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Issue 444 - 7 April 2016


Dear Subscriber,

NSCA Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 National Safety Awards of Excellence are now open for entry.

Now in its 24th year, the National Safety Awards of Excellence are Australia’s only independent National Safety Awards celebrating organisations and people striving for safe business, safe workmates and safe performance. Enter one, or more, of the eight Award categories:

• Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System
• Best Solution of a WHS Risk
• Best WHS Training Program
• Best Communication of a Safety Message
• Ian Chisholm Award for Best Individual WHS Achievement
• Best Safety Leadership Program/Initiative
• Best Health and Wellbeing Program
• NSCA Foundation Member of Year

Enter today to share your safety journey, celebrate your safety heroes and be recognised for your innovative work health and safety initiatives.

Read more | Download the nomination guide | Enter now


Safe rates mired in controversy

In the wake of Federal Court action a bill will be introduced into federal parliament to delay the start of contractor driver minimum payments until 1 January, 2017. Read more »

Fines top $1.5mil

Fines totalling $1.5 million have been handed down to two Victorian construction companies following an appeal to the Supreme Court of Victoria. Read more »

Arm amputated in unguarded machine

A South Australian earthmoving company has been fined $111,000 after a worker’s arm was amputated by machinery. Read more »

All Commonwealth codes revoked and remade

The Commonwealth has revoked two compilations of work health and safety (WHS) codes of practice and remade each code a separate legal instrument. Read more »

Safety infiltrates government policy

A framework has been created to help ensure work health and safety (WHS) considerations are taken into account during government policy development. Read more »

SA reforms safety regulator

SafeWork SA’s role is being split into enforcement and education. Read more »

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Exclusive Offer for NSCA Foundation Members: 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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International Workers’ Memorial Day

Held every year on 28 April, Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to remember lives lost at work, and to focus on ensuring we all go home safe from work. For more information on commemorative events in your region, contact the safety regulator in your state or territory or your union. Read more »

Latest Quick Poll Response

Which do you think is the most important quality to build a safe workplace in your industry? Read more »


Breakfast Forum | Melbourne, 20 April

Find out what your business need to know about Managing Mental Health in the Workplace, with unique access to a panel of experts. Free for Members / Non-Members $40 per person. Register today »

Masterclass | Melbourne, 20 April

Developing a Wellness Program in Your Workplace. Register today to engage with Shane Bilsborough, Global Health and Wellbeing expert, as he facilitates an interactive 4 hour masterclass on how to develop a wellness program in the workplace. Register today »

Training Highlights

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


National Safety Guide for Public Works and Services

Work safe, home safe with a new interactive safety guide, including Augmented Reality capability to engage new and experienced workers alike. Read More »

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