »

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