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Issue 419 - 9 April 2015


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Entry is open for Australia’s only independent National Safety Awards. Celebrate your safety heroes and enter the 2015 NSCA Foundation / GIO National Safety Awards of Excellence today. Now in its 23rd year, Australia’s premier safety awards program continues to celebrate organisations and people who recognise work health and safety as a cornerstone of elite business performance.

Entry is simple and free of charge. For more information on how to celebrate your safety heroes, find out more at and download a Nomination Booklet today.

Best Practice, Best People, Best Performance!


Alleged licence fraud uncovered

Inappropriately altered High Risk Work Licences have recently surfaced in WA. Read more »

Union agrees to drug and alcohol testing

The CFMEU has agreed to include drug and alcohol testing in its proposed new impairment policy about safety in the workplace. Read more »

Two more deaths in SA

A volunteer steward and a man working on a prawn trawler have been killed at work in SA. Read more »

After-hours ride ends in cuts and fractures

WorkCover NSW and the NSW Police Force are investigating how five Royal Easter Show workers sustained fractures and bleeding while riding a giant slide early last Sunday morning. Read more »

Violence protections rewritten

An updated workplace violence guide for the healthcare sector has been released by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read more »

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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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Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

Each year on Workers’ Memorial Day we take a moment to remember those who have died at work, and renew our commitment to help make Australian workplaces the safest in the world. Read more »

Hurry! Only 2 National Safety Awards categories left

Only 2 categories available to sponsor in Australia’s most prestigious National Safety Awards of Excellence. Email for more information »

Latest Quick Poll Response

Quad bikes: As the leading cause of accidental fatalities on Australian farms, should riders be trained and licenced to operate? Read more »


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Safety Pays. Falls Cost.

WorkSafe ACT focuses on improving safety for those working at heights by providing targeted information, resources and useful tools. Read more »

Workplace Injury and Cost Reduction

Melbourne 24-26 June: Innovative approaches to preventing risk and reducing claims. Read more »

Workplace safety for sporting amenities

Safety management systems for amenities managers and ground keepers throughout Australia. Read more »

Safety First: Helping employees ‘Choose to be well’

Melbourne 26-29 May: Safety First Conference & Expo welcomes Dr Rod Gutierrez, Principal Psychologist for DuPont Sustainable Solutions, as a keynote speaker of the event. Read more »

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